C. L. FAILS is the author and illustrator of the Ella Books series, The Christmas Cookie and a slew of other unpublished short stories. She is also an educator, having served pre-school through college students in her hometown of Kansas City.


Inspired by the students she has served and several meaningful conversations with her parents, she strives to craft books that help others live their best lives.


Her goals:

  • to leave a legacy of service to others through her work

  • to help others answer their own call and walk their own path with the confidence that their work (no matter what field) makes a difference

  • to be the artist she dreamed of becoming in 1st grade

C. L. Fails



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The Story of LaunchCrate

Interested in Booking a Speaking Engagement?

Interested in an engaging visit from author, illustrator, and educator, C. L. Fails? Connect with her to schedule one of the following or to discuss an alternative option:

  • Classroom Visits

  • School Visits

  • Keynote Presentations

  • Guest Lecturer

  • Workshop Presenter

  • and more

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