I Wrote a Book: Myrtle’s Game

Nearly 30 years ago, my mum wrote a story to bring me comfort during a time I was bullied at school for being “different”. The story, Myrtle the Purple Turtle, was published last year and instantly became a best seller.

My mum and I travelled to schools all over Ontario, speaking with kids about their own experiences with bullying and feeling different.

We were so inspired that my mum and I collaborated on a second book in the Myrtle series. The name of the book is “Myrtle’s Game” and is now available for purchase in paperback as well as Kindle.  The illustrations are gorgeous, thanks to our talented illustrator, Jo Robinson.

Myrtle's Game by Cynthia Reyes and Lauren Reyes-Grange, Illustrated by Jo Robinson
Myrtle’s Game by Cynthia Reyes and Lauren Reyes-Grange, Illustrated by Jo Robinson

If you’re looking for a picture-book that will inspire the children in your life to believe in themselves, to be a good friend and to always be kind and inclusive, I encourage you to check out Myrtle’s Game.

I’m still getting used to this, but I am an author! Something I’ve dreamt about since I was a child, happily getting lost in my own imagination and writing stories for anyone and everyone to read. So, I also encourage you to believe in your dreams and “go for it” when the opportunity strikes.

Happy holidays, everyone and thank you so, so much for your support of my first book, Myrtle’s Game.

lauren reyes-grange

14 Comments Add yours

  1. RobbyeFaye says:



      1. RobbyeFaye says:

        You are very welcome!


  2. Lavinia Ross says:

    Congratulations, Lauren! I love the story of Myrtle and look forward to more books in this series. Keep them coming! ❤


    1. Thank you, Lavinia! And thank you for your continuous support of us and Myrtle. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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      1. Lavinia Ross says:

        My paperback copy has been ordered and is on the way, Lauren. It will be donated to the children’s section of our local library. I hope to see the whole collection of Myrtle books there someday. 🙂

        A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! ❤


  3. pauladee4 says:

    Congratulations and I can’t wait to get together with Myrtle again!


    1. Thanks so much! 🙂


  4. Hats off to you, Lauren, now a published author. 🙂 Perhaps this introduction to children’s writing will have you following on your Mom’s footsteps!


    1. Thanks so much! And I think you’re right… she is my role model after all 🙂 happy new year!


  5. Congrats! A beautiful book. I live in Maine, and I will be giving it to a young friend for her fifth birthday.

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! And thank you for your great post. We so appreciate your ongoing support of our sweet Myrtle 💜

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      1. It really is my pleasure. As your mother noted in a note to me, we support each other. Yes, yes!


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