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McKenzie is an astonishing young girl who dreams of becoming a Princess. With the help of her grandmother, she embarks on a journey and finds that being a real princess is much more than crowns and gowns. The Snapdragon Princess revives the legacy of a real princess in a delightful intergenerational story of family treasures, enchantment and cherished times gone by.

  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Bryson Taylor Publishing (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097737386X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977373864
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

Snapdragon Princess


    Deb Landry is the author of the bestselling, award winner children's book ,Sticks Stones and Stumped and authored Yankee Go Home, The Snapdragon Princess with Kim Parrish, and The Comfort Zone with Meline Kevorkian Ed.D.,and Robin D'Antona, Ed.D.


    As a parenting coach specializing in social awareness behaviors and character education, she has authored several interactive children's mentoring plays and articles on character education, social awareness, and bullying prevention including The Crown CARES, a peer based anti-bullying program for schools and colleges, utilized internationally for the USA National Miss Scholarship Organization and several other pageant systems. She was part of the team that authored the Maine State Best Practices in Bullying and Harassment Prevention Manual and lobbied for the legislation in the State of Maine in 2005.


    Deb is the co-founder, President/Chairman of the Board and former Executive Director of Crossroads Youth Center, a 501 c3 nonprofit art based scholarship program and the President/CEO of Bryson Taylor Inc. a consulting firm and publishing company. She promotes character education and scholarship opportunities for young women throughout the US and Canada.

    With recognition and several awards for her work including Director of the Year 2012, 2016, #2 State Director of the Year and #2 State Pageant nationally, two years in a row, Deb has been interviewed and featured on NBC, CBS, national radio, and several publications including The Phoenix, USA Weekend Magazine, Raising Maine Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Women's Day Magazine, and Child Magazine. Some of her articles can be found at 

     Her books are available at Bryson Taylor Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or at any store where books are sold.

    To get more information, book an appearance or to contact Deb, contact her at


    Kim Parrish

    Nationally recognized as a Female Executive of the Year, Kim Parrish has successfully combined her passions into a dream career, and she inspires others to do the same.

    From TV Guide to the New York Times, Kim has been featured in dozens of publications and is a familiar face to millions who welcomed her into their homes as a popular host on QVC, where she logged more than 7,000 hours of live television. Her work with renowned designers and stylists inspired Kim to launch the Kim Parrish Collection in 2005, a signature fashion line that ran for a successful seven years and was featured on HSN, QVC-UK, ShopNBC and The Shopping Channel in Canada.

    Now Kim is celebrating how women look at every age, in her role as Beauty Expert of Jane Seymour’s Secret to Youthful Looking Skin, the nationally top-ranked infomercial that introduces Crepe Erase, a two-step system designed to visibly smooth, firm and lift dry, crepey skin. Kim is the Director of Education and Spokesperson for Crepe Erase on QVC, where it was nominated in 2017 for a Customer Choice Award.   She brings nearly twenty years of experience as a beauty expert who has worked with industry leaders, doctors and product developers to study the science behind successful brands including Proactive, Gatineau, L’Occitane, Perricone MD, Murad and Philosophy.

    Kim’s entrepreneurial and leadership endeavors were recognized by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business with awards for Female Executive of the Year, Female Innovator of the Year, Women Helping Women and PR Campaign of the Year in 2015 and 2016.  As President of MAOTeen, Inc., she transformed a fledgling teen pageant into a national scholarship competition that awarded $33 million of in-kind and cash scholarships annually during her tenure and was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of 100 blue ribbon award-winning businesses in America.

     Her can-do spirit motivates audiences through TV appearances, speaking engagements and articles. She offers practical guidance and shares the secrets of discovering your true self, turning your hobbies into a thriving career, and balancing a happy family life. With patience, a plan and a little give and take, Kim believes we actually can do it all!

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