December is for Going Places

This December we are teaming up with Going Places, a local Charleston nonprofit organization focused on providing low income, high poverty kids with the most basic childhood right; a right to joy! This is exciting for us because we can combine helping kids go places with their imagination while helping them go places physically.

Katie Blomquist, Founder, and Executive Director, of Going Places, has been an absolute pleasure to work with on this effort. We are pledging 25 cents per book purchased throughout the entire month of December to Going Places! This includes sales from both our eBooks and Paperbacks! If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to buy our books or gift one to someone else, there is no better time than now.

Clicking on a book will take you to Amazon for purchase.

Beach or Bust - Book Cover
Beach or Bust
The Seal of Approval - Book Cover
The Seal of Approval
Where's Its Pair Front Cover
Where’s Its Pair?

Our goal is to raise as much money for Going Places as possible, so tell your family and your friends (or anyone that will listen). But if you feel the urge and understand the need, you can give directly to Going Places indeed.

We Must Get To The Beach

It’s August 1st, I bet I can guess where you want to be. The beach! Right? The last time you visited the beach, did everything go exactly as planned? If not, you’re among good company. Despite all of our best efforts and checklists, we might miss a small detail that turns into something more. It can be very frustrating because the anticipation has been building up to reaching our destination.

Perhaps it is time to take a step back and think about how those little unplanned moments help craft the eventual adventure. It is great when things go as planned, but we can’t and shouldn’t always expect it to happen that way. We must remain flexible. What really matters is the adventure (and having a good time – especially with family).

Beach or Bust - Book CoverI’m very excited to ask you all on our next adventure together, “Beach or Bust” (ebook – the paperback will be launching soon). This is our third adventure connecting with you and your family. I know you’ll be able to relate to this story. Remember being at the beach is all about relaxing and having fun. Don’t let the little hiccups distract you from what’s truly important.

Back to school time is rapidly approaching, so extend your summer mindset for just a while longer. The beach is calling. We hope to see you there.

This story was locally inspired over the many trips I’ve taken Folly Beach, South Carolina. It’s just down the road (so to speak) from Charleston, South Carolina. There are plenty of other great local beaches as well, but it’s the one I visit the most.

What is your favorite beach? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #BeachOrBust to let us know!

Approval Is What You Seek

I’m sure we can all relate during the era of social media. We all want approval on some level, don’t we? Believe me, being yourself is one of life’s great challenges.

Children are constantly seeking approval from parents, siblings, and extended family. Once they begin school new paths for approval are found or forged with their peers and school teachers. It is important to instill great life lessons from an early age. The best lessons come from positive role models and examples. However, we don’t all get those throughout our lives (at least not consistently).

So what does this really mean? We must develop our own character and look internally for satisfaction and validation. We must protect our character and reputation. But why does this really matter? Because today our new children’s book, “The Seal of Approval” is launching. You can now learn where the phrase originated (if you believe everything you read in a children’s book).

The Seal of Approval - Book CoverCurrently, only the e-book is available, however, the paperback version will be launching soon.

Feel free to also check out our other children’s book, “Where’s Its Pair?” available electronically and as a paperback.


Get your hands on the paperback

So, you may remember our first book, “Where’s Its Pair?” launched as an e-book in late August. After a lot of hard work, we are pleased to let you know it is now available in paperback format! We are pumped that we were able to get this out just in time for you to enjoy during the holidays. We know all you adults will be able to relate with trying to find matching socks. We’ve all been there, but now you can look back on those moments with humor.

Taking time to see humor in everyday things propels your imagination, if you allow it to take control.
– Jef Lippiatt – Author of “Where’s Its Pair?”

Book Launch – Where’s Its Pair?

We are so happy to announce that our first book, “Where’s Its Pair?“, is now available on the Amazon Kindle store for only $2.99. You can get your hands on a copy for your Kindle or download it to a smartphone or tablet with the Kindle App.

You and your chWhere's Its Pair Coverildren will certainly enjoy this story about the adventures socks have when you aren’t watching. This is the first book by author and illustrator duo Jef Lippiatt and Louis Durrant.

We would love to hear your feedback on the story so be sure to share your thoughts with us on Twitter @starpupilbooks and use #SneakySocks