“I’ll always be here with you.”

A scary and unexpected series of events could have turned tragic if it weren’t for a guardian angel. All too often we lose loved ones only to wonder where they’ve gone and if we’ll ever see them again. In Leah Is A Dragonfly Now, Sarah McLean lovingly reminds us that those who may have left us never truly leave our side, and that they can even take shape as tiny, little dragonflies.

This true story of life, death, and friendship is based on the award-winning animated short film Dragonfly, available online at Amazon.

“...authentic, heartfelt, well told. I can tell you there wasn’t a dry eye when I showed it to some of the team here.”

-Emily Nordwind, Senior Vice President Paramount Animation

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Sarah McLean is an award-winning writer, actor and hall of fame athlete whose work can be seen on NBC, Peacock, Apple TV+, and Amazon. When not writing or on set, Sarah can be found with either a camera or bowl of ice cream in her hand. Sometimes both. She’s an avid hiker, having scaled Yosemite’s Half Dome, twice.

Her first children's picture book, Leah Is A Dragonfly Now, is based on her award-winning animated short film Dragonfly, which was inspired by actual events not long after her friend passed away. She is inspired by the dragonflies in her life and hopes you are inspired by yours.

You can follow her and the book online at @iamsarahmclean and @leahthedragonflybook.

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