Accessibility and using social story with Sivan Hong

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Welcome Sivan Hong to The TufFish Show, a place to help writers and aspiring authors get out of their own way to leave a legacy by telling the stories they want to share through writing their own books and confidently sharing them with others. The writing process can be tough and the business side can feel scary, but TufFish makes both feel smoother and achievable.

During this inspiring conversation, Sivan shares how she created a children's book series that focuses on inspirational social stories to help young children learn how to work through and overcome challenges. Sivan shared her process from concept through illustration and the loving and purposeful choices she made to ensure she made her books accessible to all types of learners.

Sivan authors and illustrates the best-selling children’s book series The Super Fun Day Books, including Benny J. and the Horrible Halloween, George J. and the Miserable Monday, Emily D. and the Fearful First Day and Avery G. and the Scary End of School. Her inspiring books focus on neurodiverse children, who overcome their challenges with perseverance and bravery. Sivan also serves as a Trustee on the Boards of the Rita Allen Foundation, Multicultural Children’s Book Day and the ASPCA.

When she’s not working, Sivan enjoys being a wife to her lovely husband and a mother to their two wonderful children. They have a dog and cat and live in Connecticut.

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