Pink Bear’s Journey by McKenzie Leigh Betts (hardback)
AUTHOR: McKenzie Leigh Betts wrote Pink Bear’s Journey to help teach the lesson of how important it is to share with others. McKenzie enjoys writing books that help other children understand the values in life and why we should follow them.
AUTHOR: McKenzie Leigh Betts wrote Pink Bear’s Journey to help teach the lesson of how important it is to share with others. McKenzie enjoys writing books that help other children understand the values in life and why we should follow them. McKenzie is a fun loving girl who enjoys laughing with her friends and spending quality time with her family. She is an avid swimmer and is part of the YMCA swim team. In the future, McKenzie hopes to be a teacher and inspire other children to follow their dreams and always believe they can achieve anything they set their mind to. ILLUSTRATOR: Stacie Desautels is the colorful, whimsical artist of Daisy DeZigns Art Studio in Salisbury, Maryland. Her style is fresh and full of swirling colors designed to delight the viewer. She has illustrated three children’s picture books: Blue Bear Finds a Rainbow (McKenzie Betts’ first book), The Christmas Hippo by Lisa Williams, and Dayspring: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Indya A. Rennie. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Desautels has a true appreciation for the magical moments and miracles that occur every day. Stacie recognizes her talent and passion for painting as a gift from God, the Master Artist, to be used to touch hearts and inspire changed lives. Desautels is known for her eccentric illustrations created for the Wicomico County Autumn Wine Festival each year, numerous children’s murals, and her Mindful Moments: inspirational “Thought for the Day” cards. Stacie’s artwork reflects her optimistic outlook on life: colorful, whimsical, happy art that she hopes will evoke peace, joy, and gratitude. Visit Stacie at www.daisydezignsartstudio.com or all 443.783.9518.