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The potential within a child is simply astounding.

It's breath-taking, really. 


Now imagine that potent wisdom, creativity, imagination, and trust didn't have to be squashed, but could instead be nourished and encouraged.

How could that impact the course of a child's life and development?

Hi, I'm Kristin Pierce.


When I  became a mother, I found myself very interested in hunting down Children's Books with strong and empowering learning messages. I wanted to teach my children just how much wisdom, power, and potential resides within them.  It was this desire that prompted me to begin writing and launch Inner Compass Books.


Because... at Inner Compass Books, we firmly believe that all children have incredible gifts to bring to the world. 

In connecting with their Inner Compass, children can be taught about the ways in which they can nurture, understand, and access the imaginative, creative, and intuitive abilities that each of them possess.  This is an incredibly potent understanding to learn at a young age that will teach children to trust their gut feelings, know their passions are worth following, and believe that they can do anything they set their minds to.

After all, children are constantly learning and forming beliefs about themselves and how the world works. 
What better way to encourage and empower them than with mindfully crafted books? 
Inner Compass Books encourage children to find their passion, dream big, think outside the box, and believe in themselves, all while trusting their inner knowing.  
Our titles include: Your Inner Compass That Could (2018), Mayva O'Meere, Creationeer (2018--Nautilus Award Winner), Magnus O'Meere, Mind Pioneer (2019), The Sweet Dreams Express: A Meditative Bedtime Journey (2020) and Hazel Mist, Hypnotist (2020).
Meet Kristin

About the Author

Kristin Pierce

Kristin Pierce is an award-winning children’s author and the founder of Inner Compass Books where she has made it her mission to create mindfully-crafted books with empowering learning messages. 

For most of her life, Kristin Pierce was dominantly a left-brained, logical thinker who was greatly unaware of the many creative bones within her. For the past decade, she has been developing her intuition, which has allowed her to dismantle loads of limiting beliefs that were hiding her creative bones. In doing so, she discovered she was able to unearth other right-brain qualities that were nearly impossible for her to access since childhood--including creativity, imagination, and innovation--which allowed all kinds of wonderful things to unfurl, such as these books. 


Kristin is a self-awareness educator whose mission is to empower others to deconstruct the self-limiting beliefs that are keeping them small and stuck in order to rise to their potential, come alive, and impact the world. 

She is a MindScape Instructor, an Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, a BodyTalk Access Instructor, a Registered Massage Therapist, a trained acupuncturist, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

By Kristin Pierce

Bright and early, rise and shine.

Quiet time that’s mine all mine.

Before the kids, husband, dog,

Before the daily chaos fog.

In winter, up before the sun.

Sometimes walk, but never run.

Home to imagine, dream, create.

To write the dreams that just won’t wait.

Stare out window. Tap my chin.

Inspiration sinking in.

Get in magic of the flow.

Grab some ideas, let some go.

Get stuck on finding perfect rhyme.

Can tell it’s almost breakfast time.

Write it. Type it. Edit more.

Lap full of papers hits the floor.

Heavy sigh. Check the clock.

Take a break to clear the block.

Upstairs for breakfast--household awake.

Little arms full of hugs to take.


Pile the kiddos in the car.

Daycare really isn’t far.

Hugs & kisses. “Enjoy your day.”

Off they go with friends to play.

Back home I go to get to work.

Which really is a lovely perk.


Some days clients. Some days write books.

Some days market and design new looks.

Some days kids. Some days teaching.

Some days explore where I’m reaching.


Work with clients–local or remote.

Sometimes recommend to float.

Question beliefs. Expand perspective.

Examine truths. Be self-reflective.


Write: Ideas flowing, In the zone.

Dog scratches leg--wants a bone.

New idea bubbles, add to the list.

Scribble down name of Harvey Mist.

Back at it, get through rhyming freeze.

Verse completed, feeling pleased.


Creativity halts–it’s just not flowing.

Aerial yoga gets imagination going.

Or off to the bookstore I go to explore.

Get creative juices flowing even more.


Time for supper, pick up kids.

Potatoes boil over, left on the lid.

Son pulling on leg, he’s oh so hangry.

Rush to plate food before everyone’s angry.


Food on table--knick of time.

Mushroom triggers brilliant rhyme.

Rush for paper ‘fore idea’s gone.

Get through supper, begin to yawn.


Play with daughter. Play with son.

Have some fun before day is done.

Tickle fights, make a mess.

“Clean up time!” I confess.

Then run a giant bubble bath.

Aftermath: a bubbly wrath.

Read kids a book, or sometimes five.

Snuggle up and feel alive.


Lights out. Night night. Kids in bed.

Now can rest my weary head.

While in the bath, an idea pops.

Get in a flow that cannot stop.

It’s a good one--follow the thread.

End up writing while in bed.


Idea out, time to reflect.

On a wonderful day well spent.

Off to bed to imagineer

What’s beyond possible to pioneer.

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When Kristin was twenty-one, she was blindsided by a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Thirteen years later, she published a memoir about the experience that changed everything for her.

Here's a peek at the book description: 



That was Kristin Pierce’s experience—a turbulent and triumphant true story—as she was “blindsided” by cancer at the age of twenty-one. As an elite volleyball athlete on a college scholarship, cancer was not something she could have ever seen coming. Injuries? Sure. But, cancer? 

In the blink of an eye, Pierce’s sports medicine schooling, her understanding of the body, and her definition of health had blown up in her face. Luckily, being blindsided left her in a wonderfully, vulnerable position: OPEN TO ANYTHING. 

Buckle up for a poignant and powerful journey as Pierce takes you on a behind-the-scenes ride aboard the emotional rollercoaster of her experience with cancer. Intense and enlightening, her story will have you holding your breath as she weaves a raw and refreshing perspective that will open your eyes, capture your heart, and forever alter how you think about your body and mind.

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