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.”

– Joseph Goodrich

Joseph Goodrich is a pilot in the Marine Corps, a husband, a dad, and a children’s author. In his writing and personal life, he strives to help kids, including his own, understand and manage their emotions through storytelling. With a B.A. from Tufts University, an M.S. from the University of Maryland University College, an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and an Ed.D. from Northeastern University, Joseph approaches the world of children’s literature with rich psychological insight. In Ellie and Her Emotional Dragons, his first children’s book, Joseph delicately conveys lessons of empathy and emotional intelligence to young readers in a playful and approachable way. He currently lives in New Bern, NC with his wife and three children.

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