Updated: May 25, 2020
Under normal circumstances, I would have flown to Colorado several times to meet Sally Huss. Instead, we're emailing and calling and collaborating. These moments of the Coronavirus keeping us separated, haven't stopped us from creating two best-selling books both with messages that we feel are so important to children.
Sally and I began working together after a mutual friend, Coach Joe Sperle, introduced us. Having so much in common, we joined forces to create two children’s books, adding to Sally’s already extensive line of popular children’s books. That collection now exceeds 100 books.
A Lesson for Every Child: Learning About Food Allergies and Self Confident Sandy are the result of our collaboration.
Self Confident Sandy was designed to promote self-confidence and self-esteem in children, an important step in any child's development. Distinguished professors and teachers in the field of childhood education have endorsed the book, as well as sports coaches, and life coaches in the field of personal development.
Patty Maxwell, a licensed behavior specialist said, "Self Confident Sandy contains an important message for all ages, even parents. I'd highly recommended for any classroom, office or home library". Maxwell is also the owner of Engage Kidz LLC.
I'm again extremely honored to be working with Sally Huss on a second book. I am in awe of her work, which includes over 100 children's books. Everyone has a favorite Sally Huss book. Aside from the ones we have done together, some of my favorites are Positive Pete, Watching Watches, and Let's Play: The Importance of Exercise.
Then, of course, there is A Lesson for Every Child: Learning About Food Allergies, which is dear to my heart because I am a person who has had life-threatening food allergies for over 24 years and am a spokesperson for multiple organizations that help raise awareness for food allergies.
"A Lesson for Every Child is well-written and engaging for children and families to learn more about the seriousness of food allergy and anaphylaxis and how to safely manage. I love the illustrations, which make it fun to read and learn; they are so delightful and upbeat. FAACT is honored to have Elizabeth as a spokesperson and to be included in such a wonderful education resource for families. Thank you, Sally and Elizabeth, said Eleanor Garrow-Holding, President and CEO of FAACT
I think readers will find Positive Pete and Self- Confident Sandy complement each other beautifully! Sally is talented in multiple areas of art and writing, and I love how she mentors others, sharing her knowledge and gifts freely. There is so much to learn from Sally Huss.
About Sally Huss
Sally Huss has been an artist and writer all of her life. She attended Occidental College for three years before graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Fine Art. At the same time Sally was developing her artistic skills, she was developing her tennis skills, becoming a Wimbledon and US National Junior Champion, and eventually a Wimbledon semi-finalist in the Women’s Division in both singles and doubles.
It was on a tennis court in Beverly Hills that Sally met her match – Marv Huss. The two were married in Aspen, Colorado in 1976. Marv, a fine tennis player himself, had been the Director of National Advertising and Promotion for Hallmark Cards, and had created the original Hallmark card shops. The two combined their talents in business, tennis and art by first developing The Aspen Club, a luxury health spa and tennis club with eleven outdoor courts, two indoor courts, sixteen racquetball courts, two squash courts, a restaurant, bar, twelve spectacular condominiums, and 1,500 members. Sally became the first woman head tennis professional there and played a “Battle of the Sexes” against the infamous Bobby Riggs to promote the club’s opening.
Sally has written over 80 books with another 45 variations (multicultural and Spanish versions.) All may be found through her website and on Amazon. All of the books focus on social/emotional issues and are designed to uplift the lives of children everywhere. Presently Sally and Marv live in Colorado Springs. Visit: SallyHuss.com