WHIMSICAL WORLD is an empowering brand created by #1 best-selling authors and inspirational speakers, Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent. Whimsical World’s mission is to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. We aim to make positive change through the power of whimsy and imagination.
Our catalog of award-winning, fun-to-read children’s books suit the needs of every child and parent. Themes include anti-bullying, being brave, asking for help, adapting to change, being authentic, and being a true friend. Our books expand children’s imaginations with whimsy and wonder from the depths of the ocean to the heights of the galaxy.
Whimsical World brings joy, positivity, and wonder. We create magical live experiences and merchandise with a message that every child and young adult is thrilled to own and every parent is proud to purchase. Discover more at http://www.WhimsicalWorldBooks.com.
ABOUT SHERI FINK
Sheri Fink is an inspirational speaker, a #1 best-selling, award-winning author, and the co-creator of the “Whimsical World” inspirational brand. She creates books, products, and experiences that inspire and delight kids of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem. All of her children’s books were #1 best-sellers, including THE LITTLE ROSE which was a #1 Amazon Best-seller for over 60 weeks, became the #1 Top-Rated Children’s eBook on Amazon, and was adapted into a stage play.
CBS Los Angeles selected her as one of the top 3 authors in her local area, a distinction she shares with Dean Koontz. Sheri’s books have been honored with several awards including 3 gold medals in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards, and is a recipient of the prestigious Gold Mom’s Choice Award honoring the best in family friendly entertainment. Sheri was honored with the 2013 Extraordinary Inspiration Award for her long-lasting commitment to spreading inspirational messages of hope and self-esteem through her books, her moving life story, and her brand.
Sheri and her books have been featured in hundreds of articles, programs, websites, and shows, including on NBC’s The 10! Show, CBS Los Angeles, The Huffington Post, Localista Magazine, Life After 50 Magazine, Today's Innovative Woman Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. Sheri has appeared on the cover of several magazines along with feature articles that inspire readers to believe in themselves and take inspired action to transform their lives.
Sheri is proud to serve as a spokesperson for Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), a non-profit organization that provides free books to underprivileged elementary school students, and to volunteer in the Pediatric ICU at Children’s Hospital. Discover more about Sheri at http://www.SheriFink.com.
ABOUT DEREK TAYLOR KENT
Derek Taylor Kent is an author, screenwriter, performer and director based in Los Angeles. His award-winning book series SCARY SCHOOL (written under pen-name Derek the Ghost) was published by HarperCollins and is one of the most popular book series for middle-readers ages 7 to 12. His first novel for an adult audience, KUBRICK'S GAME, quickly became an international bestseller and was one of the best-reviewed books of 2017. It won the Reader's Favorite International Book Award for Best Fiction Audiobook of 2017 (narrated by Jonathan Frakes and Yvette Nicole Brown) and won Best Film/TV book of the year from the National Independent Book Awards.
His latest picture book, COUNTING SEA LIFE WITH THE LITTLE SEAHORSE, was co-written with his wife, #1 best-selling author and inspirational figure, Sheri Fink. It was released in September 2017 and became an instant best-seller. His bi-lingual picture book EL PERRO CON SOMBRERO was published by Holt and is the #1 best-selling bilingual picture book of the last several years. Other books include the award-winning educational picture book SIMON AND THE SYSTEM and the magical adventure RUDY AND THE BEAST.
Derek's screenplays have been optioned by Liberty Films (Warcraft, Source Code), The Donner Company (Goonies, Superman), and Radar Pictures (The Arrival, Jumanji). His feature film horror script NAUGHTY, which he penned with famed DC Comics writer Shawn Kittelsen, is currently in pre-production and anticipated for release in 2021.