The Character


Ishnabobber is a fun-loving lighthouse with an amazing heart for helping others.  He shines brighter than all other lighthouses but strives to do more. Ishnabobber sets out to discover how to be the best he can possibly be. Eventually he is told Jesus is the answer but has no idea who or what Jesus is. Ishnabobber will take you on a journey of discovery as he seeks, asks and knocks to learn all he can about Jesus. Evenutally he discovers Jesus is the answer to being the best he can be.  In John 8:12 Jesus spoke these words: "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." It was this scripture that inspired the character of Ishnabobber to be a lighthouse.

The Author


Susan Anderson is a grandmother to six, mother to eight (counting the in-loves) and wife to an amazing man who supports and encourages her to follow God's calling. Most of her career has been spent working with children in coaching, education and  ministry. Her life experiences, growing faith and obedience to God’s persistent nudging has inspired her to write Christian children's books (Ishnabobber Books) and host women's Christian retreats at her cabin in the north Georgia Mountains (TLW Ranch). Her passion is to help others understand "the peace that surpasses all understanding" as result of personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She enjoys time with God, family, friends, nature and strives to live an abundant life (the one God wants for all).

The Illustrator


Traci Allison is an artist who enjoys exploring various art mediums and techniques, including pastels and watercolors, mixed media and collage, and alternative photography. She earned her BA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University. After leaving the corporate world to raise a family, she kept her passion for art alive as a freelance artist.

The Books

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The Discovery Series - Book 1

How Can I Shine Brighter?

A young lighthouse with an amazing heart for helping others shines as bright as he can. Even though he's been told he shines brighter than all other lighthouses Ishnabobber believes there is more he can do. This is a story of patience and persistence as Ishnabobber seeks to be the best he can be.


The Discovery Series - Book 2

Who is Jesus?

Release Date:  February 1, 2019

Ishnabobber sets out to discover who Jesus is. He's told reading the Bible will tell him everything he needs to know. He doesn't like to read. Eventually his curiosity enables him to open the book and continue his journey to being the best he can be. To his amazement, he learns all kinds of wonderful truths. This is a story of overcoming obstacles and doing the right thing even when it's hard.


The Discovery Series - Book 3

Why Is Jesus Special?

Release Date: April 1, 2019

Through reflection of all Ishnabobber has learned so far, he still cannot figure what kind of light Jesus is and how he will help him shine brighter. Peace overcomes him as well as a joy he doesn't understand. And to top it off, a stirring inside him helps him figure out that Jesus is not a lighthouse.

Every book purchased supports Children’s Mission Work!

Stay tuned…another series is coming!