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Colleen LeMaire

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Connection to Illinois: LeMaire is a resident of St. Charles.

Biography: Colleen LeMaire created The I HAVE Series in 2014 when she saw her stepdaughter struggle with understanding why she has two homes, and seeing adults in her life struggle with age appropriate answers. As she searched for a children's book to help explain divorce, she discovered that while there are thousands of resources out there for the adults going through this transition, there is very little for the children. So she decided to do something about it!

From her very first book, I Have Two Homes, Colleen has published children's books on a number of unique topics, including divorce, stepparents, LGBTQ families, death of a loved one, blended families, and even the COVID-19 Pandemic.

She hopes these stories will bring comfort and reassurance to little hearts everywhere. Learn more about The I HAVE Series at

Colleen can be reached at


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

I Have a Stepdad
ISBN: 1534876979 OCLC:

CreateSpace 2016

I Have a Stepmom
ISBN: 1512215236 OCLC: 1101628200

CreateSpace 2015

Despite the age old fairy tales, Stepmothers are far from evil. They love their family with all their heart and have an important yet challenging role to take on in today's blended household. This story helps define the relationship between a Stepmom and her stepkids, and teaches children that LOVE is what makes someone family.

I Have to Stay Home

Independently Published 2020

I Have Two Dads
ISBN: 1688205594 OCLC:

CreateSpace 2019

I Have Two Homes
ISBN: 1495455394 OCLC: 893575031

CreateSpace 2014

The story emphasizes that a child with two homes is loved by both Mom and Dad no matter what, and that love is what makes each family special.

I Have Two Moms
ISBN: 1077909438 OCLC:

CreateSpace 2019