From the Author

Lissa (author) and Ladybug (the original Pipsqueak)

I am constantly inspired by my children, Claire and Ryan, and this book is no exception.  Pipsqueak the Puppy was created for children like mine: kids who love to read, who love to learn, and who want to identify with the characters in their books.  Pipsqueak is initially discouraged by her small size, but when an old squirrel (Chuck) shows her some kindness, she gets a boost of confidence and uses her own creativity and perseverance to successfully play with her much larger siblings.  She is smart, strong, and kind.  I hope she will be a friend and an inspiration to book-loving children everywhere!

We are donating 100% of the proceeds from this book to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  In October 2017, our son Ryan had a life-saving surgery at CHOA to correct an intussusception, a rare intestinal issue in which the intestine collapses and creates a blockage.  After the most terrifying five days of our lives, we were able to take our sweet baby - healthy and whole - home again.  We will be forever grateful to the people and place who are Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and will always support they work they do to heal children and families in our community.  Here is a picture of Claire and Ryan on the day Ryan came home from the hospital:


I so hope you and your children enjoy Pipsqueak the Puppy!  Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts, ideas, or feedback. I would also welcome the opportunity to visit your Atlanta area event or classroom to share Pipsqueak!