Robin Taylor-Chiarello, mother, grandmother, primary school teacher and acclaimed children books author, is the phenomenal writer of The Blue Lobster, a tale about the strife for acceptance. The Blue Lobster highlights the struggle that those who are unique, especially by birth, face in a closed society. Inspired to write this book by the loss of her own son, who was born blue because of a heart defect, and from hearing on the radio the findings of a “one in a million” blue lobster catch on the United States coastline, she created this unique children’s book that can be enjoyed by all because of its moral and understanding. This tale teaches that acceptance is the only way, because one day, the one who is different may become a star.
The Blue Lobster certainly did become a star as Robin released a second book called The Blue Lobster’s Holiday! in which diversity and love is shown loud and proud. Robin is an advocate for multi-cultural children’s environments, and about loving no matter how different a being might be. She brings forth those morals in this diverse tale of celebration and giving, acceptance and the spirit of the holidays. The story’s undersea life celebrates all cultures and religion, from Hanukah to Christmas, and blessings for all!
The Blue Lobster Wins! Los Angeles Book Festival Honorable Mention, San Francisco Book Awards First Place, Boston Book Festival Honorable Mention, Silver Mom’s Choice Award, and Paris France Winner Children’s Division.
This past Friday we had the pleasure of meeting the author, reading the Blue Lobster Series, and taking home a signed copy from Harvest Gold Gallery. We enjoyed wine and cheese and small hors d'oeuvres from Bill rockin' in the kitchen. We enjoyed conversation with each other and the opportunity to talk with Robin, about her career, inspiration, and love for diversity and acceptance. Contact Harvest Gold Gallery at (207) 925-6502, Located on Route 5 in Center Lovell, Maine. Voted Best Gallery With a View by Yankee Magazine, we are overlooking the White Mountains and Kezar Lake. Open daily.