These Are Happy Tears. New Gay Children's Full Color Book is Now Published and Ready for Purchase.

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This new, inspiring, full-color book touches on the day-to-day family life of gay parents. This story is not only written for children but also for parents, grandparents, teachers, and the whole community. These Are Happy Tears! is a story about family-not necessarily about being gay or a gay family but a family coming together as a unit.It is a story about love, learning, getting past fears, and encourages more tolerance and acceptance.

San Diego—Local author, Robin Garland has just released her new gay children’s book titled, These Are Happy Tears!

“The premise for this book came to me via a lesbian couple who wanted to read more day to day books about gay life; plus hearing a news story about a boy and his two mothers. I decided to self-publish this book because of my desire to write the story the way I wanted to convey it,” says Robin. “Compassion and understanding for others is the finest gift one can offer another and is truly the premise in my writing.”

Chance Holloway has a class assignment for ‘Show-and-Tell,’ but what does he bring to share? A toy car? A dinosaur? No, Chance decides he would like to tell everyone about his family. This new awareness and acceptance from the community brings new friendships and a great deal of joy to a little boy and his family.

“These Are Happy Tears! was a yearlong project for me. A labor of love,” Robin said. “I hope young and old will enjoy reading this story and close the book’s cover with warmth in their hearts and a smile on their faces.”

Other books written by Robin are a children’s series she created titled: Tanglewood. The Gift is the first in this series has been rewritten with new illustrations and will be out in early 2005. This Could Be Big! is the second book in this series and will be published in 2006.

Robin is a member of the Children’s Book Writer’s & Illustrators of Southern California and a graduate of San Diego State University Certificate program in Technical and Scientific Writing. She invites you to visit her website for further information.

This soft-cover 8x10 color book is 50 pages and is printed on high quality glossy paper. The book is now available for sale on the author’s website, the publisher’s website:, Barnes & Noble, and


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