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Rick Grant Turns Professional Development and HR Expertise into Touching Children’s Book Set for Exhibit at Printers Row Lit Fest 2024

Rick Grant is a dedicated community builder and management expert who has decided to share some of his professional knowledge via an unlikely product: children’s books. One of these is the simply titled “When I Grow Up,” which speaks about the importance of following one’s heart when pursuing a career. The book is now scheduled to appear in an exhibit at the upcoming Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago.

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“A sweet and gentle story about never forgetting the dreamer within each of us.”

The Printers Row Lit Fest (PRLF) is a commemoration of Chicago’s publishing legacy, as well as American literature in general. Much like the old printing houses of the city’s past, the event brings together the works of authors from all across the U.S. and even those from several international publishers.

Many of these authors see the PRLF as an exciting opportunity to not only tell a story but also do so in a variety of novel ways. A good example is Rick Grant, a motivational speaker, management expert, and dedicated community builder who is currently serving as the Strategic Advisor for the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority.

Most would assume people with Grant’s resume to be authors of self-help books. Yet, in his case, he has actually published four children’s books, one of which will be exhibited at the 2024 Printers Row Lit Fest.

Its is simply “When I Grow Up,” a book about choosing careers while also teaching the age-old lesson of following one’s heart when doing so.

It is a lesson many are undoubtedly familiar with, but Grant has had enough professional expertise to confirm just how true it is in his own work experience. Not only does he have a Master of Public Administration degree, he also has another in Philosophy of Management. He’s also a senior certified human resource professional who has spent years in coaching and public speaking. These experiences inform his writing and he hopes to convey just how deeply profound such really simple truths are in his children’s books.

Visitors to this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest can check out “When I Grow Up” on display at the self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet’s exhibit. The book event is scheduled for September 7-8, 2024, at Printers Row Park, 620 S Dearborn St (Ida B Wells & Polk), Chicago, Illinois. The book is available on Rick Grant’s website at

“When I Grow Up”
Author: Rick Grant
Published date: 2016
Publisher: Little Bell Caribbean
Genre: Children’s Book

Author Bio
Rick S. S. Grant is a selfless, innovative, result oriented, and highly motivated professional who has a passion for community building and service to people. He is a sought-after professional development trainer on topics including customer service, organizational change, team building, community engagement and personal development. He also engages persons in intense coaching sessions, preparing many for job and pageant interviews, public speaking presentations and introduction speeches.

Rick Grant holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of the Virgin Islands. He also holds a Master of Science and a Master of Philosophy in Management from Walden University. He is also a Certified Public Manager (CPM), a Certified Professional with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-CP) and a Senior Certified Human Resource Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).

Rick is a motivational speaker and author of four children’s books titled; “When I Grow Up,” “Where I Live,” “Health and Safety for You and Me” and “When Storm Winds Blow” – each of which are published in English, Spanish and French Creole. He currently serves as the Strategic Advisor for the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority. Rick is a distinguished Brother of Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity Inc. Epsilon Alpha Sigma Chapter.

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