|Region:||California: San Francisco North and East Bay|
|Age Levels:||5-10 and 11-13|
|Will Travel:||< 500 miles|
|SCBWI Profile:||Member Profile|
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.
I'm a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in ADHD and Autism. My picture books are about children struggling with behavioral issues commonly seen in both disorders, and have positive messages, encourage self-esteem, minduflness and a growth mindset. I use puppets that are characters from the books and humor - the puppets talk about how it feels when they do something wrong and about noticing the positives in others.