Do you want to live well and serve others?

Do you influence kids?

If so, you’re in the right place.

The purpose of this site is to inspire adults to live well and serve others so that they, in turn, can inspire and influence the kids in their life to do the same.

If you are a parent, grandparent, other family member, teacher, children’s ministry worker, childcare provider, and/or coach, this site is for you. You influence kids, and we want to inspire you to do that in the best possible way.

Content for Influencers of Children


Dana Wilkerson and other experts share stories, ideas, and suggestions for ways you and the youngsters in your lives can live well and serve others. Some posts will be geared specifically toward how you can guide children, and other entries will focus on you. After all, the best way you can influence kids is by living the way you want them to live.




Dana’s companion novels for women and tweens are a great way for adults to connect with the kids in their lives through reading. The two books share the same characters, setting, and timeline, but they are written from two different perspectives. Find out more about Mustang Macy and Mustang Jessie on the Novels page. 



FREE downloadable resources for influencers of children.

Hi, I’m Dana!

I’m the founder of A Novel Companion and a #1 New York Times best selling author. I’ve been writing and editing books, magazines, blog posts, church resources, and much more for 14 years.

Click my picture to learn more about me and how I can help you in your own journey.