Author and illustrator/children's books

Debut author, Rachelle West artfully brings to life her innate ability to persevere with Patrick’s story. A Denver, Colorado native who has endured loss, pain and many dark days leverages her healing craft of illustration to spread light. West has an impeccable ability to find triumph after tribulation as she suffered the loss of her parents at a young age and is a gun shot wound survivor. Throughout these traumas, her enduring spirit and steadfast perseverance have been her North Star. Rachelle’s goal as an artist is to marry her talents as an educator and illustrator to inspire families by introducing perseverance as an early life lesson. West is a proud mother of three who encourages her children to be the best version of themselves no matter what curveballs life may throw. This story sows the seeds of resilience in the hearts of those who need it the most. Her dedication to uplift and inspire others expands far beyond the pages of her book. Rachelle currently works full time as a host home provider, assisting members of the special needs community. This book allows Rachelle to expand her horizons outside of her core career and answer the calling over her life to be a source of uplift for others.

Rachelle hopes that parents and children alike will find inspiration in Patrick’s ability to persevere despite his socially awkward nature and loner behaviors. In the end, West has learned it is the same quirks that make us different that also make us special. Rachelle is committed to seeing life as one big, great adventure. In her limited spare time, she is an avid fan of biking, basketball and hiking. As an ambitious, spontaneous and adventurous hustler, Rachelle wants to motivate readers of all ages to pursue their dreams with childlike abandon. Rachelle also has a series coming out of what Patrick does next. As well as a book to uplift little girls May 2022.
You can find Patrick Perseveres at:
Barnes and Noble

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