Fri, 7 August 2015
Katy Towell, an acclaimed illustrator and children's author joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. She is the creator of the Childrin R Skary website and illustrated series, which has a cult following of over 150,000 scared adults, teens and children.
On the show, Katy discusses how her books teach children about fear and all of its facets: grief, loss, love, depression and anger. Although many parents go to great lengths to shield their children from negativity in an effort to make them feel safe, Katy would rather address scary topics to make kids feel more comfortable.
A little more about Katy Towell … Katy has has dreams of one day being the scary old lady in the house about which all the neighborhood children tell ghost stories. She's also the author and illustrator of the Carousel of Sorrow and Charlie and the Grandmothers, recently published by Knopf Books for Young Readers.
A little more about Your Host, Deirdre Breakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur and CEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR and marketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press books including her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,” and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridge speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, branding, social media and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS at Amherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also the co-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PR professionals, educators and students.
Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter and on her blog at www.deirdrebreakenridge.com.