Jessica Collaço

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Jessica Collaço grew up chasing fireflies in Indiana. For many years, she shared her storytelling talents on the stage in plays and musicals. When she became a mother, she decided to shine her light in a new way---writing books that encourage optimism, compassion, love and kindness. Her first title, "Firenze's Light" has been praised by educators, organizations and parents for giving readers positive tools with which to build their self-worth and for its inspiring message.

Jessica lives with her family in Los Angeles, California. For more information or to book Jessica for a reading, visit www.ShineYourLightBooks.com

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Jessica Collaço I have to say in the world of children's books, Piggie and Gerald (Mo Willems) is my my favorite couple. They are silly and funny and loving. They…moreI have to say in the world of children's books, Piggie and Gerald (Mo Willems) is my my favorite couple. They are silly and funny and loving. They really try to understand and challenge each other. The remind me to be compassionate and playful at the same time and to love unconditionally. (less)
Jessica Collaço I do what I call "marinating". I walk away from my writing for a little bit and do something else. Sometimes I have to put something away for a good…moreI do what I call "marinating". I walk away from my writing for a little bit and do something else. Sometimes I have to put something away for a good amount of time (weeks or months) before I know what's supposed to happen next. Sometimes I work on something else and when I come back to the original piece, it's much more clear what's supposed to happen with it. If I have a deadline and have to get the work done "now", I take a shower. I always get my best "aha" moments in the shower. (less)
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Child Unplugged is evolving. Since starting this blog, I have begun an inspirational children's book publishing company called Shine Your Light Books. We create books that reinforce positive qualities in kids like love, unity, compassion, optimism and kindness. I have decided to take the concept of Child Unplugged and integrate it into our newsletters for Shine Your Light Books, that way you... Read more of this blog post »
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"Firenze's Light is a charming and wonderful book! It inspires children to love themselves and to value those qualities that make them special. As a teacher, I will be reading this book to remind my students that they
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