Gwen's Side Gigs
Outside of the podcast, I offer various ways to consult and partner. Please get in touch about any or all of the passion projects below. Given the way my brain operates, you just never know when I'll open another business. It's part of owning who I am.
Children's books hold a piece of my heart. They are a beautifully accessible way for readers of all ages to be inspired. There are millions of children's books in the world and just a small percentage receive wide recognition. Searching for just the right book can be daunting and isolating. Every child AND adult deserves to see themselves, their families, their cultural experiences, their special abilities, and their hard questions depicted in the pages of books. It's our passion that all readers are empowered through the curation of stories within our online shop. Shop for ALL your book needs here.
In 2019, my son, Rylan, and I published a book about living in his brain with Autism and Tourettes. "If I Squeeze Your Head I'm Sorry" is a delightful and insightful blend of his words and art as they relate to his everyday experiences in the world. This book was invaluable therapy for both Rylan and me and allowed so many people to understand him better and opened doors for other neurodiverse readers to feel understood. Purchase your copy of our book HERE. We have a curriculum guide that partners with the book. Contact me directly to order a copy for your classroom.
For the past decade, I've done writing and strategic marketing consulting and disability and adoption-focused advocacy work. This followed a 15-year non-profit marketing and public relations career that I ultimately left in order to make space to advocate as a parent to neurodiverse children. I'm currently a graduate student in Harvard's Creative Writing and Literature masters program, set to graduate in 2024. Contact me directly if you have contract work you'd like to discuss.
101 Books, Hand Picked for YOU, by US.
Marvelous Me books focuses our efforts on hard-to-find, difficult-to-talk-about, and inclusive titles that meet specific needs. With each client, we send a questionnaire, allowing us insight into the specific needs and experiences of the readers involved. Next, we curate a list of 101 titles that speak directly to each client's responses. Each list can be accessed through a private link on our store website for 90 days, where titles can be purchased directly. Contact me directly to order your "Personalize my Library" book list today!