In early 2017, as I prepared for the birth of our second son, I wrote Goodnight Lakewood and dreamed of one day reading it to our boys. After finding an incredible illustrator in Emily Calimlim, I realized other children and their families might enjoy the book as well. We created a small publishing company and partnered with a local printer to print a small run of books. The response from our community has been so much more enthusiastic than we could have imagined and we are constantly humbled and touched to hear of families spending time together reading our book!
There are many special neighborhoods in Dallas that we want to celebrate! It is in this spirit that I wrote Goodnight Park Cities, a book that visits unique places in and around Highland Park and University Park. From the Katy Trail and Caruth Park in the spring and summer to SMU Boulevard fall tailgates, the book takes readers on a journey through the Park Cities and the seasons, finishing in December with the lighting of the Big Pecan Tree and Highland Park Village's beautiful lit trees. We hope this book becomes another bedtime favorite for families to enjoy together!