Gracie and I had fun on Aug. 25 in Dougall Park, Gibsons. It was a glorious day with lots of kids and cool things to do. We were the opening act for the TV musical duo Bobs & Lolo. Find out more on my Events page.
“There’s a spunky energy in the writing that goes along with the central motif.”
– DENNIS LEE, Author, Alligator Pie
Get the new children’s book GRACIE’S GOT A SECRET
– Released in fall 2011
This uplifting story, about the friendships a goldfish makes and the lessons she learns when she escapes her fishbowl, invites children to follow their dreams, believe in themselves, support others, and find their inner stillness.
- inspirational content for children ages 2+
- comes with a list of questions to spark discussion (for children 7+)
- fun and eye-catching illustrations
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOWL
Hi, welcome to Gracie’s fishbowl. She’s an impatient and feisty little goldfish, who’s the star of my picture book Gracie’s Got a Secret. That’s her on the front cover above and inside the blue square below. Her brother, Freddie, is beside her. Her dad is on the bottom left, her mom on the right.
In my children’s tale, Gracie escapes her fishbowl and leaves her family, determined to share a secret with the outside world. Along the way, she befriends Mopey, a weepy alligator who’s stuck in the sewer, and Nellie, a circus elephant with dreams of freedom. By helping her new pals, Gracie learns to slow down and go with the flow, gaining remarkable results, and a clear way back to a loving home.
Gracie and her family: ilustrations by Lillian Lai
— Linda Williams photo (left) — Hugh Macauley photo (right)
Left: the author with Gracie; right: some youngsters listening to the author read
from Gracie’s Got a Secret during the 2011 Sunshine Coast Arts Crawl in Roberts Creek, BC
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