the gnome in your home - a tradition of kindness

Author: Susan S. Johnston, Ph.D. wrote The Gnome in Your Home after many years of first-hand experience in the positive impact of giving and receiving small acts of kindness. Like Papa Gnome, Susan has no magical skills; just the desire to change the world one act of kindness at a time.

Susan is a university professor whose research and teaching focuses on meeting the needs of young children with disabilities and their families. She has written extensively on topics related to communication skills and social interactions for individuals with disabilities. This is her first children’s book. Susan was raised in Kansas and currently lives with her husband and son in Park City, Utah.

the gnome in your home - a tradition of kindness

Illustrator: Alexa Kanarowski is a high school student with a passion for both visual art and for making the world a better place to live. She loves exploring different artistic media and intends to study art in college. Alexa was born in Utah and lives in Park City, Utah, with her mom, dad, and younger sister.