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The Team Behind Henry

Dr. Renea Skelton

Author & Creator

I'm Dr. Renea (Re-nay), author and friend of Henry!


Becoming a writer (and the idea for Henry) all started with a dream—a dream sparked by my insatiable curiosity.


As we navigate life, our identities evolve. I'm an Air Force combat veteran, certified life and communication coach, trainer, speaker, and a perpetual student. Life also tossed in unexpected roles along the way—wife, mom, and yes, author.


After grad school, juggling military service and raising a family didn't leave much room for writing... or, so I thought.


Life's funny that way, right? It's full of surprises.


In the midst of life's hustle, I carved out time to write blog posts, and I started a podcast called BattlePod. The podcast became my avenue to share research, resources, and talk about self-awareness with women, men, and...parents


Parents were reaching out, seeking help with their children's challenging emotions. They wanted their kids to grasp emotional management and build those skills. 


Many parents were tired of surface-level children's books that lacked effective strategies and offered only happy endings. They craved real stories with practical advice and wanted to connect with their children, but didn't know where to begin. 

That's when I started writing to parents and providing answers...and voilà, Henry the Hedgehog was born. I'm glad you're here. Welcome to Henry's adventures!


Kylie Box


With over 30 years of experience as an artist, illustrator, and designer, Kylie Box is dedicated to bringing stories to life through her art and enriching the lives of readers.


Kylie's journey into art and design began as early as she can remember. She's always been captivated by the magic of color and design to evoke emotions and tell stories.


With eight book titles now proudly under her belt, Kylie's journey as an illustrator has evolved into a remarkable success story. To see more of Kylie's work, visit her website.

Kylie lives in the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, along with her husband, two teenage boys, and their beloved cat, Jed.

Dr. Dennis Clodi


Dr. Clodi is the editor of The Adventures of Henry the Hedgehog book series. He was a dissertation chair for twenty-one Doctoral students (including Dr. Renea Skelton) and served as a committee member on an additional 18 doctoral studies. 


Dr. Clodi is the author of multiple books and articles on the topics of leadership and organizational culture change. He spent 19 years as a doctoral professor at the University of Phoenix and was the committee chair for eleven Master’s degree students at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. 


Since his retirement in 2020, Dr. Clodi has edited numerous articles and books written by his former doctoral students, including a variety of projects for Dr. Renea (and Henry).


Invite Henry and Dr. Renea Skelton to visit your school or organization!

Encourage your students to readand see that authors are "real" peoplewith a fun visit by the creator behind Henry.

During Dr. Renea's visit, your students will:

  • Listen to a Henry story, read to them by Dr. Renea

  • Receive a free Henry-themed bookmark

  • Have their own Henry books signed by Dr. Renea

  • Get answers to their questions about emotions

  • Have access to a free library copy of a Henry book

As a result, your students will learn how to label and manage their emotions—in a fun and engaging way.

"My class loved the adventures and were excited that the author signed each book. The visit seemed to make it 'click' for them that authors are real people!"

— Elementary School Teacher, Texas

My books will help you understand your feelings. As a result, you'll be able to solve problems and be resilient (like me!).

Are YOU ready for an adventure? Let's go!

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