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Marianne Richmond
Hooray for You!

Hooray For You! is a celebration of "you-ness"ó
the grand sum of body, mind and heart that makes every person truly unique!

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."


Marianne 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 : For Parents Welcoming a New Child

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 : A Keepsake to Commemorate the Loss of a Loved One

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.