Shawn Elizabeth George


Shawn Elizabeth George is passionate about encouraging others to grow into the person they were made to be.  Shawn wrote A Place for Sam to speak the truth to every child that it is okay to not be okay, but there is hope and help. Shawn loves to share with kids that they have a place and a purpose in this world.  Shawn is a stay-at-home-mom, author, blogger, and encouraging speaker.  She lives in her hometown in Connecticut with her husband, three children and their black lab.

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Jan Z. Cohen


Jan Cohen found her “place” in the world of Art the very moment she picked up a pencil as a toddler, and has not put it down since!  She is a freelance illustrator, painter and ceramic artist,  and has had the pleasure of teaching Art to children in her hometown for the past thirty years.  She has loved sharing her passion for the Visual Arts with young people in her work as a teacher, and now in bringing characters to life as a children’s book illustrator.  This is her second children’s book.  She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University.  She lives in Avon, Connecticut with her husband and two children.

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Sam is sharing her story because she knows she is not the only puzzle piece who has been disheartened about how they were made.  She wants to encourage each puzzle piece that they were made with love and with a purpose. Sam hopes you know how unique and special you are and that you grow to know your place and purpose in this beautiful world.

 To get your copy of my story click HERE!