We can’t change the first few chapters of our life, but we can take back the pen and write our best story.


Hey there, I’m Carissa…

(the grown woman wearing rainbow shoes, reading a kids’ book)

I write because books saved my life as a child. They gave me an escape from my dad’s abuse and kept hope alive until I found my way out of the darkness.

I believe our mistakes, failures, and broken parts are what make us works of art and that each of us is a masterpiece-in-progress.

I believe there is great power in small flickers of hope, light, and love.

I also believe books change lives and every person – especially children – contain the capacity to change the world for the better.

And more than anything, I believe the world is a better place because you’re in it. Thank you for being.

P.S. I once randomly wrote a self-help book for adults…

Live Life Uncaged

😍 an Amazon #1 Bestseller in 9 categories 😍

is a quick, two-hour readwhich offers a simple, yet powerful, solution to getting out of survival-mode and letting your thriving-self take back the wheel!

“Total game changer! It makes getting off the hamster wheel of negative thoughts freaking SIMPLE, so you can finally get the results you want in life. I felt like a new person afterward!” – Natalie Hixson

“Brilliantly written book that will not only provide you the insight, and awareness to understand why you struggle but also the quickest path to making the internal changes that will allow you to flourish and live a joyous and abundant life!” – Dominick Morando

“This book will be helpful for people who maybe feel like they’ve tried everything and are still not where they want to be.” – justspringer