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2024 & 2023 Greater Columbus Arts Council Grant Recipient!
2021 SVFC Corcoran Award!

PAULA JOHNSON NEAL

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About

Author

Paula Johnson Neal is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in early childhood development.  She was raised in Toledo, but resides in Columbus, Ohio. Paula enjoys zip-lining, indoor skydiving, traveling, a two-time chili cook-off winner, baking her famous yellow cake with chocolate frosting, and volunteering as a guest reader at children's literary events. 

I’m Gonna Have A Good Day was published in June of 2019.  In May of 2021, Paula received the Saint Vincent Family Center Corcoran Award for her book's impact on youths served by SVFC and the community.  She is passionate about sharing life stories from the lens of young children.  Paula enjoys observing and listening for what, how, and why they say it. I'm Gonna Have A Good Day was born from the need to have an open discussion with young children about their social and emotional struggles.  The story invites dialogue to engage them in thinking and sharing ideas for better peer interaction. 

Paula's sophomore children's book, Breathe, Gabby, Breathe is the sequel that does not disappoint! Breathe, Gabby, Breathe takes the reader on a bumpy roller coaster ride to witness Gabby's struggles while cheering her on for a better school day.

Paula's third book of the series, titled Gabby Meets Kindness, will release in 2025.

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