About the Author

April Lynn Pelton is a motivational speaker, author, and the First Youth Poet Laureate of Tarrant County, that's passionate about sharing her love for reading and writing with others. Since she was two, she has had a passion for reading and developed a love for writing in elementary. During the COVID-19 quarantine, April focused more on her childhood dream of becoming a great author. April has three published books: An Enchanted Tale With A Twist, I AM I CAN I WILL, and The Grove of 100 Wishes. She is currently working on several books, with a soon-to-be-released poetry book that she has worked on with her grandfather, who is also a writer and poet. April has been blessed to have her books in The Dallas Galleria, Stonebriar Mall, The Dock Bookshop, The Arlington Public Library, and featured at several Macy's stores. In addition to working on her business, she believes in giving her best in everything she does. She's an A & B Honor Roll/AP student and Burleson Collegiate HS and is working on her Associate in Liberal Arts at Hill College. April has overcome learning and life challenges with support from her family, friends, and teachers. She believes that having a community of support can help you overcome anything. April's ultimate goal is to create enjoyable reading that allows kids to grow, learn, and develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

How a Writing Project Became a Book

During the COVID-19 quarantine, April's parents noticed gaps in her writing while assisting her with assignments. Her mother, a former ELAR teacher and Counselor, asked her 6th Grade English teacher if she could work with her on writing to create her first book. Her teacher agreed, allowing April to focus her attention on working towards a childhood dream. Online learning gave her the opportunity to focus on her writing. She was able to harness her creativity and gift by focusing on specific details, grammar, elaborating her thoughts, and character development. Steps used to assist April in enhancing her craft of writing, were utilized to create a workbook. The ultimate goal for the workbook is to help parents and educators teach basic ELAR concepts and SEL (Social & Emotional Learning) strategies that focus on teaching kindness and building character.