New Children’s Book Explores the Gift of Wonder


August 19, 2020

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New Children’s Book Explores the Gift of Wonder

Author Janice Marie Wilson shares “Eliana, Where Do Thoughts Come From?”


(Las Vegas) When the daughter of author Janice Marie Wilson turned to in vitro fertilization to conceive a child, Janice wanted to give her first grandchild a gift that would last a lifetime. She decided to write her first children’s book, Eliana, Where Do Thoughts Come From? illustrated by Shayda Windle, naming the main character after her granddaughter Eliana.


“As a writer, I thought about it and wondered what was the most important thing that Eliana can learn. I then wrote the story of a mermaid named Eliana, who asks where her thoughts come from while the book attempts to answer that question for her,” says Janice.


Eliana means God’s Answered Prayer, and Janice creates a magical adventure that feeds a child’s curiosity while teaching self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-esteem. The character in the book demonstrates how children can be mindful, make their own decisions, and know themselves.


Published and distributed through, Janice has also produced a video with her reading the book, which is included with the purchase of each book. Subscribers of Apple TV can play the video so that parents and children can read along with Janice.


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Share the World nonprofit charity that supplies books and works to end childhood literacy within at-risk communities. For more information, visit


Eliana, Where Do Thoughts Come From? is perfect for bedtime, classroom time, or therapy. The message is kid-friendly as a gentle and helpful tool for cultivating self-awareness in children of all ages.


Janice is available for school visits, readings, workshops, lectures, and keynote speeches. Visit for more information. Eliana, Where Do Thoughts Come From? is available for purchase in paperback or Kindle at



Janice Marie Wilson is the creator of many inspirational books and magazine articles, releasing her first children’s book, Eliana, Where Do Thoughts Come From? She is a wife, mother, grandmother, yogi, actress, dancer, artist, and businesswoman. She has also posted inspired content on her podcast and YouTube channels. As a travel and entertainment critic, Janice has explored life’s quintessential experiences and shares her expertise on beauty and empowerment with women of all ages. As a former corporate executive, she gives a unique perspective to her writing. She resides in Las Vegas with her husband. For more information, visit