What If You Could? by Lynne Harley

Alberta Author, Lynne Harley bikes across Canada with her new book in support of Mental Health!!

Camrose author, Lynne Harley is biking across Canada to promote her newest book, What If You Could in support of mental health with a substantial goal of $100,000 to be raised and donated to Jack.org, an organization whose testament is to improve youth mental health outcomes in their communities.

Lynne’s biking journey began from Pike Lake Provincial Park on Father’s Day and it will ultimately take her through Saskatchewan, Winnipeg Manitoba, Thunder Bay Ontario, and then completing in Montreal in September.  The book, What If You Could is published by Shadowpaw Press and tour donations are being given to Jack.org through the following link:  http://jack.org/whatifyoucouldtour

Bored with hanging around on a branch, munching leaves, a little caterpillar has a big dream of a wonderful future of flying and twirling in the sun and enjoying nectar from beautiful flowers.

But which inner voice should he listen to? The kind voice that encourages him to believe in his dreams, or the mean one that warns him against change and tells him to give up on a brighter future?

This little caterpillar’s inspirational story of transformation is everyone’s story. We all have to decide which inner voice to listen to whenever we prepare to leave our comfort zone, spread our wings, and fly.

And like the little caterpillar, we make a brighter future for ourselves when we choose to listen to the kind supportive voice instead of the mean dismissive one.

A portion of all sales will be donated to Jack.org, Canada’s only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health.

Praise for What If You Could?

This endearing children’s story, What If You Could?, tells the tale of a “thinking” caterpillar who has a dream, and his metamorphosis into a butterfly. Readers of all ages will relate to the voices that speak to the caterpillar as he desires more, dreams big, and is getting ready to leave behind what has been familiar. This book provides parents and educators with valuable teachings and tools. Learning to listen to, and trust the internal voice that is kind and loving, our voice of intuition; and the power of believing and living into one’s dreams. Lynne Harley shares her gifts in the world as a Transformational Life Coach and Speaker, and now with this beautifully inspired children’s book, a tale of transformation for all.”

– Mary Morrissey, founder of the Brave Thinking Institute, Internationally best-selling author of No Less Than Greatness and Building Your Field of Dreams, which became a PBS special

What If You Could? Is a wonderful book for children, introducing them to the magic of dreaming big by re-telling, in a very sweet way, the oft-told story of the caterpillar becoming a butterfly. The youngest among us can learn the oldest of lessons through this time-honoured tale that can bring new awareness to a new generation when shared with the easy-to-understand, yet imaginative approach found here. This is a tale sure to generate questions, and open the door for every loving parent’s answer, about how the spiritual power of Belief works.

– Neale Donald Walsch, internationally bestselling author of the book series Conversations With God, spiritual teacher, and founder of The Re-Creation Foundation.


Jack.org is the only charity in Canada that partners with young leaders in every province and territory to improve youth mental health outcomes in their communities. Our reasons are clear:

Suicide remains the leading health-related cause of death for young people, accounting for 25% of youth deaths, and most young people still don’t get the support they need when they’re struggling with their mental health. The pandemic has only exacerbated this emergency, with youth across the country consistently at higher risk of experiencing poor mental health than any other age group.

Our work aims to enhance young people’s ability to recognize struggle in both themselves and their peers, seek out appropriate mental health support and resources, and advocate for systems that are better able to meet the needs of young people. Our goal is to ensure that every young person in the country gets the help they deserve.


Lynne currently resides in Camrose, Alberta. Her life work, spanning 40 years as a Social Worker and as a Transformational Life Coach, has been to empower individuals to believe in themselves and to give credence to the still, small voice of truth that is within all of us. Her children’s story “What If You Could?” was inspired by the work she does and shares a universal message. One that she visions will be embraced by readers of all ages. Everyone, from children to teens to graduates to seniors, must navigate change. This book speaks to the power of listening deeply to our inner voice. The voice that is kind, loving and encourages us to believe in the best of who we are and our potential.

Lynne is the proud mother of three adult sons, and three grandchildren. She loves to travel and has enjoyed may adventures learning about other cultures and volunteering abroad. As a cancer survivor, Lynne is deeply grateful for her physical health and well-being and enjoys an active lifestyle in nature hiking, kayaking, cycling, skiing and snowshoeing.


To request additional review copies or an interview with Lynne Harley, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: mickey.creativeedge@gmail.com / 403.464.6925.   
We look forward to the coverage!!

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