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Meet The Author

This is me!

"I wanted to create books that inspired children to be their best selves and put a smile on their faces." --Karlene J. Froling

I’m Karlene J. Froling, author of Amazon Teachers’ Pick children’s book, I Love Being Me Uniquely Me. It is a poetic message picture book that encourages self-love and features children of different nationalities.

My passion is to create picture books that inspire positive messages, teach healthy habits, and enrich your children's minds to become the best that they can be.

I’m also the owner of, an online shop where buyers, upon request, can purchase a signed copy of my books.

Super Excited

I'm truly excited about my new book series, Picture Perfect, coming to you soon. The first in the series is Pete the Shark. It's about a friendly shark who just wants to have his picture taken with the kids who visit the aquarium. Unfortunately, none of the kids wants to take their picture with him—until he learns a valuable lesson.

The book is very colorful and filled with gorgeous illustrations. Your little ones will absolutely love it.

The book was submitted to Readers Favorite and picked up a 5-star review.

"Pete the Shark: Picture Perfect Book 1 by Karlene J. Froling is an adorable story that conveys a good message to young readers, that of being themselves. The illustrations are wonderful and colorful and they make the book captivating. It is a good story for read-aloud and storytelling sessions in classrooms and homes to show children the importance of being themselves instead of trying to copy others. The message comes out clearly through the character of Pete the Shark. Fun Facts at the end of the book give interesting information about sharks. Books like this are good for children as they are not only educational but