I enjoy tuning into the minds of children and celebrating the child in all of us. When we allow children to be who they are, they grace us with their inherent knowledge and inspirations. They then become all they are meant to be, in this magnificent expanding world and global community we live in.
I am forever inspired by children and their focus, openness and never ending search for FUN. On my journey I have come across a 3 year old who wants to become an orchestra conductor and I witnessed his abilities in front of a youth orchestra. I have met a 7 year old voice over actress who has very specific dreams and desires. I made traveling postcards with kids that were intent in their desire to send love and friendship to orphans in Mexico. I experienced the excitement of children as they ate free ice cream cones or played with kittens and puppies at an adoption outpost.
I was priviledged to see two 7 year old best friends decorate cupcakes together as they shared funny stories. I was touched as shy children opened up enough to read to listening dogs at a local library. I saw the awe in childrens' eyes as they watched a magician perform a show or were fascinated by the simple way to make butter.
I have interviewed these children and many more to create my first 2 in a series of fun, uplifting ebooks.
These actual conversations with children are touching, funny and inspirational. I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them and hearing all the funny, poignant and clever things kids say...
Some Amazon Reviews:
A view into the simple joy of childrens' minds
Marilyn LoRusso shares special moments in the presence of young wisdom. Each story has its own world. Even more than the kids' clever sweetness, I enjoyed the window into the author's work and her deep connection with children. LoRusso has a strong, clean writing style. Highly recommended as a heartwarming and uplifting read. - Suzanna Stinnett, Author of Sugar Divorce & The 4 Hour Publisher
Childhood in the words of children
Marilyn LoRusso's conversations with children took me back to the days when my own children were discovering the world and making it anew in the ways in which they delighted in each new discovery with such enthusiasm. Reading LoRusso's book I was struck by the deep respect she has for children, and how seriously she takes the business of fun in life. Her book highlights poignant moments, some happy, others difficult, but rendered heartfelt through the children's words who speak of these. LoRusso is an extraordinary ambassador who brings back both the light and lightness of childhood in her accounts of her encounters with children and their world. - M. Benet, Author of Mapmaker of Absences
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