Go from Stressed to Calm
in a single minute.


Need a bit of quiet me-time? Only have a minute to spare?
We have the nature-inspired coziness you need …


Escape to the garden

… and read with us.


Need a break but only have a minute?


Let’s fill that minute with peaceful “comfort food” for your brain that will help carry you through the rest of your day.


Our Tiny Garden Stories are super-short, but full of calm moments, cozy vibes, delicious details, and generous dollops of imagination & whimsy.


Want a sample? Claim your free PDF of “Rabbit’s Tea Shop,” featuring 3 of our Tiny Garden Stories.

Take a deep breath.



It’s easier than you think to find your bookish bliss.


Picture this…


You’re indulging in a quiet minute to read one of our cozy stories.


You take a deep breath and read slowly and deliberately, savoring the words and the images they conjure.


A blissful smile plays on your lips.


Your bliss awaits …


Click on the Public Garden button to read all the free stories (one new story is added each week).


If you’re a Read+Purr Club member, click on the Private Garden button to read all the stories.


Not yet a member? To gain access to the Private Garden and get multiple fresh stories in your inbox each week … Join us in the Read+Purr Story Club for just $7 a month!


Children’s books & stories aren’t just for kids.


Did someone (or everyone) manage to convince you along the way to give up the simple pleasure — the wonder and delight — of children’s books because you were “too old”?


They were wrong.


No shame, no guilt.


If you used to love children’s books, there’s no reason to turn your back on them now.


Indulging in — and savoring — these sorts of stories is one of the simplest and best forms of self-care for your nervous system and your brain.


Just as it did when you were a book-crazy kid, your brain still wants — still needs — the familiar comfort and imaginative play offered by wonder-filled stories and the adorable characters that populate them. And make no mistake: many of these books & stories are as profoundly meaningful — are just as “important” — as anything written for adults.