Katelyn Mabry on her KidLit, “Hi, It’s Me! I Have ADHD”

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Reading with Your Kids Podcast Ft. Katelyn Mabry, an Educator, Speaker, Reading Specialist, and an ADHD Advocate

Hey everyone, Today we’re thrilled to introduce our listeners to a very talented debut picture book author Katelyn Mabry!

Katelyn is a conference presenter, an educator and an ADHD coach/consultant. She is here to celebrate her rhyming picture book for children, “Hi, It’s Me! I Have ADHD.” Diagnosed at age 10 with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Katelyn wrote this book so other kids don’t feel the same way she did. ADHD is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention or control impulsive behavior.

Katelyn wrote this book and her brother drew the illustrations, based on her personal experiences. She hopes the story touches the hearts of many children so that they will never feel alone. In our exciting interview, Katelyn talks about her goal to educate, empower, and encourage the understanding of how the ADHD brain works and find the many incredible gifts beneath the diagnosis!

Tune in to this amazing episode to join us on the journey with Katelyn Mabry to see through the lens of ADHD!

Learn more about Katelyn Mabry

untitled-6.jpgKatelyn Mabry was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 10. It left her feeling very alone and different. She struggled with reading as a child, which ignited the desire to become a Reading Specialist, to face her weakness head-on and to turn it into her strength. She wrote this book and her brother drew the illustrations, based on her personal experiences. She hopes the story touches the hearts of many children so that they will never feel alone.

Katelyn was a Certified Early Childhood/Special Education Teacher for 7 years before choosing to stay home to invest in her own children. She continues to use her masters as a Reading Specialist to tutor children of all ages, with a variety of needs. Her dream is to become an ADHD life coach. Katelyn has a passion for working with children, to instill in their hearts the love of reading, learning and growing.


Where Online Can People Find Katelyn Mabry?

Visit her website at https://www.katelynmabry.com/


Connect with her on Social Media

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About the Illustrator

J. Charles FriedeJ. Charles Friedel is a freelance artist whose focus is on illustration and design. He often works in mixed media and found objects. Based in the Chicagoland area, Friedel lives with his wife and three children; he also happens to be the author’s brother! Growing up with his older sister chatting and moving around him offered an all too comprehensive understanding of ADHD. This personal connection made working on this project even more fun and unique from an insider’s perspective.





Learn more about “Hi, It’s Me! I Have ADHD”

Hi, It's Me!! I have ADHDFrom feeling high to feeling low, from thinking fast, to thinking slow; this busy child wishes adults could see inside her head.

Based on the author’s personal history with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Hi, Its Me shares the feelings, emotions, and experiences of a child dealing with the many challenges of ADHD.

Offering insight into the world of ADHD and presenting a list of tips, this rhyming picture book for children helps those who struggle with this disorder to feel empowered. It lets kids know the diagnosis doesn’t define them. It communicates they can find peace knowing they’re not alone in the way they feel.




In This Episode Of The Reading With Your Kids Podcast

  • Introduction to Katelyn Mabry and her picture book, Hi, It’s Me! I Have ADHD
  • Katelyn talks about writing most of the book when she was in college
  • Her experience of publishing the book by Archway Publishing, a self-publishing company of Simon and Schuster.
  • What is Katelyn’s description of ADHD?
  • Katelyn talks about her goal of  helping children to realize they’re not alone, and help parents understand there are a lot of gifts beyond the disorder
  • What kind of discussion families can have after reading Hi, It’s Me! I Have ADHD?
  • What is Katelyn currently working on, her future projects and much more…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!



A big Thank You to Katelyn Mabry for talking to us and sharing her story with our listeners!

We are very excited to see what she does next!  We hope you have enjoyed listening to this episode and be sure to keep your eye out for her future books.


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Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!😆


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