Meet the Authors

The Blair Girl Squad created the story for Princess Pippa & the Crown of Kindness together, inspired by conversations between Elizabeth, Kate, and Heidi during Elizabeth’s journey through cancer. The story also blends real parts of their lives, like the girls’ sparkling charity work and activities as well as hilarious and heartfelt details about their home and family.

From the shared belief that true beauty comes from within to committing to help each other make lemonade when life provides lemons, get to know the family behind this rainbow-filled book!

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Meet Pippa

The real life Princess Pippa

Pippa is starting kindergarten and enjoys doing weekly gymnastics and ballet classes. She loves reading books, coloring pictures, hosting lemonade stands in her front yard, and helping her big sisters any chance she gets. She also loves playing with her two dogs, Ginger and Rainbow. Wrestling with her big brother Bryce and playing pinball with her daddy are two of her favorite past times. She wants to be a princess ballerina when she grows up and understands no matter what your age, one person can make a difference in this world.

Photo by Brenna Heater Photography

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Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth is going into 8th grade and loves being involved with her middle school theatre program. She plays the piano and ukulele and really enjoys singing and acting. At the age of five, Elizabeth was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Today, she remains 7 years in remission and pediatric cancer free. She was the 2018-2019 Hyundai Hope on Wheels National Youth Ambassador and has traveled the country to hospitals coast to coast helping to bring hope to childhood cancer patients currently going through treatment. She continues to lobby and address Congress in Washington D.C. each year in hopes for more research for childhood cancer. She now understands beauty comes from the heart.
Photo by Jenn Cady Photography

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Meet Kate

Kate is going into 11th grade and absolutely loves dancing. She has been classically trained in ballet since the age of 5 and is part of her all girls high school varsity cheer team. Kate currently holds the title of Miss Maricopa County’s Outstanding Teen associated with the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, where she promotes her social impact initiative of Raise a Voice For Childhood Cancer: #ShareAHeartOfGold. Kate hosts a bimonthly podcast on Spotify called Raise a Voice where she helps provide support and hope to people affected by childhood cancer and encourages teens to get more involved in their communities. Kate considers herself a childhood cancer survivor sibling, wants to be a doctor, and hopes to one day end childhood cancer.

Photo by Jenn Cady Photography

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Meet Heidi

Heidi has been married to her husband Brooke for twenty-two years, and together they have four of the most amazing children: Bryce, Kate, Elizabeth, and Pippa. She loves crafting and creating all things pretty. Heidi is a graduate from Arizona State University, where she obtained her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and is a graduate from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where she holds a degree in Interior Design. Seven years ago, Heidi became the President and co-founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization, EBB Foundation, which she formed to honor her brave daughter, Elizabeth Brooklyn Blair. EBB Foundation helps fund a camp for kids battling cancer called Camp Rainbow. This camp holds a special place in her heart as she saw firsthand how it healed Elizabeth’s emotional spirit after her tough journey with cancer treatments.

Photo by Amanda Victoria Beauty