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Bringing the magical and colorful world of Kathryn the Grape to life through childrenâ€™s books, music, and messages of love, kindness, and adventure, is the passionate work of purposeful mom, Kathryn Cloward. Her desire for creating Kathryn the Grape is to help children develop authentic self-love and see themselves as perfect, one-of-a-kind, magical individuals, while naturally rippling loving kindness, acceptance, and compassion to others.
~ SHARING THE MAGIC ~
Through self esteem building books, inspirational music, and a weekly kid-hosted radio show, Cloward and her team are helping inspire children through spreading loving kindness in everything they do and providing children with valuable tools that will last a lifetime. Since Kathryn the Grape is an everyday little girl, sheâ€™s a role model parents and grandparents embrace and children identify with; her messages of love and inclusion resonate with all generations. Â Â
Without a clearly defined roadmap, Cloward trusted her inner guidance, as well as the inspired messages that led her to making appropriate decisions for expanding the Kathryn the Grape brand, as well as inviting a group of dedicated creative collaborators to be part of her team, including fellow moms, illustrator Christine Winscott, co-author of book #2 Ginny Hornby, content strategist Jennie Lapointe, and editor Cindy MacDonald, to name few.
The first two Kathryn the Grape books, "Kathryn the Grape â€“ Just Like Magic" and "Kathryn the Grapeâ€™s Colorful Adventure," have both been warmly embraced by kids, parents, and reviewers. Both books have been honored for excellence in family-friendly media by earning a prestigious Momâ€™s Choice Award for a children's book series.
The third book in the series, "Kathryn the Grapeâ€™s Piece of Love," will be released this summer.
With a desire to have a Kathryn the Grape theme song and share inspirational messages through music, Cloward partnered with musician Astra Kelly and together they co-wrote seven original and inspiring songs for the first Kathryn the Grape music CD, "Believe, Kathryn the Grape Songs for Kids of All Age." Since kids often like the music played on the radio, but parents are not always pleased with the messages and song lyrics, this album is appealing to everyone with its pop beats and positive lyrics.
The weekly internet radio show, Kathryn the Grape's Magical Hour, is hosted by two everyday fifth grade girls, Audrey and Zara. They go to the airwaves every week to share helpful tips with kids and interview inspiring kids, teens, and adults. The global reach of the VoiceAmerica Network is helping introduce the messages of Kathryn the Grape to children and families on a worldwide level. The show is produced by Cloward, with the help of Audrey and Zara's moms.
~ A RISK-TAKING MOM ~
Manifesting your dreams into reality and living your purpose takes time, determination, hard work, sacrifice, and creative risk-taking. In bringing her childhood nickname, Kathryn the Grape, to life, Cloward is doing all those things because she believes wholeheartedly in her heartfelt vision for this dynamic character. Cloward truly is the personification of a visionary mom who passionately trusts that each step on her journey will be revealed when appropriate.
Clowardâ€™s choice to venture into independent publishing was a natural fit for Kathryn the Grape. After receiving her first "no" from a traditional publisher, she decided to take control of the process by starting her own publishing company with the same access and distribution capacity as a larger publishing house. Cloward partnering with a talented illustrator/graphic designer (Winscott), hired professional editors, sourced out reputable printing companies, and partnered with a distributor to facilitate distribution to major bookstores and retailers, and most importantly, open the door for sales through worldwide book wholesalers, Baker & Taylor and Ingram. Sheâ€™s tirelessly marketed Kathryn the Grape through old-fashioned grassroots efforts and she chose what she was willing to risk and sacrifice to bring the project to fruition and sustain the brandâ€™s development.
Kathryn the Grape is brought to life through Cloward's company, Kandon Unlimited Inc., home of Kandon Publishing and Kathryn the Grape Company.
~ GIVING BACK ~
Cloward, Winscott, and Hornby donate their time conducting educational and inspirational assemblies at preschools, elementary schools, and scouting troops in their respective cities and surrounding communities. $1 of every Kathryn the Grape book and music CD purchased from the www.KathryntheGrape.com website is donated to non-profit agencies dedicated to helping children thrive.
~ PLEASE SUPPORT KTG ~
Receiving recognition through this contest will help us further spread KTG's messages of loving kindness to children worldwide. KTG would appreciate your support of our company led by our purposeful mom, the original "Kathryn the Grape," Kathryn Cloward.
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