ABOUT MERRIAM SAUNDERS

  • Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT is a family
    therapist specializing in ADHD and author of the picture books MY WHIRLING, TWIRLING MOTOR and MY
    WANDERING DREAMING MIND (Magination Press) as well as the middle grade TROUBLE WITH A
    TINY T (Capstone), all affirming stories of children with ADHD. Merriam is the
    co-founder of
    www.ANovelMind.com, a blog and database of 1000+ kidlit titles focused on mental
    health and neurodiversity. She lives in northern California with her husband, three kids and a tiny Chihuahua with no teeth. Merriam is the Co-RA of SCBWI SF North.

    REPRESENTED by the awesome Caryn Wiseman of The Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • My works center on kids with psychological issues that are exacerbated by the presence of a magical element in their world. Through this experience, they discover they have strengths, and their disorder does not define them. My hope is through these works, children will no longer feel isolated in their suffering, and begin to feel empowered. And others will have empathy for their struggles. All while going on an entertaining ride! 

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    How Praise Triggers Better Control in the ADHD Brain

    (Article)


    ADDitude Magazine

    2019

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    I Was Speaking Chinese - and expecting my child to understand

    (Article)


    ADDitude Magazine

    2019

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    The Magical Thinking of ADHD

    (Article)


    ADDitude Magazine

    2019