Children’s Author, Elizabeth Ferris

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How her stories of an adorable Airedale are captivating youngold readers alike

Writing a children’s book is no small task. There’s more than a little alchemy involved when finding the perfect blend of subject mattercharacter development expertly woven into a storyline capable of holding the attention of young readers. Yet, author Elizabeth Ferris appears to have developed a writing recipe that speaks to youngold readers alike in her Positively Georgia book series.

Ferris’ books center around the life of Georgia, an Airedale Terrier based on Ferris’ own family pet. Georgia is a quintessential “good girl” who loves making new friendswho sees the world as perfectly wonderfulfull of infinite possibilities.

In each book, Ferris carefully tackles important subjects that are important to children, but not always easy to talk about. In her debut story, Positively Georgia: The Motivational Tale of a Unique Airedale, Georgia gently guides children as they learn to channel positive energyuse it to create change in the world around them.

In her follow-up release, Positively Georgia’s Guide to Surviving Grief, Ferris tackles the subject of loss with a deft handthe gentleness needed when talking to young readers. For Ferris, addressing the topic carefully was important. “The loss of a loved one is a gut-wrenching experience,” she says. “This book helps childrenadults learn how to process lossstill enjoy a happyrewarding life.”

Her latest release, Positively Georgia: Chin Up, Pup, helps readers improve their self confidencerealize their potential as they join Georgia on her own journey of self-discoveryacceptance. Regardless of the subject matter, fans appreciate Georgia’s perfectly positive attitudethe wonder she finds in everyday situations.

For Ferris, the inspiration for Georgiaher adventures was found in her own history. Ferris is a first-generation Canadian, having parents who immigrated to Canada from Hungary to escape communism. Although they arrived in an unfamiliar country unable to speak English, Ferris’ parents built a life, grew a family,have enjoyed 60 love-filled years together. Growing up, she witnessed firsthand how their belief in their own abilitiesin accomplishing their goals made the impossible possible. “The bravery they showed as they pursuedachieved their dreams is the foundation for Georgia’s wisdom,” says Ferris.

While the Positively Georgia series is intended for children 8 yearsup, younger children love hearing Georgia’s adventures read aloud,adults are often surprised how much they glean from the escapades of this positive pooch. This may be due, in part, to the fact that Georgia’s stories are rife with jokeshumor that may be missed by younger readers but delight older audiences.

Ferris plans to continue the Positively Georgia series with new releases in 2021. For her, Georgia’s message is too important to let momentum slow down. “Georgia will continue to encourage readers to envision their dreams, set goals,then go full forcemake them come true,” she says.

Ferris has found a way to expertly blend an endearing characterengaging material into a powerful story that sticks with the reader long after the last page has turned. It’s a magical mix, indeed.

To learn more about Elizabeth Ferristhe Positively Georgia book series, visit her website by clicking here.

2 Comments on “Children’s Author, Elizabeth Ferris”

  1. Elizabeth is one of the most passionate peoplewriters on this planet. She writes from the heart because she cares. ❤

    Her words makes a difference. Plus she is funny. 🙂

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