Renee Frances is a children’s book author who has written the first children’s picture book to incorporate ASMR, titled “Avery Sleeps More Readily: A whispered Good Night Fairy book.”
Incorporating ASMR triggers into the content and process of reading a child a bedtime story is a fantastic idea. Common ASMR triggers like personal attention, whispering, soft voices, light touch, picture tracing, gentle hand movements, page turning, and caring behaviors are typical stimuli that can occur when a parent or caretaker reads a child a bedtime story.
It is even possible that the origins of ASMR are rooted in most caring behaviors that happen between children and their caretakers. Renee’s book not only reminds readers about incorporating these soothing behaviors at bedtime, but provides optimal techniques and content to help readers lull a child to sleep with a bedtime story.
The illustrations are beautifully done by Romaine Tacey and I was provided the great honor of writing the foreword. The book will be available on Amazon on August 8, 2018, but in the meantime you can access a digital copy via the link at the end of this article.
The book is authored by Julie Young and Ilse Blansert.
Julie is a freelance writer and author, and Ilse is a popular ASMR artist known as TheWaterwhispers. Together they tackled the topic of ASMR from every angle to create the most comprehensive book yet about ASMR.
Does the book include scientific theories about ASMR? You bet.
What else can be found in the book? A whole lot more. See below.
Julie Young and Ilse Blansert have finished writing “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to ASMR” which should be available in May. You will be able to buy it everywhere books and e-books are sold.
Julie is a freelance writer and author, and has previously published The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Catholicism, Historic Irvington, and the young adult novel Fifteen Minutes of Fame.
Below are my questions to Julie in bold, followed by her replies in italics.
Author Julie Young and ASMR artist Ilse Blansert are collaborating on the first book from a major publisher about ASMR titled, “Complete Idiot’s Guide to ASMR.”
Julie has experienced ASMR for a long period of time and brings her extensive author experience and deep interest about ASMR to this endeavor.
Ilse is an ASMR artist (AKA The Water whispers) with over 120,000 followers on YouTube, so you can expect she will be providing some of the best understandings and perspectives about ASMR to be found anywhere.