Hello, my name is Midge Leavey, owner of Miss Midgies Preschool, located on Long Island. I currently have 110 children enrolled in my preschool and I absolutely love my job. However, I felt a calling to do more. That’s when I decided to enroll in your Children’s Book Writing course.
I had a specific goal in mind but had no idea of how to pursue it. My goal was to help children understand and learn techniques of how to deal with separation anxiety. For years I struggled with this problem with my own son, and I became passionate about helping other children who suffer. Finally, after taking your class, I sat down and got to work. I used the knowledge I gained from your class, combined with my experience as a mother and preschool owner, and wrote my first children’s book.
My book The Missing Mommy Cure (which helps relieve separation anxiety) was self-published in April 2013. Since then, I have won an honorable mention award for my book at the NY Book Festival. I have also been invited to speak at several events for “empowered women,” been interviewed on a YouTube show called After Dark with Jenny Watson, and received amazing reviews from people from all over. This was a dream come true!
I have since published my second book The Wolf Who Cried Girl, a role reversal story of Little Red Riding Hood. (To be honest, I think I am incredibly funny in this one.) To top it all off, since this journey has inspired me so much, I am currently writing a memoir. There is no stopping me, and I can’t wait until my books are circling the globe!
Thank you for introducing me to this amazing new path.