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"The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul: books." - Emily Dickinson

The Vision

When I was tiny and growing up, the only time we got books to read was when they were donated to my family, or if I checked them out from the school or public library. I had such horrible anxiety during class, that reading at home was my safe place, my calm, my refuge. Having dyslexia made everything I loved harder; writing, reading, and playing piano. But, it didn't stop me from reading whatever I could get my hands on. We owned a ten-inch TV and half the time it didn't work, so my siblings and I relied on stories and the occasional tree climbing.  It was (and still is) a hobby when I started self-publishing. I didn't do it to make money. I needed to write. The characters needed me to write their stories. But, after the sixth or seventh book, I had to question why I continued to invest so much money and time into something that was not breaking even. This was when my vision came to the surface that had been there all along. I want my books in school libraries and public libraries. There are so many kids that do not have the luxury of going to a bookstore and buying books off the shelves. Their only connection to adventures is to have free access. ​So, I rebranded myself, updated my website, reached out to a marketing firm specific to public school districts, and started on the path I was meant to be on all along. But then I took it another step further. So many of my books touch on sensitive subjects, so I wanted to donate proceeds to charities benefiting underserved groups. ​ On this page, you will find the charities that Velvet Pumpkin Books donate proceeds based on the topic. 

The Proceeds

50% of proceeds go to the following charities

Mishka’s Bears

(Proceeds go to the Ukraine Effort) 

Jun Anzu

(Proceeds go to the Little People of America) ​


Who We Are Heroes and Bullies

(Proceeds go to Stomp Out Bullying Organization) 


Jahan Akua

(Proceeds go to the African Wildlife Foundation) 


Lucy’s Umbrella

(Proceeds go to the Vitiligo Research Foundation) 

The Elf Who Didn’t Believe in Children

(100% Proceeds go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital) 


(Proceeds go to the Equality Utah Organization) 


The Prince's Dress Dilemma

(Proceeds go to Serving with Style)  

The Kind Kindergarten Class

(Proceeds go to Free to Become Me Foundation)

The Adventures of Tallulah Froom Series

(Proceeds go to the Dyslexia Center of Utah) 

Girl in Blue

(Proceeds go to the Black Lives Matter Movement)

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