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Soul Perspective LLC believes that tolerance and understanding are the keys to making our world a place where every person has the ability to achieve greatness. Soul Perspective LLC is committed to creating products that promote this vision of a world where people lead with empathy and recognize the differences in each other that might not make us so different after all.
The Simeon Bleeker's Magical Sneakers children's book series is our company's first project that aims to accomplish this mission.
WHO WE ARE
Paul has been a lover of words for as long he can remember and has taught Creative Writing and Literature for the last ten years. Paul began his teaching career as a traditional high school English teacher. Currently, he holds the position of Artistic Director of the Literary Arts at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This Literary Arts program is a four-year intensive creating writing program for high school students who have a passion for reading and for the craft of writing. He designed the program, teaches in the program, and directs the program. Paul holds his Masters in English Literature and is currently a doctoral student in the field of education with a focus on transformational teaching and learning. He has served as a resident poet for an online literary arts magazine and is also the author of Lemonade, his first novel that was published in 2019. The publication of Simeon Bleeker’s Magical Sneakers marks Paul’s authorial debut in the genre of children’s books.
Ronnie graduated from Kutztown University with a B.S. in Electronic Media/Speech Communication. It was during college, where Ronnie met co-author, Paul Walsh, and Illustrator, Susie Sewell. Ronnie's 8 years of experience serving children in the mental health field truly speak to his passion for spreading empathy to those young and old. During that time, Ronnie has served his community as a Mental Health Technician, Therapeutic Staff Support, Respite Care Worker, and Special Education Instructional Assistant. He is excited to be working with his best friends on his authorial debut of Simeon Bleeker’s Magical Sneakers.
Susie Sewell has had a passion for creativity since a very young age. She is an artist with backgrounds in multiple fields including glass blowing, painting and illustration. She now works as a graphic designer, a field in which she has won multiple awards. Susie has designed within an advertising agency and currently works as a freelance designer. She holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Glass and a Minor in Art History from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She also holds an Associates in Applied Science for Communication Design from Northampton Area Community College. This is Susie’s illustrative debut in the genre of children’s books She is excited that through this project she has made a personal childhood dream come true.