Meet the Author

Tia Clarke, or “T” as her family and friends lovingly call her, is the author of the exciting new children’s book series, Riley’s Routines. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tia’s mom says she was a storyteller from birth, jabbering endlessly in her stroller! Tia is a wife to a loving husband, mom to two rambunctious children, advocate for children’s literacy, and lover of all things organized.

Growing up, her friends jokingly called her the “organizing queen!” Her routines were solid, and her space was well organized. You could always find her neatly placing things here and tucking away things there. Surprise! When she became a mother of two, her organized world was flipped upside down. As a mom, she learned quickly that you can make plans with a child, but prepare for the unexpected. While routines with her children get off schedule at times, she realized the importance of having routines in place even if her kids don’t always follow along.

Tia has taken her love for storytelling and organization and placed it into the Riley’s Routines’ book series. When Tia learned how much her kids loved exploring books as part of their bedtime routine, she wanted to help other kids enjoy reading to not only enhance their imagination, but also build their self-esteem. The Riley’s Routines books are based on the experiences she’s had with her daughter. Fun and imaginative, the book series is sure to help you and your child come up with daily routines that work well for your family.

Tia holds both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Biology degree. She is committed to creating an immersive experience with her storylines and illustrations that allows readers to step through the veil and feel like they can relate to the characters and themes. 

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is good for him.

—Maya Angelou

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