Laurel Handfield

About Laurel Handfield

    Laurel Handfield is the owner and creator of Happy Island Press, a publisher that creates coloring/activity books for children of color. Her work has been featured in Highlights for Children magazine, and the award-winning apps and, To date, she has written over 50 children’s stories.

    A vacation to the islands turned into an unexpected romance when she met and fell in love with her now-husband. After two years in a long-distance relationship, she decided to move to the Bahamas permanently and continue her writing.

    Today, she still calls the Bahamas home and enjoys the laid-back island life with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

    Laurel Handfield

    Topics I Love to Speak On:

    • Ways to boost your child’s self-esteem
    • Living every day with purpose
    • Dealing with tough times as a parent
    • Tips for a happy marriage  
    • Writing 
    • Raising pre-teens/teens
    • Mental health/self-care (in children and adults)
    • Classic movies