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Open Door Press is a publishing company dedicated to children and the magic that comes from a beloved book.  Our muse, Ellie the Wienerdog, has provided us with the first of several books to be published, beginning with Lesson #1 in the Life’s Little Lessons series, “It’s Hard to be Good.”  It is truly laugh-out-loud fun for you and your child!  Look for the next adventure in the “LLL” series Summer 2017.  Please visit us often to find free downloadable fun, teaching tools and creative resources.  Thank you for visiting!

Meet Kim Hales, Publisher and Author

Author KJ Hales and her

Kim Hales is an award winning photographer, artist and writer who found inspiration in her wienerdog, Ellie. Because she has always believed in the power and magic of a good book, Kim dedicated herself to writing stories for children and building a publishing company that would celebrate books for the young and the young at heart.

Kim lives in southern California with her husband, her muse, Ellie the Wienerdog and Ellie’s little sisters, Ruby and Pepper.

Meet Serene Wyatt, Illustrator

Serene Wyatt illustrator

Serene Wyatt was born and raised in Michigan and has always been passionate about art and animals. In 2008 she attended the College for Creative studies in Detroit to receive her bachelors degree in fine art and animation.

She later went on to open her own studio that specializes in freelance illustration and character animation, and is the artist who has helped bring Ellie the Wienerdog to life.