Featured Profile – Daryl Lynn O’Connell
Author: Daryl Lynn O’Connell
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The Prayer Mitten
Children’s Book – Ages Birth to 9 Years
The Prayer Mitten is an interactive children’s book that first introduces faith to young hearts and minds. Characters Carleigh and her pup Mickey deliver a sweet story of how we can share puppy prayers and people prayers with the simple gesture of bringing our hands together in prayer. Each book comes with its own soft mitten for children to learn the act of prayer.
Daryl Lynn O’Connell lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and 3 dogs. An inspirational writer with a connecting message, Daryl Lynn has been writing and creating for over 10 years which has granted her features in various publications such as Woman’s Day and Family Circle. Her passion to script life messages has now taken her to her first children’s book, The Prayer Mitten. Her writing delivers imagination, emotional support, and provides tools in life that matter. She recently co-authored her second book along with her daughter; Carleigh Joy O’Connell entitled Everybody “Every Body” which conveys messages of positive body image, kindness and acceptance of others.
Favorite Original Quotes:
“You know your spirit is growing when the word “grateful” describes your life”
“If I succeed, may the hours of hard work humble me. If I fail, may the hours of hard work motivate me to try again.”
“If you light up someone’s day with kindness, you also light your own path for others to see.”
“Teach children to “look up” instead of “give up”.
Everybody “Every Body”
Children’s Book – Ages 3 to 13 Years
Everybody “Every Body” is an inspirational children’s story that delivers the message of kindness, tolerance and positive body image. Characters Carleigh and her pup Mickey help teach young readers that we all are made differently and kindness always matters. Each book comes with a fun mirror in the back for children to enjoy.
end of the POEM on the back of the book:
“So Respect and be kind to all
And Treasure your body too
For it will change as time goes on
And you are great just being YOU!”
Co-Author Carleigh Joy O’Connell
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Co-Author Carleigh Joy O’Connell lives on New Jersey with her parents Daryl Lynn & PJ, Brother Brent and 3 dogs. Carleigh considers growing up near the beach a true blessings which has given her respect for the ocean and marine life. Carleigh also likes to write, play soccer and listen to music.
*Named one of the top fourteen by HuffPost Teen, The 14 Most Fearless Teens of 2014, Carleigh has shared her personal story about body shaming and bullying, which went viral on social media. She hopes to inspire others to “Stand Up” in their own way and to be comfortable with who they are. Carleigh is a published writer, blogger and has been featured on Today.com, AMightyGirl.com and Reachout.com. She was also a proud Youth Ambassador for BystanderRevolution.org. Carleigh is honored to co-author Everybody “Every Body” with her mom, Daryl Lynn and she hopes it provides youth with a message of always being kind and acceptance of others.
Favorite Quotes: “Be Who You Are!”
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou