Candida Sullivan: Author, speaker, blogger and overcomer of Amniotic Band Syndrome


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



Exciting News: New Release for 2015

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Despite Your Circumstances shows us the power of the mind as it embraces a positive and thankful attitude, and demonstrates how to build a rich life filled with meaning and joy. The author uses seemingly impossible situations in her life to prove that you can be an overcomer despite your circumstances.


Despite Your Circumstances shows us the power of the mind as it embraces an attitude of positivity and gratitude and shows us how we can build a rich life filled with meaning and joy beyond our challenging circumstances.”

Harriet Cabelly, Social Worker and Life Coach at Rebuild Life Now


Despite Your Circumstances beautifully illustrates the human struggle to overcome circumstances beyond our control. The transformative power of God’s love and radical acceptance leap off the pages.”

Jason Kishpaugh, LPC-MHSP, Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor

“I love how this book encourages us all to defeat the negative thoughts and change them to positive God thoughts. This is a true lesson on how to transform your perspective on life circumstances.”

Beth Stewart, founder of Triumphant Living radio ministry, CEO of Beth Stewart Ministries,

and author of Dreams NEVER Expire

“This book will forever change your perspective by showing you how to shift your thinking to live a positive victorious life empowered by God. It will challenge you to rise above circumstances and remind you that as you think, so shall it be.”

Terri Meredith, Terri Meredith Ministries

EXCITING NEWS: New Zippy book in the Zippy Series 

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Zippy’s Club was nominated for the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award 2015.

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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