Kimberling Galeti Kennedy
Author, "Why You Should Laugh Three Times a Day"
Kimberling Galeti Kennedy, Writer of
Children's Books

Kimberling Galeti Kennedy is the author of "Why You Should Laugh Three Times a Day," a positive and uplifting children’s book that encourages reading and laughter. Her book was published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC, a Christian-based, mainline publisher with a mission to discover and market unknown authors. Ms. Kennedy’s book is available in paperback, digital download and CD audio format at Tate’s website and on 

Kimberling Kennedy, South Florida Expo CenterMs. Kennedy has been writing short stories and children’s books for two decades. She became involved in her profession because of her flair for the artistic use of language and story-telling acumen. Ms. Kennedy attributes her many years of success as a writer to creativity and determination, and plans to continue writing for the foreseeable future.

Kimberling Galeti Kennedy is in the process of releasing her third children's book titled, "Do Dogs Pray?"



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Hey! Don't Forget The Sunscreen! by Kimberling Galeti Kennedy is a wonderfully written story that helps parents address the effects of unprotected sun exposure with their children.

It's Sunday and Stacey is grocery shopping with her family when she sees her friend John. John is shopping with his Aunt Donna. Stacey notices a bandage on Aunt Donna's nose and asks her about it. Donna proceeds to explain how when she was younger she spent time in the sun and never worried about protection. As a result she has developed skin cancer and had to have the cancer removed from her skin. Aunt Donna also explains the different types of skin cancer and what Stacey and other children can do to stay safe.

As a skin cancer survivor, Kimberling Galeti Kenedy has effectively written this story for young children and through easy flowing text and kid friendly illustrations teaches parents and children how to stay safe in the sun while still getting the important nutrients Vitamin D provides for our bodies.

I definitely recommend picking up a copy which is perfect for the upcoming summer season when many of us spend hours enjoying the warmth of the summer sun. I am also partial to the main character's first name!

Title: Hey! Don't Forget the Sunscreen
Author: Kimberling Galeti Kennedy
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-62295-640-1

With skin cancer being one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States and one in five Americans currently get it at some point in their lives, children should learn early how to protect themselves from this rampant disease.

In Kimberling Galeti Kennedy's short children's story, "Hey, Don't Forget the Sunscreen," a simple story about skin cancer is written between the unnumbered but almost thirty glossy pages. Although it is a small paperback book, instructions are included to download its free digital audio book online. Even though the font may be hard for a new reader to decipher, the tale is well targeted to preschool age and above. Inside, the first page has two reviews from two physicians. Bright large, simplistic colorful drawings are usually on the left side of the page while one to three sentences of the storyline are on the right side.

This educational tome is about young Stacey who goes to the grocery store one day and sees her friend John and his aunt, Donna. Stacey immediately notices a bandage on Aunt Donna's nose and asks what happened. Aunt Donna explains that when she was a child and played in the sun, she did not protect her skin. Stacey replies that she has learned the sun gives us vitamin D to help fight disease and keeps our bones strong.

Aunt Donna mentions that she noticed a sore on her nose that did not go away so went to the doctor to treat it. The doctor biopsied it and determined it was a basal cell skin cancer. She tells Stacey about the three types of skin cancer: basal cell which grows on the surface, squamous cell carcinoma that can extend to other parts of the body if untreated and melanoma which is the most dangerous.

The adult explains that to avoid skin cancers, one should not smoke, always apply water resistant SPF 30 or above sunscreen that is reapplied every two hours, and wear a hat and sunglasses when out in the sun. Vitamin D can be found in small amounts of sun exposure, orange juice, milk and salmon.

With this type of cancer so prevalent in today's world, this reviewer has had all three types due to blistering sunburns as a child so can relate to promoting proper protection from the sun. Without scaring a child, this short story enables even a toddler to learn early prevention to keep his or her skin healthy.

After years of working and raising her son and stepchildren, children’s author Kimberling Galeti Kennedy never forgot her passion for writing.

Today she is the author of two books — her first, Why You Should Laugh Three Times a Day, and her recently completed second book, Hey, Don’t Forget the SunscreenShe will be releasing a new book soon, entitled "Do Dogs Pray?"

Growing up in Cleveland, in a big family with 10 brothers and sisters, Kennedy found creative ways to keep herself busy. She would paint and write little stories to entertain her siblings. At the time it was just something fun to do.

Now an empty-nester, Kennedy lives in The Acreage with her husband, Joseph. After her son Joe left for college, Kennedy had more free time on her hands, and decided to fully focus on her passion for writing.

“It’s just never too late to follow your passion,” Kennedy said. “Don’t let your inner child go away. Keep it alive, and it will keep you happy.”

Kennedy’s Why You Should Laugh Three Times a Day is a fun book for children and even adults. “It’s one of those books that parents and grandparents will enjoy reading to their children,” she said. “It’s just a fun book with little stories about different life situations that anyone can relate to.”

Kennedy’s second book, Hey, Don’t Forget the Sunscreen, has been submitted to her publisher, Tate Publishing. The book educates children on the importance of sun protection. She came up with the idea after she and her husband underwent treatment for the two most common kinds of skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. “We had a little sun damage to our skin, and my husband and I had hundreds of stitches after taking out the cancer,” Kennedy said.

Some of her inspiration for the book came from working as a cake baker in the bakery department at the Publix in the Shoppes at Andros Isle. When she had her bandages from stitches on at work, she would hear all kinds of skin cancer stories from customers. “I’ve heard so many horror stories from people,” she said. “Before that, I didn’t know our form of skin cancer was so common.”

The book would be her opportunity to inform others of the dangers of unprotected skin. “I wanted to get the word out to children at a young age,” she said. “I thought about all the young mothers who would read this to their children and might still be using the tanning beds like I used to.”

Kennedy’s hope is to raise awareness about the harmful effects of the sun and tanning. “Maybe now the children might say, ‘Hey, Mom, let’s go back and put some sunscreen on me today,’” she said.

The second book has a more serious tone than her first book, but it’s an important issue that Kennedy felt she had to address. “I even got a couple of doctors to endorse it, and they thought it was a great idea,” she said.

Kennedy worked on her books for many years and never gave up the determination to have them published. “I made it happen, and that’s the example I want to set for children, to never give up on their dreams,” she said.

Living out in The Acreage provides Kennedy with many story ideas. “Just looking outside my window, I see things every day,” she said, “things like the little birds that fall on the ground. I even have a story about them now.”

Kennedy is available for class readings, events and book fairs. “I have been out to a few schools,” she said. “I really would like to do more, as long as they’ll have me.”

Why You Should Laugh Three Times a Day is now on sale and available in bookstores or on the Internet. Hey, Don’t Forget the Sunscreen will be available in January.

Don't be afraid to go out and have fun, but just make sure you have protection from the sun!

Hey, Don’t Forget the Sunscreen helps parents to gently instruct children on the grave dangers of unprotected sun exposure while stressing the importance of vitamin D. Author Kim Kennedy encourages families to take sun exposure seriously in order to avoid the consequences that so many have tragically suffered. She hopes that providing children with the knowledge needed for ultraviolet ray protection will better equip future generations of parents and children to be more proactive and prepared.

Teach your children to effectively incorporate vitamin D into their diets, dress appropriately for sun exposure, and take other preventative measures to preserve the health of their skin. Hey, Don’t Forget the Sunscreen would serve as a great edition to any family’s home or an elementary school's library.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kim Kennedy now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida with her husband, Joseph and son, Joe Kennedy. Kim and her husband have both undergone extensive treatment for Basal cell and Squamous cell carcinoma. Author of "Why You Should Laugh Three Times a Day!", Kim can be reached at and

Learn more about Kim's book, Hey, Don't Forget the Sunscreen, in the YouTube video below!

Hey, Don't Forget the Sunscreen! Review

Kimberling Galeti Kennedy will be having a book signing at Our Kids World Family Fun Fest on April 26 & 27, 2014 at the South Florida Fairgrounds


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