Sara E. Williams, PhD, is a licensed clinical child psychologist who specializes in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. Dr. Williams has coauthored multiple research studies, chapters, and a book on cognitive-behavioral treatment of chronic pain syndromes. She is inspired every day by the hope and optimism displayed by the children she works with and sees the power of dreaming in providing children with the motivation to overcome the biggest obstacles. Her childhood dream to become a children’s author was realized with the publication of this book!
Scott Stoll asked himself a question: “If I could do anything, what would I do?” His answer resulted in a quest for happiness around the world on a bicycle (32,344 miles, 4 years, 59 countries, 6 continents). Since coming home, Scott has continued living his dream by spreading his message of finding happiness through writing books and working with kids of all ages, including being an artist-in-residence and inspirational speaker. He has also been honored to be named the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina by the U.S. Department of State and has received the Hosteling International’s “Spirit of Adventure Award,” among other distinctions including a best-selling and award-winning book about his journey. Read more about Scott and his bicycle ride around the world on his website.
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Of course, we couldn’t have done it by ourselves. We owe our thanks to literally thousands of people included in our evidence-based study, a dozen psychologists that vetted our project, the team of experts at Magination Press, and many more like Cincinnati Public Schools, most of whom wish to remain behind the scenes.
Why we do what we do
Because it’s our dream, and we love it. Does that sound too obvious? Well, the long story is…We like to think of ourselves as the psychologist and cycle-ologist dream team because we love to inspire people and see the sparkle in their eyes when they discover their wondrous dreams. However, we realized that though a lot of kids were inspired by Sara’s profession as a child psychologist and Scott’s bicycle trip around the world, the kids didn’t know how to effectively channel that inspiration into their own dream; so, our goal was to create a measurable way for people of all ages to develop hope, curiosity and inspiration in their lives, and then focus that into a new dream and potentially a new reality — thus the “Dream It! Playbook” was born. We truly believe the world will be an awesome place if everyone has the chance to live the life of their dreams.
Interview with the publisher and authors
This photo was taken during the 2017 total solar eclipse. We’ve traveled the world and this was the most amazing 2 minutes and 40 seconds of our lives — that’s no exaggeration!
- What books have you written?
- What’s your writing process?
- How do you decide what topics to write on?
- What do you do when you’re not writing books?
- What children’s book made the most of an impact on you growing up?
- Any advice for new authors?
- What is the topic of your newest book about?
- Who is the book’s audience?
- What inspired you to write this book?
- What’s your favorite story from making this book?
- What made you want to publish with Magination?
- How did you draw the pictures?