Life becomes better with friends in Carlsbad author’s new children’s book

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Author M.L. Nelson imparts an important life lesson in her insightful new children’s book, “Mae and Jane in the Rain,” which is set for nationwide release this week.

“Mae and Jane in the Rain” takes young readers to one dreary day in Maine as little Mae learned that life is full of days of sunshine and days of gray. But the more important thing that she learned is that even the rainy days are special when you have joy in your heart and a friend by your side.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Nelson is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she studied journalism, advertising and Spanish. She currently lives in Carlsbad, California, with her husband, soaking in the beauty of life’s rays and rain.

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