Areia Cobb is a published author, speaker, and CEO of AC Books. She believes that if self-love and identity are instilled in children, they will grow to be adults who know, believe in and love who they are!
Her years at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc (TBS) positioning world-class brands and writing commercials and press releases helped to develop her skills as a writer. The attention to detail and creative execution needed to perform her duties were key when she wrote her first Children’s Book, My Kind of Me in 2012. The book focuses on instilling self-love and identity, and although written for children, has a message for EVERYONE! My Kind of Me was released with a four-day book tour throughout Kansas City Missouri and Kansas. This experience allowed her to engage with young readers and their parents face to face and get their take on the bullying epidemic.
From schools to churches, from radio to T.V., My Kind of Me has afforded Areia the opportunity to reach audiences of various ages and ethnicities. Following the tour, she visited several schools around the Atlanta Metro to continue the discussion. In 2013 Areia was the Keynote Speaker of the Dream Keepers Awards in Cleveland, TN and the host for the Saving Our Children and Families (SOCAF) Awards. In 2015 she released a children’s book that focuses on believing in your dreams, titled Real Imagination. Elementary Schools once again welcomed her in their doors, and she was able to share both stories with appropriate grade levels.
Areia developed an Educational Program targeting Elementary Schools that extends the self-love platform AC Books has stood on from inception. The program combines My Kind of Me as a text with relevant activities to take a deeper dive into Bullying, Self-Efficacy and Peer Advocacy. Teachers have already been successful in using My Kind of Me as a classroom guide, and Areia believes that success should be shared with others.
Although from Kansas City, MO, Areia currently lives in Georgia with her husband and their two sons, who are the main characters of her children's books.