Twelve-year-old Anna Fraser once heard that necessity is the mother of invention, but for her, it was all accidental.
In their panic, they create a tasty invention that will revolutionize kids’ lives all across the world— a spray that makes any food (cafeteria food, vegetables, etc.) taste like cupcakes. Soon, Yuck Away Cupcake Spray becomes the hottest-selling product in the America and Anna and Chris are running a company.
As CEO, Anna quickly discovers that business is not all about having her teammates work for her, or bossing around her brother, or even doing interviews with the local news stations. Nope. It’s working long hours in the office, doing homework past midnight, and maybe even disappointing her cheerleading team by missing the biggest competition of the year.
Toss in a bet with some bullies, a scheming Chief Operating Officer, and a threat to their family’s financial future, and you have KIDS, INC., a middle grade novel complete at 35,000 words born out of the concept, “Write what you know.”
In addition to being a regular middle grade book reviewer for Bookalicio.us and Bookalicious.org, I have invented several products and even licensed one to a multi-million dollar company. I am well-known in the Mom-inventor’s circle, and have been featured on CNBC’s The Big Idea six times, numerous magazine articles, and my product has appeared on The Today Show.