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I know that you’re a professional, have done hundreds of interviews, and you’re great at what you do. And I’m sure that part of the reason is because you’re prepared. And while it would be great if you read the book, I know you’re busy and I don’t expect you to. This is why I created a press kit with links, benefits from the book, bullet points, takeaways, interesting facts, and summaries. My hope is that this will add value to your listeners, readers, or viewers. During our interview, I will be fully engaged. My entire focus is to make you look good and deliver value to your audience. My goal is to serve you, not the other way around. I know that if I do this well, your audience will feel served and will naturally be interested in the book.    I’ve created this media kit to make your job easier. If you need anything else, please email me. I can’t wait for our chat.

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Nearly every child has aspirations of what they want to be when they grow up. Fast forward their lives and almost 8 in 10 of them, as adults, aren’t working in their gifts and talents. And we see the impact. Millions of adults are squandering their talents and wasting their time in jobs they don’t love. They feel trapped and dissatisfied. But where did it start? Many times, it started in childhood. “My Father Said I Could” is about four African-American siblings that have big dreams, and how they overcome doubt, fear, and naysayers by listening to one steady, comforting voice.

This inspiring book, teaches children…

  · How to handle the doubt, unbelief, and fear in others as well as in themselves

· The timeless lesson of continuing to ask, seek and knock for opportunities

· To explore their own unique gifts and talents

· To learn to accept the twists and turns that life brings while continuing to pursue their own destiny despite the many voices they hear along the way.

Author, coach, and speaker Anita McLaurin paints a picture of four African-American siblings who have big dreams. Their father equips them with the tools to follow their dreams, so they can experience the freedom to pursue their own path, utilize their gifts and talents, and live a life of significance. 

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About The Author

Anita M. McLaurin has always had a gift for teaching. Through her speaking, writing, and coaching, she helps people with unfulfilled dreams design a plan to make those dreams reality, so they can live a truly authentic life. 

As a young girl, Anita struggled to dispel the voices that tried to derail her from the path to her dreams. As a young woman, she discovered how to shut out those voices and focus on her goals. Today a transformed woman, Anita invests her time helping others overcome fear and doubt, so that they can live their dreams.

Earning a bachelor's and master's degree, Anita is the founder of A. McLaurin Group, which serves the business and the nonprofit community. She and her husband Eric are blessed with one amazing child and live outside San Antonio, Texas.


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What Others are Saying

Dr. Horace Buckley

“Dreaming is one of the most powerful exercises one can participate in leading to successful outcomes throughout life. Anita has gifted our children with a book which ushers them into this amazing world. I invite you to enjoy My Father Said I Could with your children, & plant seeds that will germinate in your family.”  

Dr. Dorinda Rolle

"This book is a must for both children and adults. I Loved It Too Much. I have paid thousands of dollars to coaches to help me visualize my dreams. My Father Said I Could does the same thing."  

Annette Benging

"Father Said I Could harkens the necessity for positive affirmations. This book is a wonderful illustration of capturing the dream in each of us and believing that we can. Others will be able to relate to the characters as I was able to relate to Ana. We believe in what our Father says we can do. "

Darlene LoVell Kinchen

My Father Said I Could are the strongest and most empowering words we can ever speak and believe. But Anita does not just leave it at that; while equipping and empowering our children, and introducing them to writing the vision down, she engages and trains parents how to promote and support this. I daresay, some adults will reach back, brush off their own dreams, stand a little taller, and dare to go forward quoting, My Father Said I Could!"

Interview Topics

What happens to children between, “I want to be a teacher, a doctor, or a fireman and adulthood?” Currently, seventy percent of U.S. employees are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, according to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report.[1] These adults admit to being unsatisfied with their work. And while not everyone grows up to become what they wanted to be as a child, not using one’s gifts and talents can be draining on parents. 

But what do our children see? Many children see no passion, no purpose, no plan because many of their parents feel stuck. How does this affect our children? “Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung said, “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of a parent.”[2] So perhaps there’s a single mom or a single dad working just to keep the home together. There are more than 20 million children growing up in homes without the physical presence of a father.[3] These kids may grow up believing that’s what they need to do—just keep it together. Not realizing that if the circumstances were different, perhaps their parents would pursue their purpose in life and in work. Speaking life-giving words that help children “see” a brighter future is important, and that’s what “My Father Said I Could” is all about. 


[1] Gallup, “State of the American Workplace.” Gallup News., accessed January 22, 2018.

[2] Oregon Friends of C.G. Jung,, accessed January 22, 2018.

[3] The National Center for Fathering, “The Extent of Fatherlessness.”, accessed January 23, 2018.

Sample Interview Questions

1. What inspired you to write a children’s book?

2. What’s the hardest part of writing a children’s book?

3. You and your team now run the My Father said I could Workshops™. All races of children and parents attend. Some workshops are held in schools and community centers and some are online. Why do people come and what are the results you’re seeing? 

4. You have a place in the book for children to write down dreams and goals. Why?

5. It seems like adults can benefit from this book. Is that true?

6. You’ve written a book, teach My Father said I could Workshops™ for parents and children, and you coach on the subject. What’s the best way to contact you?

Next Steps for Your Audience

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