DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - GeorgiaChron -- In a new addition to children's literature, "The Day We Met Friend" invites young readers into the heartwarming world of Hamilton and his feline companions. Authored by Lorraine J. Smith, a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor, this tale unfolds within the walls of a cozy home where adventure and friendship knock on the window in the form of a new, unexpected visitor.

Set against the backdrop of a day like any other, filled with the longing to make friends beyond the four walls, Hamilton and his friends find themselves yearning for the outside world. However, their caretaker, Jodi, is hesitant to let them venture out. The narrative takes a delightful turn when Hamilton encounters a lookalike tabby, setting the stage for a story about connection, curiosity, and companionship.

Lorraine Smith not only tells a story but also imparts a valuable lesson through the fun-filled adventures of Hamilton and his friends. "The book is meant to help develop social and emotional intelligence among our young readers," Smith articulates, highlighting her aim to foster understanding and empathy through her narrative.

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With a career spanning over two decades, Smith has dedicated her life to supporting individuals across various settings, from community-based environments to schools. Her expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning and behavioral challenges, grief, loss, and trauma informs her storytelling, making "The Day We Met Friend" a resonant piece that transcends the conventional bounds of children's books.

Smith's narrative promises an engaging read for children and serves as a tool for parents and educators to discuss themes of friendship, resilience, and problem-solving beyond the obvious. Smith weaves her professional insights into the story, enriching young minds with every turn of the page.

"The Day We Met Friend" is more than a story about cats longing for adventure; it's a beacon for young readers navigating the complexities of social connections and emotional growth. Lorraine Smith invites readers to leap into Hamilton's world, where the discovery of a friend named Friend opens doors to invaluable life lessons.

For further information, to schedule an interview with Lorraine Smith, visit

Nicole Palmer
Nicole Williams Collective
(347) 699-2806

Source: Nicole Williams Collective, LLC

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