Author Tags: Advice, Kidlit & Young Adult
Emily Madill lives in Nanaimo, B.C. with her husband and two sons. She has a degree in Business and Psychology. She believes in the importance of teaching children accountability and empowerment from a young age. She says being a mother is the most creative job she has had to date.
Having completed a training program with Erickson International College, Madill contributed a blog to the Huffington Post website in 2015 and now offers her services professionally as a motivational life coach, releasing a guide for adults, Fall in Love with Your Life, One Week at a Time (Emily Madill Coaching 2015 / $3.76 Kindle, $25 in person). "Life can be a balancing act and when one area is off-balance it has a way of affecting our overall level of happiness. The reason why I fell in love with coaching is that it provides a safe, positive space for clients to explore what it is they really want in life, who it is they truly are, and how they most want to show up in the world. Powerful coaching conversations help clients gain deep understanding of who they are. It helps them to create realistic perspective as to how they might go about achieving what it is they truly want... coaching is different from counseling, consulting or training. I will not advise you to take steps in a particular area or direction. In fact, coaching is an advice-free zone. Through powerful questioning, you will be invited to think about all the things you do want and why you want them. You are the one in the driver’s seat and I am here to support you and challenge you to think in new ways in order to open up the doors to possibilities in any area of your life you choose to explore."In 2015, Emily Madill contributed a blog to the Huffington Post and offered her services professionally as a motivational coach, releasing a guide for adults, Fall in Love with Your Life, One Week at a Time.
At the end of 2013, Emily Madill wrote, "Life as a writer or anyone out in the world sharing a service or product can be challenging and sometimes discouraging. I have been working at growing as a writer and publisher for over six years, and have come up against countless roadblocks, no thanks yous, less polite rejections and points in the journey where it would be easier to give up and put my energy elsewhere…BUT, I have to say that ‘sticking’ with something I believe in, even when it gets really challenging, has proven to make the successes, whether big or small, that much more gratifying.
"I have been learning that the journey of hoping, dreaming and getting the courage to put something out into the world, no matter who you are or what you do, is usually the very best part of the journey. Being brave enough to put yourself out there to share your gift is the greatest reward you can give yourself, regardless of the outcome."
In her twelfth inspirational title for children, Madill continued to propagate her "Believe In Yourself" philosophy with a story about a girl who is reluctant to accept her friends' nomination of her for class president. The story for girls aged 6-9, Sam's Magic Mirror (Em & Boys 2014), is illustrated by Izabela Bzymkek with whom she collaborated for Grateful Jake in 2012. The characters in this chapter style book are inspired by Madill's nieces and dedicated to girls everywhere. “We all have something special to bring to the table," she says. "This book aims to teach girls to own their uniqueness and to respect and honor their differences.” The protagonist must look into a mirror and see herself reflected as someone capable and admired.
In addition to her self-published, confidence-boosting books, Madill has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids.
Madill's Captain Joe Series© was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four stories are a way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things so Choose the Ones that Make you Happy" to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each of the four stories is designed to teach a key concept.
Captain Joe to the Rescue is the first book in the series about Joe and his encounter with Wilfred the friendly wizard. Wilfred presents Joe with a special wand that helps him take charge of his thoughts by ZAPPING away his unhappy thoughts and replacing them with ones that are happy.
Captain Joe Saves the Day is a lesson in how purposeful thinking can help eliminate self-limiting beliefs. Children discover what happens when Joe uses his invisible 'thought-zapping' wand to save himself from his swampy pit thoughts. After giving in to his self-doubt and disappointment, Joe learns the importance of speaking up and taking an active role in reaching his dreams of becoming a soccer goalie.
Captain Joe's Gift teaches children about the importance of being authentic and believing in themselves. Children are encouraged to recognize and embrace their own unique traits. It doubles as a way to introduce discussions with children around anti-bullying and celebrating our differences.
Captain Joe's Choice teaches children that when we choose happy thoughts that feel good, we set ourselves up to attract more happy thoughts and positive outcomes into our lives. Readers witness Joe's starring role on the big screen and how his thoughts and choices influence the different outcomes. This story introduces discussions about the power of our thoughts and choices in creating our happiness.
Emily Madill’s books are available for purchase from on line sellers such as Amazon, Barnes &. Noble and Chapters Indigo.
Date Of Birth: October 25,1978
Place Of Birth: St. Stephen, NB
Arrival in BC: 1982
Captain Joe to the Rescue, (Em & Joe Books Co. 2008 / 2011) 978-0981257907
Captain Joe Saves the Day, (Em & Joe Books Co. 2008 / 2011)
Captain Joe's Gift, (Em & Joe Books Co. 2008 / 2011) 978-0981257921
Captain Joe's Choice, (Em & Joe Books Co. 2008 / 2011) 978-0981257938
The Captain Joe Collection (Em & Joe Books Co. 2011) 978-0981257945
Captain Joe Teaching Resources,( Em & Joe Books Co. 2011) 978-0981257952
Grateful Jake, (Em & Boys Books, 2012) Illustrated by Izabela Bzymek
978-0-9812579-7-6 bound; 978-0-9812579-6-9 pb
Grateful Jake Resource Guide, (Em & Boys Books, 2012) 978-0981257990
Grateful Jake for iPad (Em & Joe Books Co. 2012) Illustrated by Izabela
Grateful Jake Resource Guide for iPad (Em & Joe Books Co. 2012) Illustrated
by Izabela Bzymek
Reflections (Em & Boys Books, 2013) 978-0-9881273-1-9
Sam's Magic Mirror (Em & Boys Books 2014) Illustrated by Izabela Bzymek $7.99
Fall in Love with Your Life, One Week at a Time (2015)
[BCBW 2015] "Kidlit"