Fiona Page is a professional storyteller and the author of the acclaimed children’s book,  "Bettina the Bold", which is written from Fiona’s own experience of being a classroom teacher and then trying to "fit in" again into society after becoming blind.

FIONA’S MISSION:  To teach children that it’s okay to be who they are… to realize that everyone is different. We all have that in common. We’re different, yet alike. We want to fit in so it’s perfectly okay to be "ME".

Fiona is offering her book, "Bettina the Bold", FREE to every classroom in America serving special needs children. If you’re a teacher, or know a teacher, with a special needs class, please contact Fiona or her agent from the Contact Page for details..


Fiona’s passion is speaking to youth at risk. Below is a response from a 17-year-old student from Youth Villages.

"Hello Ms. Fiona Page; this is Jeanette writing to you. I must say, we had a lot of things in common. I know you’re probably wondering why I’m writing you this letter.  
 
Ms. Fiona, I really felt as though we had a special connection during the story you were telling the girls and boys here at Youth Villages. Yes, we were very amazed. You kind of had me thinking about my mother and grandmother while you were talking to us about your history.
 
One thing I heard from you when you were talking is that you have to have patience, and I could never do that in the past. I would just get very frustrated towards her because she couldn’t understand where I was going with the conversation, but thank God you came in to make me realize that having patience will get you somewhere in life.
 
Ms. Fiona Page, if you had never visited Youth Villages, I would probably still be angry at my mother for not understanding all the things I say to her. Really, Ms. Fiona you put the shine in the sun and you also put the turkey on the bread for me.
 
I just want to say thank you for everything you have done for me and the rest of us here at Youth Villages. You made me realize the sun is always shining even when it’s cold outside.
 
Conclusion: You taught me to never let anyone take my shine from the sun. Thank you and wish you the best in life."
 
Sincerely,
Jeanette C.
Student at Youth Villages, Inc.

 Endorsement from Barbara Glanz:

Barbara Glanz endorses author and speaker Fiona Page"None of us will go through life without crises and tragedy, but what we do with these situations is always a choice. Fiona Page has made the POSITIVE choice even amidst overwhelming setbacks and nearly impossible obstacles. Her stories of deep determination, unbelievable courage, her beautiful spirit of hope, and her delightful sense of humor will touch your heart and encourage you on your own journey through life. Thank you, Fiona, for the precious gift of your amazing story!"

(Barbara Glanz, – Speaker Hall of Fame and Author of "Priceless Gifts – Using What God’s Given You to Bless Others" and "The Simple Truths of Appreciation–How Each of Us Can Choose to Make a Difference")

 


 Fiona’s ABCs of Living on Purpose

Attributes: find them and use them
Bravery can face adverse conditions
Challenge yourself to forge ahead when you really want to do nothing
Determination gets you through the trials
Engage your imagination to work for you
Fear, and overcoming it
Giving back to society and others
Humor is found in even the smallest of things
Ignoring life
Judge not others, lest you be judged
Kick back and enjoy things around you
Laughter is the best medicine
Making the right choices
NO” when to say no
Overwhelmed? Back up and access
Persevere no matter what
Questions asked always have an answer
Respect yourself
Sample the good things in life
Take risks by thinking them through
Understand what your body, mind, and spirit need
Victory comes by taking the first step
Write even if you think you can’t… try it anyway!

 

"You can't depend on your vision when your imagination is out of focus." --Mark Twain

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“Fiona captivates her audiences by knocking their blinders off” Jim Cashin, Director of Georgia Radio Reading Service (GARRS)

Fiona Spoke Here:

  • American Council of the Blind
  • American Library Association
  • Asso. of Teacher Educators
  • Atlanta's Paralympics
  • Bregman Conference
  • Callaway Gardens
  • Chic-fil-A
  • GAEL Conference
  • Georgia Dept of Family & Children's Services
  • Georgia Dept of Juvenile Justice
  • Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Helen Keller Foundation
  • Lake Lanier Villages
  • National Conference on Storytelling
  • National Council of the Teachers of English
  • N. Carolina Brain Injury Assn.
  • Project Lift
  • Riverside Academy
  • Salvation Army Auxiliary
  • SPADD Conference
  • St. Jude's Children's Hospital
  • Tommy Nobis Center
  • Youth Villages Author Series
  • Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus