Bringing Hope & Joy through Storytelling

Just to See You Smile is a non-profit based in Minnesota focused on spreading hope & joy through children's books. Author Michelle Lynch beautifully tackles tough topics such as medical hardships, PTSD, ASD, bullying and more. 


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Michelle Lynch, President & Founder

Just to See You Smile

Michelle Lynch, founded Just to See You Smile in 2019 with the goal to bring hope to children through stories. 


Much of Michelle’s personal inspiration and passion behind starting Just to See You Smile is through her own childhood hardships. From the moment she was born, she faced traumatic and life-threatening medical hardships. Within 24 hours of being on earth, she was in her first surgery.


The doctors told her she would not live to age two and would be unable to lead a normal life.


31 surgeries later she stands triumphant over her hardships coupled with a unique storytelling gift, she has wanted to bring stories to children dealing with medical hardships that can be read by children in all walks of life. 

“I want to be an advocate for children and others, know you are not alone.”

Michelle Lynch



Michelle's First Book launching in Summer 2020!

George the Bear follows nine-year old, Emma on her journey as she navigates a hospital and surgery. Emma meets George the Bear who through his whimsy brings her comfort. 

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  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Bullying

Four More Books in Print Soon!

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George the Bear Pre-Order Special Gift

George the Bear physical teddy bear with every book pre-order. While supplies last.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble pre-orders coming soon. For an immediate pre-order please use the below contact form and someone will be in touch. 



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