Category: Updates

SKIT Works w/Girl Scouts to Find Super-Girl Powers!

I absolutely love everything Girl Scouts! It is not just a place for young girls to come together and make friends, but an outlet for learning new skills and passions.

In my past I was a Scout, and some my favorite childhood memories came from the meetings and retreats we shared. I remember all the sights and smells of my very first camping trip we took as a Brownie troop. I developed my love and passion for bon-fires and marshmallows. We sat around the campfire singing songs and bonding over scary stories told with a flashlight on our faces.

One memory that I will never forget is the night I spent sleeping on the floor in the cabin in the woods, waking up to a small mouse crawling on me. The little guy spent the night curled up in my bag with me and was coming out for a snack. Although at the time it was my worst nightmare, I remembered how we all stuck together on top of the counter, while our brave leader caught and released the mouse.

I was recently called back to being involved with the girls and I literally can’t wait! I wanted to help in a way that would speak to the young generation’s heart and provide a foundation that will last into their adulthood. As a children’s author I feel I am called to inspire girls to reach beyond their normal day life, and exploring who they are and what they can only dream of becoming.

As the meetings are about to begin I have planned ways to get involved in my local council and throughout the country. One of the ways is for me to come and chat with the ladies on how to write a book, and teach them that everyone has a story to tell. I want the girls to have a one-on-one experience in an environment that is comfortable to them as well as an opportunity to learn.

I also have a reading patch that the girls can earn after reviewing my book (Superhero Kid in Training) and exchanging a letter of correspondence. This idea was given to me from a dear friend who leads a troop in Texas, and it has taken off in several areas around the US.

This upcoming season is so exciting to me on a personal level. I believe that the Girl Scout leadership experience can instill confidence, courage, and character. This is something I want to be apart of in any way possible. Let me know if your troop would like to book an event, I would love to attend a meeting or assist in any upcoming project you may have. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

The Boy of Wonder Poem

 


Kate has written a poem for a boy whom she’s had the blessing of raising for nearly two years. The poem, titled “The Boy of Wonder” is available for download here for $1.50 by clicking below.


“This poem was written for a little boy, who I have had the pleasure of raising for almost 2 years. His future with me is unknown, but I always want a way for him to remember me, I want this story to lead him home.”

You may download a copy HERE. Please support digital authorship by paying $1.50 per copy below:

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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.