Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons grew up in the small fishing village of Flatrock, Newfoundland where he was surrounded by storytellers. When he became a father, he began creating his own children’s stories, and soon he was sharing them with a wider audience.

Over time, his audience grew up, but he continued to create his stories and colorful characters mostly for his own enjoyment.

One day he had a flash of inspiration for a story about the tiniest of creatures – a lowly mouse named Spark – who, through his own self-confidence, steps up to the plate and saves the day and so began the world of “A Little Spark.”

He expanded the story based on that one plot point, and as the words and music flowed, it became more and more clear that there was a bigger concept: anyone can do amazing things. We all have the ability to lift ourselves up. Every single person can “Be That Spark.”

And so, those three little words became something much larger than expected and the book “A Little Spark” is just the beginning.

Today, Chris lives in Dallas. He has left the high-tech world of innovation and business development behind and is focused on his real passion – to create new meaningful experiences for children centered around powerful and engaging stories like " A Little Spark" that encourage us to look for way to “Be That Spark.”

Together with his wife, Kathleen, daughter, Maggie and son, Kealan, they share a love for all God’s creatures.

Mike Motz is a children's book illustrator and publishing professional  based out of Toronto, Canada. Motz has helped writers around the world fulfill their dreams of publishing their works. To date, Motz has been responsible for the creating the artwork of over 300 self-published children's books.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.