Her approach to writing children’s books comes from the inspiration of children around her. Her debut book, entitled “Everyone, Just Like Me” was one that was inspired by her eldest son. Carylee aims to inspire children to embrace their differences and to respect the differences of others. With her new book “Pretty Hair” Carylee teaches young girls to find their own kind of beautiful, knowing that there is not just one type of hair that is pretty. Carylee is an advocate for the arts. She has visited schools in Virginia and Georgia, encouraging the love of reading and the art of writing and self-publishing. Carylee has taken her love of sharing books to YouTube. In her new show, The Read With Carylee Show, she introduces children to children’s book authors, who share their books in their own voice. Carylee hopes to continue to bring inspirational books to children, which will motivate them to embrace differences and create a kinder future.