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The first kids book I wrote was about the global water crisis; I love that I still get texts and messages from people who have purchased the book, picked it back up for some reason, and who’ve found it helpful in having a meaningful discussion with their kids about water.


100% of what we make from each purchase is donated to water projects on GlobalGiving.

If you’ve got kids in your life, and you want an engaging, light, but meaningful way to talk to them about this pressing global, social, and environmental issue, you can find this on Amazon. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the experience Dream Village, Where Kids Build Better Tomorrows writing this story gave me. I’m happy and hopeful it’s worthwhile to those who read it.

PS – Started working on my fourth book this past weekend. Like each book I’ve written, it came from a deeply personal experience that moved me to tears first, and then, to words.

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I’ve been lucky enough to write and publish a few stories that are deeply meaningful to me.

In doing so, I’ve been able to celebrate some ideas in a way that I believe makes the kids who read them curious, empathetic, and maybe most importantly … feel equipped to bring about change in the world.

Dream Village, Where Kids Build Better Tomorrows

My dream. My side hustle. It’s a modest endeavor but on a day like today it really lifts my spirits.

I want to thank the amazing Story Time with Mr. Limata for featuring Today’s the Day this week, of all weeks, when covering the topic of childhood friendship. The story covers bullying too (fits the times) and also pediatric cancer.

It’s more than a true story, too. It’s more than one true story.

It’s three. Interwoven. That was my contribution. Bringing the stories together.

In some ways this is my favorite story.

Because it brings together the lives of three girls who I think the world of. I want to thank Erin QuinnLeena Patel for letting me write a story about their girls.

And I want to thank Reshma Shah for allowing me to tell a story of this amazing little girl who changed my life. Our family’s lives.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for being a part of this. I am also just ridiculously moved right now.

And thanks Mr Limata. Udabes.

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I can comfortably say that one of the most meaningful things I will have done when my life comes to an end, is to have told a story that captured the truths of three amazing young ladies.

Reshma Shah Leena Patel Erin Quinn Randy Quinn your daughters … they changed my life.

When COVID is over I plan to get this group together. Please … let me.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for you and the model you set.

Also. I love your kids.

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I owe a lot of people a lot of gratitude. Getting to this particular spot was an on again/off again ride spanning 9 years. I’m really excited about where we are.

For today, the biggest kudos go to Dion Ridley and Oliver Bruehl who made this all possible.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for your partnership and friendship. More to come. But for now … quite simply …Welcome to Dream Village, Where Kids Build Better Tomorrows.


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