ELIZA KELLEY is the owner of the true-life Archie—the most enchanting dog ever—who stars in this story. Eliza was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome when she was eight years old. She hopes this story will help others better understand tic conditions. Eliza loves to ride horses (including one with no eyes!), climb trees, create art, play tennis, swim, and perform gymnastics. Archie is her greatest love, but she has a big heart for all puppies, cats and dogs. One day she hopes to live on a farm and become a horse trainer. This is her first published book.

DEBRA WHITING ALEXANDER holds a PhD in psychology and is the author of many nonfiction and fiction books, including award-winning novels Zetty and A River for Gemma. Her work has won the Will Rogers Medallion Award, Sarton Women’s Book Award, 2018 WILLA Literary Award in Contemporary Fiction, Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Fiction, and many more. She lives near the hazelnut orchards in Oregon where she loves taking walks with the coauthor of this book—her beloved, wildly creative granddaughter.

Title by Eliza Kelley & Debra Whiting Alexander

  • Released: November 2023

    Genre: Children's books

    Eliza Jane is stronger than she thinks. And full of surprises! She may be a quiet girl with Tourette syndrome, but with the help of her beloved Chihuahua she dares to be a heroic friend and becomes her own best superhero. Come along for a ride in Eliza Jane Finds Her Hero and discover how even one spark of kindness can change everything.