Keri Collins
, the author of You Can Call Me Katelyn, takes over my site today in celebration of her upcoming launch for May 1st! She gifted me this wonderful story in electronic format and I immediately needed to host her here. The pictures are brilliant and colourful to match a great story with an even better message, including activities and resources for any reader to learn from.

Please welcome Keri and help her celebrate the launch of You Can Call Me Katelyn!

My name is Keri Collins, and I’m a children’s author, parent advocate, and all-around champion of taking action. Because I believe everyone – children, teenagers, and parents – all have incredible power in how they live their lives. It’s a matter of perspective, and it’s a matter of choosing one small action – a sparkle if you will – and letting it grow from there.

Check her out on Facebook today to show your support!

My favorite part of life is being adventurous. I love being spontaneous, and I am a bit of a wanderer. I wanted to create a book series that would teach kids and parents how to be themselves, and do what they love. “You Can Call Me Katelyn” is the first step in that journey.

This story was inspired by my daughter who wanted to change her name. I was so proud of her for speaking up and telling me her truth.  It is so important these days to teach our kids that they have a voice and are empowered to make changes.  If we encourage kids and plant the seed early in their amazing minds that they can take action and make changes, imagine what the future would be!

Please join Katelyn on her journey as she teaches kids and parents both that if you decide to live your dream, nothing is impossible. Be who you want – it all starts with a choice and a sparkle of action, no matter your age.

Taking action can start for you by buying my book and sharing it with someone you love that likes to be entertained along with learning how to change. If you want to learn more about my journey, please check out my website at or if you would like me to visit your school, homeschool group, preschool or plan an event contact me at

Big Huge Butterfly Blessings

Keri T Collins