Kathleen Boucher is a registered nurse with over 30 years experience specializing in Intensive Care of adults. In July 2013, Boucher discovered a passion for writing children's books after taking an entrepreneurial course with the School of Online Business run by Mike Klingler.
In January 2014 A Simple Idea to Empower Kids: based on the power of love, choice and belief for kids aged 6-8 was self-published with Balboa Press. This book won awards. Though guidance she received in the form of a dream Boucher changed the cover and illustrations and self-published A Simple Idea to Empower Kids: Teen's Edition in March 2014, with Balboa Press. This book won three awards.
In December 2014 Boucher thought, "What is my next project?" The name Elliot pops into her mind. She googled the meaning. The name Elliot means Jehovah. She thought, "I need a girls' name." Emma pops into her mind. She googled the meaning. Emma means nurse! The Universe couldn't be any clearer! Jehovah and the nurse working together!
Boucher has written three manuscripts with Emma and Elliot as fraternal twins. In each book the target audience is slightly older. Currently Boucher is searching for a literary agent to present the book Nine Ways to Empower Tweens with Emma and Elliot to a traditional publisher. Her hope and intention is to have this book in libraries and schools across North America. So that even those who cannot afford to purchase the book have access to it. To be accepted in schools and libraries the book needs to be traditionally published.
Strengths and Personality: At 4 years old Boucher was afflicted with the polio virus. This caused a weakness in her left leg resulting in a life long limp. She believes this adversity at a young age allowed her to connect to an inner strength and positivity that radiates and surrounds her even today. She has an innate optimism and strength that attracts people to her.
Her father told her that before she dies she must do one thing that brings value to the entire world. By writing empowering books for children she hopes to leave a legacy to inspire and motivate children to follow their dreams.