Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brenda Major  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

-- Brenda Major on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Major was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has lived in Carbondale, Decatur and Charleston, where I began collaborating on a series of children's books with Mia Dawson and illustrator, Chloe Vecellio.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brenda Major is an educator, having served as director of admissions for three Illinois universities. She currently serves as director of academic services for a community based organization in Decatur, Illinois. This collaborative venture with Mia Dawson and illustrator Chloe Vecellio, fulfills a life-long dream to be a published author of children's tales. It is our desire that this series of adventures captures the hearts of children and touches the child in every adult. We want to instill the love of reading and the joy of friendship and self-discovery with this first installment, ''Neo an the Blue Balloon''. Our books are designed to be read aloud and shared with the family. Each book contains a bonus section including a devotional and questions parents can discuss with their children.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Neo and the Blue Balloon
ISBN: 1483444600

Lulu Publishing Services. 2016

Neo is just about to turn six, and he already knows how hard it can be to make new friends. One day, while sitting outside, he spots a balloon-the bluest balloon he's ever seen-trapped in the tree in his front yard. Neo makes it his mission to rescue the balloon, and then, he and the balloon can be best friends forever. This proves more difficult than he thought

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Please contact me or Mia Dawson for speaking engagements. Our preferred audiences are families with young children. We are also interested in sharing with families who have children on the autism spectrum.