Morgan Spicer believes kindness can make a world of difference in anyone's life, be it a young reader, a parent or a four-legged friend. Vegan and dog mom, Spicer will one day open the doors to a creative and cruelty-free oasis: a place where humans and animals, young and old, can come together every day, to celebrate the beauty of nature and embrace the importance of kindness and compassion. Morgan Spicer has illustrated over twenty children's books, including Deborah Stevenson's Soaring Soren: When French Bulldogs Fly and Oy, Elephants! She lives in the woods by the beach with her four rescue dogs and her husband. Principal, L Talbott Editorial, providing editorial and publishing consulting services to authors across multiple genres Award-winning children's book author Deborah Stevenson has a passion for animals, and a strong desire to share that passion with children. In addition to sharing her love of animals, Stevenson's books convey positive messages about believing in your abilities-to achieve your goals, to make positive differences in the world, and to be kind to yourself and others. She believes that in a complex and difficult world, values of caring, consideration, hard work and determination to pursue with abandon the things that matter most to you, are more important than ever before in human history. A former technical writer, literature major, and a mother, children's books have proven to be a perfect outlet for Deborah's interests. She lives in New Jersey with a few too many dogs, but wouldn't trade any of them. When she is not marketing telecomm products at her day job, or writing, she enjoys training for and competing in the sport of dog agility.
Winner of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award for
Best Children's / Juvenile Nonfiction.Finalist for
the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Children's Picture
Book (6 Years & Up).Silver Winner of the 2018
Feathered Quill Book Award for Animals--Children's and Young
Bronze Winner of the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Award for Children's Picture Books.
Silver Medal Winner of the 2017 Readers' Favorite International Book Award for Children / Animals.
Nominated for the 2016 Dog Writers Association Award for Best Series of Illustrations or Paintings.Soaring Soren helps teach children that with a little hard work, if they can dream it, they can achieve it. A wonderful message and a delightful book. Feathered Quill Review"A canine tale offers an exuberant reminder that winners come in all shapes and sizes (and should never listen to naysayers)."
"Based on a beloved dog's true story, this debut picture book celebrates hard work and determination.""Playful and often humorous, Soren's voice should appeal to a wide array of primary school kids."
Kirkus ReviewsExpressive cartoon color illustrations bring Soren the French Bulldog's amazing and inspiring story to life, bringing joy and inspiration to young readers everywhere. Midwest Book Review"What a marvelous way to teach children to have confidence in their abilities!" "Beautifully told ..." "Morgan Spicer's illustrations are masterful ..." "I loved this book!" Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite