As you may know, every named character in my Kathryn the Grape books are real people. One of the ways I honor people who have had a positive influence on my life is by including them as characters in my books. When I was channeled with the idea for this particular story, I felt a strong sense to include real children as the characters.
When I ran into Isha and Sana in a Las Vegas elevator and they recognized me from visiting their school for an assembly, I knew that they were a sign sent from my guiding Angels telling me to keep going...keep writing...keep sharing messages of love. These two young ladies are special to me in many ways, and I was honored to include them as characters in my third book.
Prior to releasing Kathryn the Grape's Piece of Love, I asked Isha and Sana to share a bit about Kathryn the Grape and this is what they video taped. I adore them!
It was exciting to see San Diego Metro share the news about our four Family Choice Awards today. It has been wonderful being connected with the publication for the past four years, ever since I was honored with their 40 Under 40 Award in 2010. I am thankful for their continued support in sharing newsworthy pieces about the work being done through my company Kandon Unlimited, Inc. (which owns the rights and property of everything related to Kathryn the Grape).
The article is posted below, or you can read it at SanDiegoMetro.com.
I often meet people who share about their desire to be famous. I also meet people who share about their desire to live their life's purpose. I've come to understand that while living your purpose can certainly bring forth fame, being famous doesn't necessarily mean you are living your purpose.
While fame can be fleeting, experiencing purposeful living can be sustainable.
May each of us experience the joy of shining our unique and colorful light in the space that sustains us with the greatest sense of purpose.
Shine, Shine, Shine!
This is something I've been percolating on for a while, and I wanted to share. In my experience, the greatest self-gauge of where I am on my life's journey is in discerning what I've fully forgiven and relinquished, and what I'm still creating (grudge) space for.
No grudge, KNOW forgiveness.
May we all embrace the peace of dwelling in the open space of forgiveness.
(Hint, hint... this is a theme to be shared in upcoming Kathryn the Grape media.)
Here is a link to the article.
Here is a link to Positively Positive.
Happy Valentine's Day!
This is page 32 from "Kathryn the Grape's Piece of Love" ~ book #3 in the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series.
Kathryn the Grape Series Honored by Family Choice Awards
Music CD and Three Books Receive Prestigious Recognition
SAN DIEGO, February 7, 2014—Kandon Unlimited Inc., the parent company of Kathryn the Grape Company and Kandon Publishing, announced today that the Kathryn the Grape series—three books and a music CD—has earned 2014 Family Choice Awards. This significant honor, handed out annually since 1995, recognizes the best in children’s and parenting products.
The award presented to Kathryn the Grape Just Like Magic, Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Adventure, Kathryn the Grape’s Piece of Love, and Believe—Kathryn the Grape Songs for Kids of All Ages serves as a recommendation to families. Candace Evans, Family Choice Awards chairperson, noted that the awards “convey our gratitude and recognition for producing extraordinary products that make a positive difference in the lives of our families.”
Kathryn Cloward, creator of the Kathryn the Grape series, is thrilled to receive this stamp of approval from one of the most coveted, family-friendly consumer awards programs in the nation.
“I’m delighted that the entire Kathryn the Grape series was honored and I’m thrilled about being associated with the Family Choice label, which reflects that our brand resonates with families,” Cloward said. “My intention has always been to share engaging books and music that have universal appeal, and these awards affirm that we’re hitting the mark.”
Cloward is working on the fourth book in the Kathryn the Grape series as well as another music-CD that will accompany it. She’s also overseeing the production of soft-cover versions of the first three books—which will facilitate easier worldwide distribution—in preparation for their translation into at least three other languages by the end of the year.
To learn more about Kathryn the Grape, visit http://www.kathrynthegrape.com.
About Kathryn the Grape®
Kathryn the Grape is a messenger of love. Weaved within every story and song, Kathryn the Grape’s vibrant messages are meant to inspire others to be loving and kind to themselves and others. All rights and property of Kathryn the Grape are owned by Kandon Unlimited, Inc., a company dedicated to sharing heart-centered media and products with the world.
I am truly thankful to be associated with Spirit Woman and the community of vibrant women connected to the organization.
Spirit Woman Top 12 Book Pick List">Here is a link to see the entire list of awarded books.
Everything that I share through Kathryn the Grape has significance and a point of inspiration, from each character you meet in the KTG stories to the specific "tools" my books provide (magic wand, bracelet, silver coin). I would like to share the inspiration behind the Expect Miracles design.
I received this black and white pin five years ago at the wedding of my dear friends, Brian and Ali. Brian's late mother embraced the motto, Expect Miracles. At their wedding, everyone in attendance was adorned with this pin and this lovely sentiment. I keep the pin on a shelf in my meditation space, and every morning I see it. Considering butterflies are so significant to me and the transformation they symbolize in my own life, I found myself really resting with the awareness that miracles do happen all the time and it is natural for us to expect them to happen. Thus, this pin and the motto inspired the Expect Miracles designs offered in the Kathryn the Grape Cafepress Shop. This specific design with the filled in butterfly wings is called the "Sari Series" in honor of their daughter, who celebrated her 2nd birthday in early December.
I invite you to browse the other KTG inspirational designs here.