Children’s Book


I am excited to announce that I have published a children’s book. inspired by my adoption; “Hello, Sweet Baby!” An Adoption Journey. The book is available for presale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Story

Young and in love, Momma Red and Poppa Yellow Tomato decide to have a baby tomato. However, Momma and Poppa quickly learn that they cannot properly care for their sweet seedling and make the difficult decision to release her to another loving tomato family in Hopewell Garden, using the assistance of a helpful ladybug adoption agent. “Hello, Sweet Baby!” is a heartfelt, magical story by a bright new talent about adoption, making tough choices, honoring differences, and celebrating different types of families.

The Inspiration

The idea of “Hello, Sweet Baby!” came to me as I tried to explain to my youngest son, Phoenix, about adoption and why I looked different than my parents–his grandparents.

Walking through his elementary school’s garden, I saw two differently colored tomato vines growing side by side. Some fruit from a young tomato plant had fallen and rolled over a bare, more mature, and established tomato plant. Finally, I knew how to explain how my family came together to my son.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781223186535
ISBN-10: 1223186539
Publisher: Paw Prints Publishing
Publication Date: August 22nd, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level
Minimum Age: 4
Maximum Age: 7
Minimum Grade Level: P
Maximum Grade Level: 2

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