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New Children’s Book by Eddie Renz

Esmeralda Hears Something Scary

I am surprised at how the dark can still intimidate me at 45 years old! I have an active imagination and when I decided to write my first children’s book, I wanted it to teach children about fear. But, I also wanted to teach parents to talk to their children about their emotions. Growing up, I was taught to put on a happy face. We hid our emotions, we faked it until we made it. We “got glad in the same pants we got mad in.”

This book is the first in a series that will teach children about their emotions. I believe if we learn to deal with, or express our emotions in a healthy way as children, then we will be much more balanced as adults. Purchase it for Amazon Kindle or in Print from

About the Author:

Eddie Renz grew up in the small town of Sanger, TX in a mobile home that got struck by lightning when he was 14 and burned to the ground in glorious blaze in just fifteen minutes. Drama was often part of his childhood because his parents allowed over 40 different people to live with them at various times – even when they barely had enough room for themselves.

Books were an escape for a young Eddie, who could get lost in new cities and far away places that were much more fascinating than his own cramped world. In 2017, Eddie went on a weekend retreat with a group called “The Crucible Project”. There he learned new ways of expressing emotion and stepping into the full authentic version of himself.

Because of the personal work done through The Crucible Project, Eddie realized that he had spent his whole life repressing things like anger, fear and sadness because that was what he had been taught as a child. Now, as an adult, he wants to teach not only children, but parents as well, that emotions are a gift and when we try to hide or repress them, it keeps us from living and feeling fully alive.

Eddie has already written his second book, Jeremiah and the Terrible “What If?” and it is currently being illustrated. He lives in Denton, TX and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University and a Master’s Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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