Hi, I’m Marc Boston,

a father, husband and children’s book author. I have three daughters and a beautiful wife who inspire me every day. My mission is to create stories that emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusion and reflect on topics surrounding our own definition of family values and self-empowerment. I’ve written and published two children’s books The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff and What About Me (both are available at www.marcboston.com). You can follow our journey on Facebook and @Instagram! And check out and subscribe to our Newsletter.

We moved halfway across the country from Kansas City to Charlottesville, Virginia, and wow–what a journey it has been!

Prior to our move, we were only vaguely familiar with the town. We knew about the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson, but that was the extent of it. Then, we began reading a list of accolades that were enticing:

  • Voted Best City to live in America.
  • Top 5 in Best places to raise a family.
  • Top 5 of the Healthiest Cities.
  • Top 10 in Best places to start a small business.
  • Top 5 of the most scenic places to visit.

Wowzers! It all seemed too good to be true, so we had to see it for ourselves. Guess what happened? We fell in love! We knew almost instantly that this would be our new home!  We quickly understood the reasoning behind the slogan, Virginia is for Lovers.

So, here we are making waves in this small town and creating new memories every step of the way! You can read more about our Crash Landing Into Charlottesville & a Whole Lot of Foolishness, plus share in our escapades on our blog The House Built on Love & Shenanigans. We are grateful to be a part of this loving community.

Thank you for coming along for the ride.




“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

– Stephen King

“If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

– Toni Morrison

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

– James Baldwin