Jessica Collaco


Jessica Collaço grew up chasing fireflies in Indiana. For many years, she shared her storytelling talents on the stage in plays and musicals. When she became a mother, she decided to shine her light in a new way---writing books that encourage optimism, compassion, love and kindness. Her first title, "Firenze's Light" has been praised by educators, organizations and parents for giving readers positive tools with which to build their self-worth and for its inspiring message.

Jessica lives with her family in Los Angeles, California. For more information or to book Jessica for a reading, visit

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Firenze's Light
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Firenze does not like her light. How can she when it makes it nearly impossible to play a good game of hide and seek? When Firenze covers her light with a skirt, she thinks her friends will forget all about it. Instead she finds herself lonely and sad. Then she meets a new friend who encourages her to share her gifts. Will Firenze keep her light hidden or find the courage to let it shine?

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