Community Upside Podcast – Travis A Thompson Always Just Be You! – CUP001

Welcome to the Community Upside Podcast!

In this episode, author and illustrator Travis A. Thompson discusses his new book, Always Just Be You!,¬†challenges of writing and illustrating a children’s book and the importance of learning to always just be you.

Travis is a visual artist and writer, who combined both skills to create and publish his other book, The Color Wheel Kids, teaching children (and those young at heart) all about the equal importance of all primary and secondary colors.

To learn more about Travis, his art and his books, visit his website or find him on Instagram.

Other than his website, you can find his book, Always Just Be You!, at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Walmart.

You can purchase his first children’s book, The Color Wheel Kids, at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Walmart or directly from his website.

I’m Paula the Small and every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, I’ll share conversations with community members, like you, to encourage, inspire, motivate and uplift!

We live in a world where we can connect to anyone in the world by using smart devices and other technology. But, at times, it appears we may disconnect from those right around us.

How do we connect the dots? By sharing more of ourselves …

… and our stories.

If you or someone you know would like to share a story, I want to hear it! Send me an e-mail, with the subject line “I have a story”, to: paulathesmall (at) .

Thanks for listening!

Music (all) by Kevin MacLeod (
“Jazz Brunch”, “Bossa Antigua” and “Heartwarming”
Licensed under Creative Commons (

Photo of Always Just Be You! cover courtesy of Travis A. Thompson

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