I believe there is a magical part inside all of us, our creative side, that when nurtured, births amazing things. Films. Paintings. Stories. I’ve seen both children and adults light up when creating. An educator, I am the author of the fantasy series: The Artania Chronicles, and Forest Secrets, which I perform in the YouTube program, Laurie Reads. I also cowrote of Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy and was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, I am now an award-winning peace consultant and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. More about my work can be found on my website Artania.net.