Creator of awesomeness...
Active Kids Books (AKB) aims to inspire grommets to dream big, think creatively and live a healthy active lifestyle.
You know, they are about offering the positive benefits of literature that's fun and exciting, that relates to their world and one that will engage them and inspire them.
Creation comes in many forms. The physical form, the musical form, visual form and written form, to name a few. All forms of creation derive from being inspired. Creation is cyclic, it draws from inspiration and offers inspiration, and that's what AKB are about.
I started creating Skate Session when my son Maiso was 11 months. Entering the world of kids books, I come to realized there weren't any sports-related books on the market. As a sports enthusiast myself, I was empowered to change this. After years spent shredding with amazing high-level snowboarders and surfers, and coaching the next generation of rippers, I was excited to give back the 28yrs of life, joy and experiences to this new little person I get to call my son. I consider myself very fortunate to have lead this life and to have met the wonderful talented creative people I have, but I also contribute hard work and dedication to my achievements.
I started university at the same time I started writing books. This was great timing, as I was studying to become a PDHPE Teacher and it involved Children's & Sports Psychology studies. It was with this knowledge, plus my desire to create fun, contemporary sport related books that parents would also enjoy, that got me going.
Today, the feedback continues to be beautiful, positive and delightful. Having created fun interesting engaging books, I'm inspiring kids to pick up a book and read. That is priceless. So I am proud of what I have created and given the funding, would love to continue creating more...