For the next 100 days, We are featuring Female Authors from across the nation for the sole purpose of highlighting books created by women for women.
Mariah J. Tolson is a 2x children’s book author that has been writing for as long as she can remember. She was inspired by her son Jaiden to write and release her first book “Little Hands”.
Little Hands is a reflection of how fast children grow. She hopes that parents will read this story with their children and reflect on how much the child has grown. She believes it is important for parents to have an “I see you” moment as often as possible with their kids. That in itself helps the relationship grow.
Her second book “Your Colors” is a beginner guide to yoga. She wrote this with the intention that parents will get on the floor with their children and engage in light yoga poses. Each pose is specific to each chakra and includes affirmations that children can say to build up their self-esteem.
Mariah encourages parents to say the affirmations in her books to their children as a bonding activity.
When did you discover your gift for writing and sharing stories?
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I didn’t get the courage until 2020 during the pandemic. My son was reading books and I wanted him to be able to read something that I wrote.
Your inspiration started with your son Jaden, do you remember the experience of seeing him hold your first book? What was it like?
Seeing Jaiden with the book that I had written, was the most precious thing ever. I got teary-eyed and everything! That moment was the motivation to put my content out.
What message do you hope readers take away from your work?
I hope that my readers will be able to connect with their children more through my work. I hope that parents begin to find new and odd ways to express to their children how much they see them and what that means to them.
Where do you see your books in the next 3-5 years?
In the next 3-5 years I hope to have written even more children’s books to help families connect.
What is next for Mariah Tolson?
I am working on a few different things. I don’t want to say too much but definitely be on the lookout for more children’s books and content on connection.
If you could give 2 tips to an upcoming author, what would it be?
My tip would be to put your content out! Don’t be afraid, just do it. Do it because you believe in it!
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
My definition of a Pretty Woman who hustles is a woman that will not be stopped by any means necessary. She understands that the hustle isn’t just job-related, it involves family and self-work.
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