I am currently creating a children’s book series on friendships. I will begin writing the books for preschool age children all the way until high school. The books will be standards based and bilingual, in english and spanish. Teachable lessons will accompany the books. After writing my book “The Friendship Effect” I have realized that to make a profound effect in the world I have to begin where friendship issues arise; in the early stages of life. There also will be a parent component that will accompany the series throughout all grade levels. Children model those they are around most, which typically are their parents and or main caregivers. For this friendship book series to really be effective parents need to also be knowledgable and carry out to the best of their abilities friendship skills. If you have any interest in the progress of this project and or would like to collaborate please contact me.


Writing the book on friendship by Katie Watts – an interview in

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Book Tour

Renee will be touring her book locally in Northern California starting in February to kick off International Friendship month. To book Renee for your bookstore or community center, contact her at:

Dates set:

February 16th, 2013

Amista Vineyards: 1-4:30pm

3320 Dry Creek Road

Healdsburg, CA, 95448


In theme of Valentine’s Day weekend Amista Vineyards will be pairing their sparkling Syrah with chocolate dipped strawberries.

February 17th, 2013

Copperfield’s: 1-3pm

3900 Bel Aire Plaza

Napa, CA, 95404


February 28th, 2013

Dual book signing with Michelle Minero, “Self Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works”

All author and portion of book store’s proceeds for that day will be donated to Sonoma Boy’s & Girl’s Club

Readers Books: 7-9pm

130 E. Napa Street

Sonoma, CA, 95476


March 30th, 2013

Copperfield’s: 1:30-3:30pm

140 Kentucky Street

Petaluma, CA, 94952