Since 2011, I have spent what free time I have writing my Monkey Mind Tales® book series. It looks at the side effects of our social structure, how it affects children, and continues to affect them as they enter adulthood. I didn’t want to fill the world with another set of clinical self-help books. So, I wrote my book series in the spirit of Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl, and Dr. Seuss.
Each book is a collection of six illustrated, read-a-long, short stories written in a children’s fairytale/fable format. The series’ presentation and writing style is reminiscent of children’s books written in late 1960’s and early 1970’s. It was during this period that children’s books were focused a great deal on social norms and social change.
The book series is written for children age seven and up. It also has a nostalgic feeling for adults (especially Baby Boomers and Gen Xers). Basically they are written for the “older child” and the “inner child.”
The themes I address are multilayered, universal, and reflect the timeless issues that are always with us no matter what generation we may find ourselves in. I continue to write the series as a means to create open conversations between adults and children. Though the stories reflect deeper themes, each book leaves readers inspired and with a different perspective on life.
My three books in the Monkey Mind Tales® series, Tales For Your Monkey’s Mind, More Tales For Your Monkey’s Mind, and Tales From Bombast’s Bookshelf are available. You can get them through my website monkeymindtales.com and other book sites like Amazon, Barns & Noble, and Books-a-Million. My fourth book, Tales For Tra-La-La-Day, will be available sometime in 2022, after we’ve finished edits and illustrations.