My Books

For eight-year-old Malory, who has ADHD, school isn't always an easy place to be. But Malory isn't the only one who has difficult days. Sometimes it's her classmates, teachers, or parents. Malory tries her best to focus, but oftentimes, her mind wanders, leading to trips to the Principal's office and phone calls home. 

Malory's art teacher Ms. Julie understands how it feels to think a little differently from others. Born with Autism, Ms. Julie found comfort and calm through art. Now she uses it to help others to find their safe, creative haven too. In this inspiring neurodiverse story, Malory will discover that with a little bit of love and support from friends, you can do anything and, along the way, learn the power of believing in yourself and embracing your differences.

The making of malory

The story behind the story

I've had a lot of people come to me and ask me, "What inspired you to write this book?!" And the answer is simple- the story behind Malory was inspired by my own experiences with ADHD, as a child.

Growing up, I experienced many of the thoughts and emotions portrayed by Malory. As I grew over the years, I read many books about ADHD. But, I came across two problems. 1. Most of the books were written for adults, not children. And 2. Most of the books involving ADHD were focused on boys. I wanted to see a book that spoke directly to a child while showcasing ADHD from their perspective. And I wanted it to be portrayed through the eyes of a young girl.

Having the experience and passion for the topic, writing the story was a no brainer. I loved sharing Malory with others. I wanted her to be an inspiration. I wanted her to make kids see themselves and say, “Hey, I feel that way!” “Hey, I think that too!” And more than anything… I wanted them to know that they were just as important, intelligent, and wonderful as everyone else.

It has been my greatest joy hearing positive feedback from readers who express sentiments like, “I teared up, because this exactly describes what my son/daughter goes through.” To know that my story could help someone else to feel seen, understood, accepted, is a priceless feeling that no amount of words can fully express.

I hope you enjoy the story of Malory. And if you do, please share your review! Each review helps another person to discover something new. Every. Voice. Counts. Use yours!

resources for families & educators

At the end of the book, there's a learning guide designed for parents and educators that goes into detail on how to create a healthy support system, boost your child’s self-esteem, open up communication, and provide healthy creative outlets. 

ADHD and Me also has a FREE coinciding lesson plan for ages 5-8/grades k-3rd, available in teacher corner.
This curriculum includes homework, social experiments, interactive games, and much more! It is designed to help educate and inspire positive emotional stimulation, social engagement, creative thinking, and problem-solving in a classroom setting. And don't forget all the other cool downloadable freebies like coloring pages, spot the difference activity sheets, word searches and more. You can find them all HERE.

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