What does local Scottsdale author Hayley Rose have in common with actor Jim Carrey?
They are both recipients of the prestigious Readers Favorite Awards receiving medals in Best Children’s Concept books for 2014.
Ms. Rose will officially launch her latest book, “Today I Feel Emotion,” 11 a.m. March 7 at the Barnes and Noble, 10500 N. 90th St. in Scottsdale.
“Today I Feel Emotion” is an interactive lesson book geared toward helping children identify and express their feelings and emotions with words.
Ms. Rose is an award-winning author dedicated to bringing fun, educational and inspiring books to kids through her brand, Books by Hayley Rose.
In 2002 she released her first children’s book, “Fifo When I Grow Up,” followed by the No. 1 best-sellers, “Fifo 50 States” in 2010 and “The Do’s and Don’ts” in 2013.
This year her brand plans to expand into music and games, along with the release of two more books, “Today I Feel Emotion” on March 7 and “Fifo Musical Animals” later in the fall.
Ms. Rose’s children’s books have won numerous literary awards, including the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards, KART Kids Book List Award, Creative Child Magazine’s Preferred Choice and four Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards, an honor she shares alongside actor Jim Carrey and author Sheri Fink.
In 2012 Hayley was selected as one of “The Top 50 Writers You Should Be Reading” by the AuthorsShow.com.
Before writing children’s books, Ms. Rose had been working in entertainment business management for over 15 years, specializing in concert touring. She has worked with many “A list” musicians including Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Candlebox just to name a few.
She is currently a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, Independent Book Publishers Association and the Arizona Authors Association.
She lives in Scottsdale with her dog, Blanche.
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