Princess Bubble learns "Living happily ever after is not about finding a prince. True Happiness is found by loving God, being kind to others, and being comfortable with who you are already! Happy princesses are people who enjoy others and like themselves. Happy people give of their time to help others!"
About Princess Bubble
Never-married, seasoned career women-turned-authors, Susan Johnston and Kimberly Webb did not meet through their former employer, Delta Airlines, but rather through Johnston’s ex-boyfriend. These small town Southern girls immediately became kindred spirits and have been close friends ever since. Taking advantage of their company travel benefits, these two well-educated women decided to continue their education through their many excursions all over the world. As they traveled, Johnston and Webb formulated the idea of a new generation of fairy tales: encouraging women to find their security in something much deeper than a left-hand ring and to emphasize the notion that “happily ever after” is attainable for everyone.
After graduating from Auburn University, Susan Johnston’s dreams to see the world led her to pursue a career as a flight attendant. Her 18 years of service to Delta Airlines and extensive world travels set the foundation for the creation of Princess Bubble. Even as a youngster, Johnston’s entrepreneurial mind and giving spirit were evident when she created an etiquette school for more than 30 female sixth graders. Her heart for young girls continues to shine through Princess Bubble, her tribute to young, single, successful women everywhere.
After graduating from Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss., Kimberly Webb pursued a career as a flight attendant as a way to explore the world and experience new cultures. While working for the airline, she developed a passion for languages and diligently began studying Spanish first, then Portuguese and Italian. Continuing her education, Kim recently received a Master’s degree in Spanish Linguistics at Georgia State University.
Two years ago, after losing almost all of her material belongings in a house fire, Webb joined with Johnston to help others focus on what she believes is truly important in life: friendship, values, and helping others. Through Princess Bubble, Webb is able to encourage young girls who are struggling with self-esteem issues and help make them aware of ALL the options life offers them.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Princess Bubble
What is Princess Bubble?
Princess Bubble is a 35-page, modern-day fairy tale starring a well-employed, globe-trotting, good-friend, good-date, helpful-neighbor princess who is confused by the traditional fairy tale message that implies she must find her “prince” before she can live “happily ever after.”
Princess Bubble is the first in a series of books specifically designed to encourage gals ages 6 to 60 to pursue their own dream—the foundation for a uniquely enriched and fulfilled life. In the series of books, Princess Bubble—like her flight attendant creators—will travel to distant lands learning about new cultures and how our unique differences make each of us special.
Who wrote Princess Bubble?
Princess Bubble was written by Susan Johnston and published by Johnston and Kimberly Webb.
After some life struggles to find their paths as single women, Johnston and Webb became friends through, of all things, Johnston’s ex-boyfriend and by finding they shared a common view of the single life. They crystallized their vision to spread the message that, although princes are fabulous, a princess must find her security in something much deeper. Johnston and Webb want women of all ages to embrace the truth that “happily ever after” is attainable for everyone.
Who illustrated Princess Bubble?
Princess Bubble’s whimsical color illustrations are the work of illustrator Maria Tonelli. Tonelli is a full-time designer for a Christmas decorating line in suburban Atlanta. “She is extremely talented,” said author Susan Johnston. “She was amazing at connecting with us and putting down on paper the exact look we desired.”
Is Princess Bubble anti-Prince Charming?
Definitely not. If anything, Princess Bubble is anti-“Damsel in Distress!” Princess Bubble dresses up and enjoys great dates and happily purchases bridesmaids dresses—that her friends promise she’ll “wear again”—to celebrate matrimony. Princess Bubble enjoys the idea of finding Prince Charming, on God’s terms, when and if the timing is right.
Where is Princess Bubble sold?
Princess Bubble is sold in over 100 independent stores and is also available online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, Target, and Wal-Mart.
For whom is Princess Bubble appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages, Princess Bubble closes the age gap between children and adults. The book’s unique message of hope speaks to school-aged children claiming their own identity, to college graduates struggling for direction, and to divorcees mapping out an unexpected “plan B” for their future.
These questions are for older readers
We believe the message of Princess Bubble is true.
But we also know that sometimes and/or some people have phases of frustration that "Happily Ever After" does not work out the traditional fairy tale way in everyone's life. How do you feel?
If you want to believe the old fairy tales...
Do you deep down know that true "Happily Ever After" must come from within or do you feel another person can give you complete happiness?
Do you have to be a victim to be a princess?
Every other fairy tale princess is a victim of some sort.
Do you feel like a victim?
Are you waiting to be rescued?
Do you have to be rescued to have the fairy tale?
What makes you truly happy?
Retail therapy makes everyone happy for an instant.
But what makes you happy long after?
What makes you smile with the memory?
Time with family and friends?
Being yourself and feeling accepted?......
This project (writing, publishing , and promoting Princess Bubble) has brought us so much joy because we have gotten to share what we think is a VERY important message with girls of all ages! We long deeply for each of you to have "Happily Ever After" and to share the message of true happiness with others.
No frog required.