Carla Chadwick has spent more years than she cares to acknowledge preparing to be an author. Working for decades, first as an art director and cover designer, and then as an editor, she’s participated in all aspects of book production. When you add in her love of children and the arts, you get the impetus for the eclectic selection of books she’s written to date.
As a paper craft artist who creates 3D crafts that she shares through her blogs, it was only natural that she would transfer some of her work from that genre to electronic books. That took the form of the Printable Year-Round Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers and Printable Pink Peppermint Christmas Decorations e-books that were released in 2012.
Once she had the paper craft e-book genre under her belt, she shifted to one of her lifelong dreams: writing children’s books. Her first children’s e-book is called Up, Up & Away! The Adventures of Mrs. Hiffen-Hopper. It has a powerful message for children about what happens when you dream big in life. That topic offers the opportunity for conversations between parents and children about what it means to dream big and how important it really can be. The book also demonstrates the rewards of generosity, friendship and sharing through the actions of the two main characters, who encounter a princess in need and spontaneously lend her a hand.