About Hal and Michael

Two Great Talents Create a Timeless Chapter Book for Kids

Author Hal Price

After serving a lifetime as a marketing and branding executive for two Fortune 100 companies, his own branding agency, and for professional athletes (including Four-Time NASCAR Champion, Jeff Gordon), Hal moved from Atlanta, GA in 2015 to the small beach town of Carpinteria, CA to put his heart and acquired skills to work writing and telling stories, volunteering and speaking.

In 2015, Hal began using his creative, marketing, and writing skills to fuel his passion for helping children realize how unique and special they are and to inspire their “soul’s wisdom” to find and use their unique gifts.

He does this through his Heroic Heart Media platform. Price launched the foundational series of books from the line in September 2018 called, The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear. The first book is titled A Heart’s Journey Home.

Hal is currently completing a series of both family books as well as children’s books designed to teach key virtues and lessons of the heart learned from listening to the “secret whispers of their inner wisdom.”

He is the father of three purpose-driven children and the grandfather of two adorable little red-headed angels.

Author Hal Price is featured in the Richland One School District alumni spotlight.

Illustrator Michael Bayouth

Santa Barbara based artist Michael Bayouth has extensive experience in areas such as graphic design, fine arts, storyboarding, sketching, filmmaking and writing.

Bayouth has worked on the hit TV show The Office as a graphic designer, the FOX hit TV show The Orville as storyboard artist, and designed the animated Johnny Bananas characters for HBO’s Entourage.

His in-depth knowledge of typography, graphic design and illustration come from years of working with Disney, Stan Lee and the majors in Hollywood. He is also an author and an award-winning filmmaker. His first novel, Nine Degrees North, earned many Five-Star reviews on Amazon. His memoir, In The Shadows of Giants depicts his life growing up in a Hollywood home with a not-so-tame stuntman for a father. His award-winning feature was cinéma vérité called, Take 22. It earned him a best feature film award and best actor award for comedian, Rick Overton with three other nominations.

He was schooled at Art Center College of Design. He’s the proud father of three grown children, all thriving in creative fields. Currently he creates illustration, branding, and fine art from his loft studio overlooking the Channel Islands in Carpinteria, California.

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