Josie is a reserved, driven, young girl and Bud is an outgoing, ambitious, young boy. The two friends are different in many ways, and yet, their differences are what makes their friendship special. The talent show auditions are around the corner and Josie’s introverted nature entices her to let fear stand in the way of doing something she loves to do in the talent show, sing. In her time of need, Josie turns to her best friend Bud for support in facing her fear of performing in front of a crowd. In Stage Fright, Josie and Bud’s friendship show us that we can leverage the power of a growth mindset to pursue greatness.
About the Author
Trisha wrote her first story when she was 7-years-old. When she was a teenager she enjoyed writing poetry and freestyling (rapping) in cyphers. She spent the next two years sharpening her communication skills in writing through journaling. Today, Trisha finds great joy in expressing her love of story through her series, The Adventures of Josie & Bud.
Anthony Rollins is an animation-loving, big kid that lives in Downey, California with his wife and two children. Anthony enjoys basketball, video games, and cartoons.
When he was a boy he wanted to animate cartoons like the ones he watched on television. Anthony is now a storyboard artist and he is STILL working hard to achieve other big dreams. Currently, he is working on becoming a professional Street Fighter player! Anthony says that his "secret" to success as a storyboard artist in Hollywood has been his commitment to hard work and his lifelong appreciation of animation.