RWYK Author Interview: Danielle Dufayet and Michael Shipman!

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Join us in welcoming Children’s Books Authors, Danielle Dufayet and Michael Shipman


Happy Thursday listeners!

Join us here at the Reading with Your Kids podcast for an exciting interview with children’s books authors, Danielle Dufayet and Michael Shipman.

Danielle is joining us to discuss her first picture book, YOU ARE YOUR STRONG – out March 19 ’19, by Magination Press. Parents sometimes struggle with helping their kids appropriately express their feelings. Taking the time and energy to teach kids how to manage their emotions is extremely important and beneficial for children. Tune in to hear all about it from an expert, Danielle Dufayet!

Joining us next is another kidlit author, Michael Shipman! Michael is joining us from the york book expo to introduce us to his wonderful picture book titled The Blind Princess, a story of a girl who with some good friends and family, takes risks and grows into a great leader.


Here’s more information about Danielle Dufayet

Danielle DufayetDanielle Dufayet, born in Yonkers, New York, now lives in sunny San Jose, California, where she writes children’s books and paints. She also teaches English and Public Speaking (Self-Empowerment) to grades K-12. Danielle read her first picture book (Little Raccoon and the Thing in the Pool) when she was 18 whereupon she was blown away by its simplicity, timelessness and transformative power. That’s when she knew it was her calling. Thirty-five years and a Master’s Degree later, she finally made her dream come true and she’ll have TWO books out in 2019 – one about inner strength and managing big emotions, called You Are Your Strong and the other, Fantastic You!,  about self-love/compassion.

Where can you find Danielle on the internet?


Learn more about “You Are Your Strong”

You Are Your Strong by Danielle DufayetSoothing and empowering, You Are Your Strong reassures kids that they can handle big emotions and highlights the benefit of developing inner strength and confidence in oneself. With diverse characters and scenes featuring a range of different family relationships—from parents, to grandparents, to an older sister in the military—this book shows kids that they will have help along the way to being strong and in control. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers by Julia Martin Burch, PhD, with advice for building skills to navigate and cope with big emotions.


Available for pre-order at Amazon!


Learn more about The Blind Princess

The Blind Princess


A children’s book about a young princess born blind, who must learn to overcome her disability with the help of her family and friends in order to lead her kingdom one day. It’s a touching story about courage, friendship, and self-realization.




Learn all about the Blind Princess at

Instagram: theblindprincess18

Facebook: TheBlindPrincessCreators

In this interview, you’ll hear

  • Introduction to Danielle and her new children’s picture book, You Are Your Strong
  • What inspired Danielle to write this book?
  • What kind of discussions parents can have with kids after reading this book?
  • Importance of helping kids to manage their emotions by validating those emotions and providing an environment in which they feel safe to express them.
  • More about Michael Shipman and his children’s book The Blind Princess
  • What are some of the messages Michael would like his readers to take away after reading his book?
  • Where can people find more information about Blind Princess?


A big thank you to Danielle & Michael for joining us and for sharing their wonderful, sweet little books with us!



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