I’m Micaiah, homeschool mom, Registered nurse, writer/blogger, poet and self-published authoress. Being a self-published artist is a bigger job than I realized, but the reward of seeing your thoughts in print is worth it. I write various genre’s my first published work was a collection of poetry, essays and what I have come to call ‘Micaiahisms’, my second and third were urban fiction. Keep in mind I write while also holding down a full-time 36 hour a week job and homeschooling my six year old daughter, she is my ‘Why’.
I must say that it’s a blessing having a highly imaginative child that understands her mommy is sometimes consumed with getting thoughts out of her head and onto the pages gracing the computer screen, she’s great at keeping herself entertained and keeping disruptions to a minimal. My child definitely dances to the beat of her own drum, much like her momma does. I wanted to create a book that embraced a child being different, peculiar even.
Saving Children from an Ugly World
By teaching children, the gift of being different
I wanted to empower children to embrace their uniqueness and that of others. Far too often lately we are reading about the tragic loss of a young life to suicide as a result of bullying. I wanted to create a way to show children the power in being yourself.
They say children learn best by example, I want to show Jamiyah that you can make all of your dreams come true and look out for the well-being of others while doing it.
Micaiah Yhisraels’ latest and fourth self-published book, The Gift of Being Peculiar—illustrated
by Dariea Shorter—is a creatively imaginative and powerfully innovative resource
to empower children and help them embrace the gift of being different through
affirming words and invigorating illustrations.
The Gift of Being Peculiar is the story of Kenza, a young girl who
is not afraid to embrace her peculiarity. The main character reminds children
of the wonderful characteristics and personality traits that make one wonderfully
peculiar. It is a story that reaffirms self-love, being a leader, standing out
from the crowd, and the treasure in embracing yourself.
Those wishing to enrich the lives of the children around them can purchase the book online from Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. It is also available as an e-book via Kindle. Link to Amazon below.