About Love Grows and Grows

Love Grows and Grows: A Blooming Story for an Extended Family illustrates a healthy, collaborative approach to co-parenting. Styled as human-hybrid flowers, the characters themselves are a metaphor for growth and the evolution towards love. 
With kindness and patience, we see a mom and a step-mom model a wonderful example on how to put their children first, working together to create a blended family with happy and confident kids.  This example of unconditional love is what empowers Flora and Leaf to embrace a new definition of a typical family and cultivate a new “normal” that benefits everyone involved.

Love Grows and Grows is Global!

  • Sold in 6 of the 7 continents

  • Has a musical composition included

  • Interactive via YouTube: Love Grows And Grows Sing-A-Long!

  • Affiliated with Big Brothers/Big Sisters​


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What People Are Saying

As a clinician, I find this story to be a priceless tool useful in accompanying a child through his or her journey of becoming a blended family.

Amy Lee Ellowitz, MSW

(Master of Social Work)


I am so impressed by this book!  What a message about blended families and how to put children first!  It's great to know when children are seeing what used to be perceived as a negative... "the stepmother"... they can now turn to this book for positive reference.

This is a wonderful story about unconditional love, and the most beautiful children's book I have ever seen!

 Krystle McCrater, LMFT

(Licensed Marriage and

Family Therapist)


Pamela Victores

Love always wins. Stunning artwork and beautiful story. A much-needed dialogue, the message is lovely.

Susan W

Such a positive book! Very influential. I would definitely recommend this for any blended family.

Loraine K

This is a beautiful book with a wonderful message. Perfect for this day and age.

Daniel P



We are excited to announce that as of January 1st, 2019 Loves Grows and Grows is also available En Español!



Invite Shannon to your Next Event

  • Reading With Your Kids Podcast
    Apr 30, 2019, 12:30 PM
  • Blended Family Podcast
    Apr 25, 2019, 7:00 PM
  • Author Read
    Imagine School at Broward
    Apr 24, 2019, 9:30 AM
    Imagine School at Broward, 9001 Westview Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33067, USA
  • Author Read
    Silver Shores Elementary
    Mar 06, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Silver Shores Elementary, 1701 SW 160th Ave, Miramar, FL 33027, USA

Shannon’s personal experience of separation and divorce resulted in the gift of her own extended family and served as the inspiration for writing this book. She considers her family to be the most important part of her life. Shannon is wife to Christian, and mother to Ryan, Connor, and Madison. She is also forever grateful for her bonus son, Max.

Shannon graduated with honors, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. She is also ESOL certified. Shannon devotes her spare time to fundraising in the non-profit sector as well as serving as a Girl Scout Troop leader. Possessing a strong desire to help others and an innate ability to connect, Shannon looks forward to completing her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT).