Hooray For You! is a celebration of "you-ness"ó
Featuring playful verse and illustrations, Hooray for You! takes readers on a head-to-toe-tip journey, honoring the remarkable individuality bestowed on us all.
It is a perfect gift for congratulations, acknowledgement, encouragement and to commenorate the simplest or most significant life accomplishments.
..."there simply is no other like you."
Richmond discovered her natural talent for painting and prose in her early
20ís while recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumor. To thank family
and friends for their get-well gifts, she began painting and writing thank-you
cards. Recipients, delighted by her creations encouraged her to sell her
work to the small gift shops around New England where she lived at the
time of her surgery.
The works were warmly received, so much so that after painting more than 1000 individual cards, she launched a business to publish her first 20 designs.
All of Marianneís works celebrate the significant moments in our lives, promoting a connection between family and friends.
Originally from Greendale, WI, Marianne received a marketing degree from Ohio State University. She and her husband, Jim, live in White Bear Lake, MN with their two young sons.
The Gift of An Angel, written and illustrated by Marianne, is an enchanting story that tells of heavenís careful selection of a guardian angel for every new baby. It is the perfect book for new parents, either to celebrate the arrival of their child, or as a special gift at baptisms or christenings.
The Gift of a
Memory offers consolation and optimism. Even among family and friends,
finding words for expressing your deepest feelings can be difficult. Marianne
Richmond creates a common language for the long journey of grief. The Gift
of A Memory gives the comfort of recording memories of a loved one, with
the hope and belief that they will not be forgotten.