Getting the first physical proof of a new book is the most thrilling experience for a writer. It’s such a rush to see the package waiting in the mailbox. Will the formatting look good? Will the colors be vibrant? Will I love the final product? Yes, yes, and yes! I am so happy with the way The Wrong Rock turned out. This children’s book has 34 pages of full-color images created by the talented Arturo Velasco and Solomon Gamino. Martin the mushroom’s journey is an allegory for the underdog in all of us. Martin feels he belongs on another rock, but faces enormous obstacles to get there. Along the way he exposes the futility of bigotry, offering readers a new perspective on the unity of life. The theme of inclusion is an important issue the world is grappling with, and I hope this book will be both entertaining & inspiring for kids (and parents!) They are the next generation that can do better, think smarter, and shine brighter. Hopefully, we’ll leave a safe and habitable world for them to do just that. The book is now available in hard copy and ebook through Amazon. The perfect holiday gift for all the kids in your life! You can also support the short animated film version of this story by visiting


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