Equally enlightening, enriching, and entertaining for young readers, leaders, families, and teachers.

A Heart of Gold: The Greatest Gift

Join us for a story that inspires readers to use their shining gifts within for good, brought to life with stunning watercolor masterpieces!

Heart of Gold For Kids’ mission is to encourage the next generation to lead their lives by the golden rule as they grow.

More than just a story: bonus inside

We believe that experience is the most impactful education, so there are interactive components too!  Included in every book:
  1. Full-sized tear-out poster of the cover illustration (the party scene)
  2. Activity pages for your young reader to encourage their own heart of gold to shine
  3. Gold foil embellished bookmark award in the back 

The perfect combination of enriching and entertaining!

Parents of today are raising the leaders of tomorrow, and are seeking opportunities to connect in a positive way. It’s up to us Bigs to instill positive values in all Littles during the precious growing years.  The intention of this story is to create connection in families by contributing to positive conversation at home and in school.   This story shares priceless lessons of positivity, loyalty, a sense of humor, tenacity and unconditional love, delivered in an inspiring and inviting way. 

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About Us

Sharon Brown

  I’m a lover of life and believe that a life well lived is one lived in positivity with lots of love, laughter, encouragement—and unconditional love! Children have always held a special place in my heart and I’ve been super blessed to have 3 of my own—Hunter, Heather and Parker.  Working together, to create a Heart of Gold for Kids, with Heather is beyond fantastic!    The most important things in life to me are my faith, family, pups, traveling, boating, and anything on or near the water or beach.  What fills my heart is precious time with family and friends.  I strive to encourage others and leave a legacy that will make a positive impact in this beautiful world!

Heather Hough


I am a true believer that experience is the best education. I have lived on both coasts and even on the Big Island of Hawaii. Creating A Heart of Gold: The Greatest Gift while on opposite sides of the country has been an amazing way to create connection with my mom.
I hope to continue to enrich the lives of children and families in all the work that I do. Beyond the creation of this book, I have volunteered throughout Central America to support orphanages, taught ecology classes at the Boys and Girls Club, and lead family friendly yoga classes.

I am passionate about all things that promote healthy living, especially sustainability. I am completing my Environmental Studies degree and plan to found a permaculture food forest that will provide nutrients and education to the community. My purpose in life is to do all things with authenticity, courage, and joy!

Lucas Nickerson


Through the use of animals, people, symbolism, and puns, I create works in watercolor and oils that inspire unique interpretation of their meaning. Sometimes, a painting is best taken at face value, while other pieces may obscure a double entendre. I have a lot of fun with my work, as is evident in some of the titles and subjects used. Painting pieces for children’s books and games is a passion of mine. I remember the wonder of discovering art as a child and had an early admiration for the artists that helped bring these stories to life. I love to express my humor in art and hope the viewer of any age will find themselves in on the joke.

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With the influence of Birthday Blessings’ kids over the years, Sharon and Heather came up with the idea to start Heart of Gold for Kids and write A Heart of Gold:  The Greatest Gift.

Birthday Blessings is our sister organization founded by Sharon 20 years ago and has been close to our family’s heart.   

Birthday Blessing’s mission is to reach out to underprivileged children to provide them with a birthday present on their special day, and frequently partners with cake makers make the day even more memorable.  

Our aim is to improve these children’s self-esteem by making them feel loved and celebrated. 

You’re making a difference!  When you purchase this book, a portion of the profits will be donated to Birthday Blessings.

Mother/Daughter Memories

Launch of virtual series 2020

San Diego sunset

The growing years

Frequently asked questions

How do I contact the authors, Sharon and Heather?  

We would LOVE to hear from you!!!  Please email us at


What values does this story promote?

Loyalty, Positivity, Tenacity, Sense of Humor, Unconditional Love


Book Details

  • 32 pages, printed on coated matte art paper so the colors will pop!
  • 8.5×11″ hardcover book
  • Gold Lettering foil for the title and the frame which sets off the beautiful watercolor illustration of the party scene
  • Printed on recyclable paper


May I get the authors to do a book reading/signing at my school?

Yes!  We’d be delighted to come and read for you from MD to NC.  *If you want a zoom reading of our book, please contact us at


How can I stay in the loop with Heart of Gold’s happenings?  

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Where has this book been featured?

Loudoun Times Mirror newspaper article by Karen Graham
With a ‘Heart of Gold’, local nonprofit Birthday Blessings expands to offer children’s book

Paula Kettula – Transformational Parenting Academy Podcast
Give Your Child A Gift of Leadership

Community Connections : Faith, Family, & Business. Family Women In Business Together

Jen DuPlessis—Success to Significance Podcast
Teaching Values In A Heart of Gold With Sharon Brown and Heather Hough


How do I learn more about Birthday Blessings, Inc.?

Thank you in advance for your support!  Because of you, Birthday Blessings will be receiving a portion of our profits to help a child in need feel loved and celebrated with a birthday present on their special day.  Be sure to visit to learn more about Birthday Blessings.