Josie is a reserved, driven, young girl and Bud is an outgoing, ambitious, young boy. The two friends are different in many ways, and yet, their differences are what makes their friendship special. The talent show auditions are around the corner and Josie's introverted nature entices her to let fear stand in the way of doing something she loves to do in the talent show, sing. In her time of need, Josie turns to her best friend Bud for support in facing her fear of performing in front of a crowd. In Stage Fright, Josie and Bud's friendship show us that we can leverage the power of a growth mindset to pursue greatness.
Trisha Perez is a humble wordsmith that (grew up in Carson, California, but now) lives in Mukilteo, Washington with her husband and two children. Trisha enjoys hanging out with her family, having fun in the sun, and working on creative projects that inspire people.
Trisha wrote her first story when she was 7-years-old. When she was a teenager she enjoyed writing poetry and freestyling (rapping) in cyphers. She spent the next two years sharpening her communication skills in writing through journaling. Today, Trisha finds great joy in expressing her love of story through her series, The Adventures of Josie & Bud.