A children’s book about self-acceptance

Co-authored with my mom, Barbara Cleary! Missy is an adorable pup with curls all over her body — but not on her tail. Join Missy on her journey to find self-acceptance! Can Missy embrace what makes her special? Find out what happens in Missy: A Dog’s Tale.

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This book is my most important legacy yet.

Diversity and self-love are powerful ideals that are teachable through education, open dialogue, and books, like Missy: A Dog’s Tale. I wrote this story with my best friend, my mom. Over the years, we’ve collected ladybug nostalgia. In this book, you’ll find tiny ladybug illustrations in honor of us and my daughter, Lainey Bug. Happy reading!

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Missy: A Dog’s Tale

One dog’s journey to finding self-acceptance as she learns to love her unique features.

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