About C.J. Zachary
C.J. Zachary is a children's book author who works exclusively with her illustrator husband Zac Zachary. The husband and wife team are both from Arkansas and work in elementary education. Zac is an art teacher while C.J. is a Dyslexia Interventionist. She has also taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, and served as a Literacy Curriculum Facilitator. The two are currently living in the south and raising their two children, both of whom have been the inspiration for their Awkward Avocado book series.
The Awkward Avocado
May 1, 2022
The Awkward Avocado is a book about acceptance and self-love whose main character does things on their own terms. Awkward Avocado is not concerned about what others think or how they should look or act in order to get someone else’s approval. Though they may feel different at times, they live life guided by their heart and they stay true to themselves. If they could send a message to everyone, it would be to love yourself and keep being you.
Awkward Avocado and the Interrupting Raptor
March 1, 2023
Growing up is hard, especially with a brother who thinks he’s a dinosaur. Awkward Avocado is back and she is dealing with a younger sibling. Meet new character Interrupting Raptor and join these two as they take you on a wild and humorous journey through a day in the life of brothers and sisters.
Awkward Avocado's Christmas
September 1, 2023
Awkward Avocado is sharing her idea of Christmas. Kooky relatives, family traditions, lights, decorations, treats, gift ambitions. What do you think is the best part of Christmas? Maybe it's something not mentioned above. Maybe, just maybe, it's something that stems from love.