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Upcoming Events

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We’ve got a very busy week ahead and I hope you’ll be able to experience it with us!  Click the links for more information.

Sunday, October 16th:  Story Time with Ms. April

Sunday, October 16th:  Story Time with Ms. April on Facebook Live!

Wednesday, October 19th:  Official Book Launch Day!

If you’d like to schedule a reading at your Southern California location, send my publisher an e-mail at


I am a proud member of the SCBWI!

I am a proud member of the SCBWI!

Society of Children’s

Book Writers and Illustrators

Their Mission

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.  Our mission is to support the creation and availability of quality children’s books around the world. We accomplish this by fostering a vibrant community of individuals who bring books for young readers to the public including writers, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers, bloggers, enthusiasts and others. We provide education and support for these individuals  and the community through our awards, grants, programs and events. We strive to increase the quality and quantity of children’s books in the marketplace, and act as a consolidated voice for writers and illustrators of children’s books worldwide.

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Story Time with Ms. April…

Story Time with Ms. April…

Her head again

My big debut weekend is finally here!

I’m so excited to meet some of you in Oceanside CA this Sunday, October 16th at 4 PM!

We have room for a few more to attend so click HERE to reserve your spot!

If you are unable to get to Oceanside but want to meet me and hear Ms. April read my story, be sure to click HERE to tune in for our Facebook Live episode that will start around 4:30 PM.

**Invite your friends and family.  My story is targeting children ages 3 – 8 but we have a feeling that all ages will love to hear my adventure.

Dear Potential Readers,

Dear Potential Readers,


“…and do you know what happened?”

“Her head fell off.”


Broken toys happen. They are a part of childhood, but what is a child to do when it’s their favorite toy? Well fix it of course. This story is about Lucy, a little girl who loves to play outside do crafts and play make believe. Lucy and her lifelong companion Annabelle, a rag doll, have been on many adventures that have left Annabelle very patched up. Regardless of wear Lucy loves Annabelle unconditionally. One day Annabelle loses her head while the two are playing one of their favorite games. This story shares the ups and downs and adventures these two experience together. Determination, frustration, pride, and knowing when to ask for help are all present it this edgy, sometimes dark story about a little girl and her best friend.

This story has the potential to meet multiple audiences, with its deadpan humor, stand out illustrations and the adorable message of friendship and unconditional love. Social-emotional curriculum users will find this story useful beyond the “If You’re Happy and You Know It” mainstream teaching. Both Lucy and Annabelle display a wide range of facial expressions that can spark many conversations about feelings and emotions. Parents will find the message useful and the story entertaining. One reader stated “Children can relate to the story,” while another reader said, “This book inspires children to use their imagination.”

Early Childhood Education is where Author, April Andreola has spent most of her career. She is the recipient of two early childhood scholarships, holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and is a member of the Society of Children’s Authors and Illustrators. Her writing is inspired by the many children’s authors including; Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss and Aaron Reynolds.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this story as part of your collection. For more information on promoting, purchasing and availability please contact the following:


Mimi Wright C/O April Andreola, Author

M Wright Group, LLC


5151 Via Seville, Oceanside, CA 92056