Michele was born in Mesa, Arizona. She currently has 7 great-granddaughters, 11 grandchildren and 4 daughters. She has high hopes of filling their personal libraries with fun stories to last a lifetime.Learn More
Cason is known by most as a teddy bear, but can often be mistaken for a sheep when he goes too long without a haircut. Writing and drawing have been a part of his life from a very early age. Between "Mickey Mouse Golden Books," and "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", he gained a sense for the rhythm of a story and the impact of illustrations.Learn More
Heidi is grateful to devote most of her life to mothering five energetic children. After marrying her wonderful husband, Garry, she graduated from Brigham Young University, where she studied and worked in the health science field. Heidi accompanies a women's singing group and plays volleyball for fun.Learn More
"Nighty-Night Poems" Super adorable book for my Grandkids. They also love her book, "If I Were A Mermaid."Kathy B.
"If I Were A Mermaid" Each page has delightful, charming characters so beautifully illustrated. The story is sweet, and what I liked best was the way it encourages a child's' creativity imagination! Darling book to add to your collection! I'm keeping one, and sending others to the grandchildren!Joyce S.
"If I Were A Mermaid" This book to so cute! I love the pictures and how the story rhymes! I personally know the author and she is awesome!! I have 5 girls and of course they all love mermaids!!Misty Selvidge
"If I Were A Mermaid" Adorable! Very cute book. Well written and illustrated. My grand daughters have this book at their other grandparents house and now at mine too. We all took turns reading it to each other when they last visited.Rebecca Maxwell
"Nighty-Night Poems" This is a sweet book to read to the Grandkids at night. Love this book and this author!Kimberly Ross
"If I Were A Mermaid" Quick easy read. Keeps kids attention with great illustrations and rhyming. We all love it and hope she comes out with more.Kathy B.
"When Mommy Feels Sad" With over 25 years of working with clients of all ages who have experienced depression, I have heard repeatedly the need to "de-stigmatize" depression. Most of us will struggle with it at one time or another. Heidi's book does just that! The simplicity and directness of her style make it easy for children to understand something that might otherwise be scary as they watch a parent or loved one struggle. Adults will also be drawn to her straightforward and gentle explanation of what it's like to be a typical mom who struggles with depression. What a great way to open a conversation about a difficult struggle, and to help loved ones better understand. Grab your copy today and start the conversation!Caralee Frederic, LCSW, CGT, SRT
"If I Were A Mermaid" I bought a couple for my grand daughters and they absolutely loved it. Great illustrations and great story.Kimberly Ross
"When Mommy Feels Sad" is a MUST READ! Finally, a book that offers clear and simple ways for children to understand what depression is and how it can impact family relationships. Heidi Bartle offers understanding, hope and a safe place for kids to begin asking questions about depression. There is no other children's book on depression like it!Barbara Murray, LCSW, Author of "Taking Back Parenting"
"When Mommy Feels Sad" Depression is real! Depression is hard! It hurts individuals AND families. Heidi has found a way to help children understand what depression really is, how it affects others, and how to get hope. Every home should have this book to help kids understand depression too!Jim R. Jacobs, LCSW, Author of "Driving Lessons For Life: Thoughts on Navigating Your Road to Personal Growth"
"If I Were A Mermaid" Excellent! An excellent addition to any mermaid's library!Andrea Rice
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" An incredibly beautiful story with a wonderful lesson. There really isn't very much more to say about it. This story is beautiful beyond words. Cason Smithson is a great author with awesome stories that leave you feeling much happier than when you began. Expect great things from him.Richard
"If I Were A Mermaid" Great Children's Book. Loved the book! Great idea! My classroom will love it! ❤️❤️Dani Wever
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" Much more than a simple story. I loved this book. It has great, colorful pictures with cute characters that all good children's books need, but it is so much more than that. It has a wonderful message, too. In a clear and simple way it teaches about addressing feelings of sadness and not ignoring them. After we finished reading the book, it lead to a discussion with my children about feelings. I highly recommend this book to anyone, young or old. It is an enjoyable book for all ages with an important message.Jason
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" Teaches dealing with emotions healthily. I love this book for the bright colored characters and a story that has just enough to keep me, the parent wanting to turn the page without boring the kids (that can be a hard balance to reach these days). I also appreciate the lesson and reminder that it's good to be sad sometimes. I look forward to reading it with my kids often.BrookeLynne
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" Being sad can be a way to rest. This book had a fun little journey about trying to feel happy again when you are sad. I really like it, and I especially liked the end. It was very insightful saying that being sad is OK, sometimes it's a way to rest. It's true, we can't be happy 100% of the time. I like how it helps put that in a way kids can understand.Sarah
"If I Were A Mermaid" Keeps little ones attention. Beautifully illustrated and written! Granddaughter loved the book!Kathy
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" Great message: sadness is ok! This story has a great message about accepting sad moments and the connection between sadness and happiness. It also has expressive, engaging illustrations and some really cute, creative touches.Sierra W.
"If I Were A Mermaid" Get this book like now! My daughter's absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I highly recommend it. 5 stars!!!Anonymous
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" Great little book! This is a really cute children's book with a great message. It was captivating and interesting to read even for an adult. I thought the ending was just a little rushed, but overall a great little book!Anonymous
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" It's okay to Feel...such a simple yet important lesson to be taught. This is a great childrens book. It's never too early to teach our children that it's okay to walk through our "feelings". The good and the bad. Looking forward to more from Cason and this series of books!Sara Ruiz
"Prayers in the Night" Very uplifting. This is a beautiful story! The artwork is incredible and the message is what everyone needs to hear. It is a powerful story about relying on prayer to get you through hard times. God answers prayers and this will help everyone see that. A beautiful story that I am excited for all my children to grow up reading and loving.Debra G. Spilsbury
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" CREATIVE AND SWEET. This short story is detailed and full of heart. It's a fun escape with creative characters and beautiful art. A sweet tale is found in this book and should be in every family's home.Dean Brinkerhoff
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" Great Feel Good Story. This book is an awesome uplifting story! The illustrations are so cute and it is such a fun book for me and my kids!Anonymous
"Prayers in the Night" Heart warming!! Such a heart warming reminder that we are not alone. That prayers are heard. Simple for young hearts to remember to pray!!Becky Crowther
"Cassy and the Un-Happy Happy" Cute, heartfelt children's story. This storey is so cute. My nieces and nephews loved it! It has a good theme letting the reader know it is okay to be sad.Anonymous
"Prayers in the Night" Faith serves all equally. I like the author's portrayal of how faith helps a predator, a prey, and an innocent child similarly. Great illustration and captured my child's attention while at the same time delivering the message.Naji Haddad
"Prayers in the Night" Very uplifting. This is a beautiful story! The artwork is incredible and the message is what everyone needs to hear. It is a powerful story about relying on prayer to get you through hard times. God answers prayers and this will help everyone see that. A beautiful story that I am excited for all my children to grow up reading and loving.Kaylie Sommers
"Prayers in the Night" Great book. Read it to my family and they loved it. Then brought it to work and it put a team member in tears (in a good way). Very well organized book with meaning and great illustrations.Anonymous
"When Mommy Feels Sad" Perfect for parents who suffer from depression!!! The author of this book did an excellent job of explaining depression to kids and frankly, adults too. When someone suffers from it, it's not their fault and help is available! Thank you for this book!Anonymous
"Prayers in the Night" My kids love it. This is a cute little book for teaching children about prayer and heavenly father answering our prayers. My kids love the cute pictures and adorable little story.Carrie Griffiths
"Prayers in the Night" I loved this book!!!! This book has a dr. Seuss like rhythm. It teaches lessons that even adults need reminding of, and the illustrations are wonderful!!! I am definitely glad I purchased this book. Does anyone know of some other books from this author?Lincoln Poore
"Prayers in the Night" What a wonderful book! This is a great book with wonderful life lessons for kids to learn!Aaron Everitt
"Trymbl: The Secret of the Golden Amulet" This is a great book for young teens. My granddaughter started reading it and loves it. I love this author for children's books!Kimberly Ross: - Copy
"When Mommy Feels Sad" I loved this book! It was beautifully written and illustrated. It does an excellent job of explaining depression and acknowledging the impact it has on the family. I highly recommend this book for parents who have suffered with depression, as well as children who may have parent with depression. It is positive and uplifting, a wonderful way to open up dialogue with children about something that is not always easy to understand or discuss!!Sarah Busby