Category: Updates

Sneak peek into Finn’s next adventure

 

My purpose for this story is to show kids that they are beautifully and wonderfully made, even with glasses. This is the second book in the series of SKIT, and Finn is faced with a new challenge, that includes learning to be a hero with glasses. I hope you all enjoy my sample. Please tell me what you think!

“I stood in front of the office mirror and tried on all of the glasses. I made silly faces at the people in the doctor’s office, and they were all laughing… I was being so funny! I looked like a superhero… with laser eyes! As I picked out my specs, I could see the future, and my life was about to become really important. I wondered what my laser eyes would help me see.”

Thank You For Successful Book Signing!

Yesterday morning, Oak Creek Assembly of God hosted in on Thursday for it’s 2000 members, and invited me to participate with a book signing. It was an amazing success! We sold dozens and dozens of hardcover books at the table, and the church bookstore sold out of their stock too!

Thank you so much to the staff at OCAG for giving us authors the environment to display our work, and support our efforts. And thank you to everyone who came to the table and expressed so muh support! I am truly grateful beyond belief.

If you missed out on a signed copy, just request one here, and I’ll contact you about payment and shipment. I appreciate each of my little superhero readers and their parents!

Kate

Interview on TMJ4 Live @ Daybreak

On Saturday, August 27th during the 6:45am segment, I was interviewed by Julia Fello of Live @ Daybreak on WTMJ channel 4.

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MILWAUKEE — There are more than 2,000 children in foster care any given day in Milwaukee, and less than 600 foster homes. A Milwaukee-area foster mom and nurse just wrote a book she hopes will resonate with every family about conquering your fears.

The new children’s book just published out of Waukesha is called “Superhero Kid in Training” by Kate Dickinson. She shared the challenges of being a foster mom inspired her to write a relatable story about overcoming the fear of riding a bike.

Dickinson also used her experience as a nurse who has seen children wrestle with complicated emotions.

To order your own copy, and get one as a gift for a superhero in your life, please STOP BY HERE and make your request, and I will reach out to you!

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The Hardcover is Here! Order Your Signed Copy!

The premium hardcover editions of your little superhero’s favorite new book is finally here!

You can buy a signed copy for $16, or a bulk purchase to give as gifts! Please contact me HERE and I will reach out to you about payment and delivery.

See the video with a preview of the book below!

 

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A Call to Help Those in Need

 

Hello friends!

After years of working as a nurse in hospice and end-of-life care, I found myself witnessing the grief of so many families who had lost loved ones, especially the youngest ones. Seeing very little in the children’s book market to address this need, I was compelled to write stories that would help children wrestling with these complex emotions.

I had always had a dream to write a book, but this gave my dream a greater purpose.

After my first book was written, it became very clear to me in a dream that God had a plan for my writing. Shortly thereafter, I felt a calling to become a foster parent. I jumped in with both feet.

My mission is to help spread awareness, which includes the growing need for children in someone else’s care, for whatever reason.

 

 

ONEHOPE27 IS THAT ANSWER

OneHope27 is the organization that provided the framework for my decision, and directed my calling to serve. One of the things I remember about my meeting with Charonne and Kevin (founders of OneHope27) is, “Not everyone is called to foster, but everyone can do something.”

OneHope27 believes The Church is the hope of the Foster care crisis. They accomplish this by promoting awareness, recruiting and supporting foster parents. My dream is to support this organization with my writing, so that they may continue on their mission.

I am asking that anyone who buys my new book Superhero Kid in Training will simply consider doing something to help. One way to help is by donating financially to help build their organization, or buy #SKIT for a child entering care. Please donate here.

ONEHOPE27 can be found on Twitter, or Facebook

 

 

HERE ARE SOME STAGGERING STATISTICS ABOUT FOSTER CHILDREN:

On any given day there are over 400,000 children in out of home care in the United States.

Each year nearly 27,000 of those will “age out” of Foster care without the critical family supports they need to succeed.

There are over 10,000 children within our foster care system waiting for an Adoptive Family.

Of the 28,000 kids in America who “age out” of care without a forever home, 85-90% of them will be homeless, incarcerated, addicted or dead within 2 years. Wisconsin needs Christ followers who would give their family to a child who needs an Adoptive family – FOREVER.

With over 2000 kids in foster care on any given day in Milwaukee County alone, and only 589 foster homes the need is great. You can be part of the solution with me.

 

SKIT of the Day: UPDATE!

Tessi got her copy, and is already reading it! The story comes alive with Jayden’s illustrations, and teaches the lesson of facing your fears while creatively overcoming them no matter what age your little superhero may be.

If you have your own story, and would like me to feature it, send me your info HERE. I will get you your own signed copy, and feature the picture or video on my Facebook page and here as well.

 

SKIT of the Day: Update!

Remember our Superhero Kid In Training of the day, Beau?  Well, now he got to read the book with his dad. And they helped create this awesome video for us to share with all of you!

I love how the kids interact with the story.  Send us pictures, videos or updates of your own experiences, so we can feature them on Facebook and the website!

Don’t forget to order your own copy and a couple for friends!