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General Information

Name:  Colleen LeMaire  

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Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction




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LeMaire is a resident of St. Charles.

Biographical and Professional Information

Colleen LeMaire created The I HAVE Series in 2014 when she saw her stepdaughter struggle with understanding why she has two homes, and seeing adults in her life struggle with age appropriate answers. As she searched for a children's book to help explain divorce, she discovered that while there are thousands of resources out there for the adults going through this transition, there is very little for the children. So she decided to do something about it!

From her very first book, I Have Two Homes, Colleen has published children's books on a number of unique topics, including divorce, stepparents, LGBTQ families, death of a loved one, blended families, and even the COVID-19 Pandemic.

She hopes these stories will bring comfort and reassurance to little hearts everywhere. Learn more about The I HAVE Series at

Colleen can be reached at

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