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A Bit About Me

Joseph Goodrich, Ed.D.

Life is complex and full of challenges, especially for children who are constantly learning how to engage with others while developing their emotional and social intelligence. My goal as a children's author is to help children understand and manage their emotions through storytelling. As a Marine Corps husband and dad, I rely on stories to remain engaged with my children while I am away from home. My children are the inspiration behind this part of my life.

Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons

Winner of 15 National and International Book Awards!

I am extremely proud and honored to share my first children's adventure! Follow Ellie and her four emotional dragons (Naz, Nali, Tully, and Hani) through a day in her new scary house. Whenever Ellie gets scared, sad, angry, or happy, there is a special tiny dragon that magically appears from her closet to help her learn how to deal with her emotions.


Organizations I Proudly Support

Independent Book Publishers Association

The Independent Book Publishers Association's mission is to lead and serve the publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success (www.ibpa-online.org). Click on the IBPA picture to learn more.

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Alliance of Independent Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a non-profit association for self-publishing authors who brings together indie authors from all over the world to share and learn from their publishing experiences. Click on the ALLi picture to learn more.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is a non-profit professional organization specifically for individuals who write and illustrate for children and young adults. Click on the SCBWI picture to learn more.

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Support The Wingman Foundation

Since 2014, The Wingman Foundation has supported families of fallen aviators from the Navy and Marine Corps aviation community. Proceeds of every book sold by Joseph Goodrich's books will be donated to The Wingman Foundation.

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill