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Welcome to the home of the New York Times Bestseller, I Love You More. We're glad you're here!

We're Laura Duksta, author and Karen Keesler, illustrator. Karen's love of people and the planet has us call her "Hippie". Laura lost all of her hair at the age of 11, to a condition called Alopecia Areata, earning her the name "The Bald Chick". Together we've come to be known as...
"Hippie and The Bald Chick".

I Love You More (ILYM) was an answer Laura received one night while praying for her sister and nephew. Laura believes it was written so that all children might know, that no matter what's going on in their world or in the world around them how truly loved they are. We're on a mission to generate the conversation of love around the world and enjoy doing this by sharing our book and it's message as well as visiting schools, churches, organizations and women's groups. While the message did come about as an answer to a prayer, the book is not religious in any way, unless you believe God is LOVE.

Originally self-published at the end of 2001, under I Shine Inc, it's now sold over 800,000 copies. In 2007, we teamed up with Sourcebooks and their children's imprint Jabberwocky. Together we've landed I Love You More on the New York Times Bestsellers list 3 times! This continues to be a great partnership that released Laura's next book in 2011, You are a Gift to the World (which flips over to) The World is a Gift to You, and her third book, I'll Hug You More in 2017.

ILYM is now available in English, Korean, Hebrew, Italian and Chinese, as well as in its original gift book format and now as a small board book and padded board book. In 2009 the board book sold out immediately of its first 2 printings! In 2013 the spanish version of the board book was released and can be found at Target or on Amazon. You can order signed copies here or find us at great book stores, gift shops and online retailers around the country and world. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to the "connect" page to share your I Love You More story with us!

Keep Shining!

Peace, Love & Joy!

Laura's newest book You Are a Gift to the World (flip) The World is a Gift to You, encouraging and empowering children to take good care of them selves, one another and the planet.

Karen's working on a new book that will be available in 2013! Check back for more details soon...

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Generating the Conversation
of Love Around the World
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