Candida Sullivan: Author, mother, wife, & survivor of Amniotic Band Syndrome

Candida Sullivan is the Spokesperson for the Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia, Kentucky.


Event Calendar

July 31, 2014              Main Street Pineville KidsFest
August 2, 2014           Helping Hands Picnic Midwest
August 4, 2014           Pineville Independent School KidsFest
August 9, 2014           Belk KidsFest
TBA                                 Pump Springs Biggest Loser
TBA                                Forge Ridge Elementary

EXCITING NEWS: New Zippy book in the Zippy Series 

book cover Zippy's Club (2)


ZIPPY’S CLUB invites kids to be part of the anti-bullying team. It teaches them how to overcome bullying with kindness and to celebrate one another’s differences. The book includes a section from a nationally certified counselor to help initiate conversations with kids about bullying, as well as a letter from Candida telling her personal story. In Zippy’s Club, Candida shares that while we can’t control how others treat us, we can decide how we act toward them. Both she and Zippy encourage us to be the type of people who lifts others up, instead of knocking them down.

Zippy’s Club Motto: The ones, who treat us the worst, need our kindness the most.

Endorsements for Zippy’s Club

“Zippy’s Club will become another treasured tool for families to read together.”

Debbie Knuckles, Director of the Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia- Kentucky

“Empowers the reader to respond to adversity with positivity, courage, and strength.”

Tony Memmel, Amputee and musician,

“Certain to captivate young readers. Illustrations are just as wonderful as narrative!”

Meg Zucker, founder, blogger, and author,

 “Zippy’s Club is a wonderful opportunity to engage young children in the difficult topic of bullying. Candida does a great job of looking at the issue from all angles, which will help teach children to empathize with others. I love that she does not shy away from the very real consequences that can occur from bullying. In today’s world it is very important to have an open dialogue with children about bullying, and Zippy’s Club helps adults do just that.”

Kaye Thomas, MS, Licensed Psychological Associate and School Based Therapist

 “A gem to be treasured….a wonderfully entertaining and inspiring story that captures the dynamics of the bully, the bullied, and the bystanders. Full of courage, compassion, and above all else, hope…a helpful intervention tool for professionals and parents who desire to make a difference in the lives of children who are being bullied.”

Dr. Rick Metrick, LPC, ALPS, Director of Total Life Counseling, Inc.


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