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About C. A. Nelson

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C. A. Nelson is a best-selling children's book author, dance and exercise instructor and veteran speech-language pathologist for children diagnosed with Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. They and her own childhood have inspired her to write books intended to teach and delight.


Ms. Nelson believes using the performing arts (music, dance, singing, acting) is a fun and effective medium for teaching.  She was a child actor from the ages of 5 to 17 and became a songwriter late in life.  Many of her children's books are songs or have a soundtrack. She knows the value of the performing arts and offers her dancing, acting, poetry and public speaking to schools and clubs whenever asked. 

for the Sunny Day Book Series
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