The short story
Sara E. Williams, PhD, is a licensed clinical child psychologist and Scott Stoll is an author, artist and adventurer. Sara and Scott like to think of themselves as the psychologist and cycle-ologist dream team. They realized that though many people were inspired by their stories, the kids didn’t know how to channel that inspiration into their own dreams. So, their goal was to create a measurable way for people to develop hope, curiosity and inspiration in their lives, and then focus those emotions into a new dream and potentially a new reality — thus “Dream It! Map It! Play It!” was born. They genuinely believe the world would be an awesome place if everyone had the chance to live the life of their dreams.
Dr Sara E. Williams, PhD
Sara is a licensed clinical child psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. Dr Williams has co-authored multiple research studies, chapters, and a book on the 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!
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Scott 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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Interview with the authors
Want to know even more about what we do and why we do it? Read an interview we did with our publisher. It’s about the creation of “Dream It!”