"Before You" is an endearing story about a stepfather's love for his stepdaughter. Filled with wonderful illustrations and heartfelt storytelling, this is a one-of-a-kind book that expresses the love of being a stepparent. So many stories highlight traditional parenting – now with this book, families can enjoy a sweet story about how a young girl changed her stepdad's life for the better. This book is a celebration of love and family. It showcases a young man's life before becoming a stepparent, and how his growing family made his life so much more special. This is a must-have story for all families, especially those who have grown in love and spirit after coming together as stepfamilies. Impactful and charming, this story sets out to share and celebrate stepparent and stepchild relationships.
About the Author
As a young stepmom, Kassandra searched high and low for the storybook that her stepson can relate to and find connection. When she couldn't find that book, she decided she would write it for him (see Before You for Stepmoms).
Now divorced and remarried she wanted to celebrate the amazing man who stepped into their lives and became the stepdad to her three children. Still connected with her stepson, her mission is to highlight the loving relationships in stepfamilies.
Kassandra has an undergraduate degree in English Writing and graduated from Boise State University in 2022 with a Master's Degree in Communication. The focus of her Master's work was social views of stepfamilies within the context of narrative theory, which helped bring this book to life. Kassandra enjoys spending time with her husband and her children (step and biological), camping, hiking, horseback riding, and traveling. She enjoys playing at being an influencer on social media and is breaking into the podcast world. She also writes and reads endlessly. Lana Lee is a talented artist based out of Pittsburg focused on highlighting her stories in a simple, yet beautifully unique style.