Books

I’ve been privileged to assist with outstanding efforts on behalf of families and children:

The Connected Child book

  • The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family (McGraw-Hill), co-authored with leaders of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. This classic has been translated into multiple foreign languages and sold over 170,000 copies. The American Society of Journalists & Authors named it Outstanding Book of the Year and it remains an Amazon.com best-seller with 5-star reviewsBrain, Child magazine gave it high praise.
  • Lessons from the Toughest Kids: The Chaddock Approach to Parenting Defiant, Difficult and Hard-to-Reach Children (Revel/Baker), in collaboration with Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Debbie Reed of Chaddock Human Services Agency in Quincy, IL. Sold for six figures at auction by Leah Spiro of Riverside Creative Management; scheduled for publication in 2020.
  • Talking with Teens About Alcohol, a 48-page handbook written in collaboration with the national office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. It reaches one parent every 22 minutes.
  • A guide to community engagement and an online module written in collaboration with Texans Standing Tall, supported by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Do you have deep professional expertise and a track record of experience? Is an audience clamoring for your wisdom, but you’re too busy to write about it?

Let’s talk about how we might partner to bring your expertise to the public. I can help you distill key messages, shape piles of notes into a coherent structure, and communicate your insights in a book that informs and engages readers.
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