Meet the Author and Illustrator


Erin Frankel has a master’s degree in English education and is passionate about parenting, teaching, and writing. Erin knows firsthand what it feels like to be bullied, and she hopes her stories will help children stay true to who they are and help put an end to bullying. She and longtime friend Paula Heaphy are grateful to be able to spread a message of kindness through their books. In her free time, Erin loves chasing after her doggie Bella in the woods of Pittsburgh and traveling to Spain with her husband Alvaro and their three daughters, Gabriela, Sofia, and Kelsey.

Paula Heaphy is a multi-passionate creative splitting her time as a print designer in the fashion industry and as a cake-artist-in-training. She’s an explorer of all artistic mediums, but feels most at home at her drawing table. She jumped at the chance to illustrate her friend Erin’s stories, having been bullied herself as a child. Paula lives in Brooklyn, NY and often escapes to her cabin on the river.

Together they created the Weird Series, but never in their wildest dreams did they imagine their books would be published all over the world in many languages or come to life on stage as a musical. Much gratitude to Free Spirit Publishing and Peaceful Schools Productions for helping us to spread our message to children everywhere.