my latest book

In her colorfully creative debut Dana (Macc) Fikes spotlights the concepts of anti-bullying and diversity.

about the book

Mackenzie, a young free-spirited girl, sets out on an adventure to a special pirate gathering where she encounters unruly pirates set in their old pirate ways. 

Through bravery and can-do-it-ness Mackenzie, as Black Mack the flip flop loving pirate, takes on a leadership role to teach the pirates that embracing differences and including others is the new code of pirate kindness. 

In her colorfully creative debut Dana (Macc) Fikes spotlights the concepts of anti-bullying and diversity. She reimagines these tough topics in a simple way to motivate young readers to stand up for what they believe and build relationships to effect change in their communities and the world. 

Read it twice, read it thrice and ask yourself what are the special treasures that make your heart sing? 

It‘s a swashbuckling tale for readers of all ages and pirates too! 

What People Are Saying

Get This Book...

I gifted this book twice. Both were very well received. The story is timely, important and very engaging for children and adults alike. If you want to share a story with children that shines a light on acceptance, inclusivity and tolerance, buy this book. Dana Fikes has a bright future as a story teller.

John Couch

Shawn Brooks

This book is a delightful tale encompassing the creative nature of Dana's vivid yet resourceful imagination. The vibrant colors utilized in the graphics, the compelling storyline, and entertaining characters will grasps your attention and make it hard to put the book down. I cant wait to read this to my grandkids.

Shawn Brooks

Engaging Book For Children

This book is so adorable. Perfect for my 4 and 8 year old. My 8 year old likes to read it to her little sister. Colorful and inviting illustrations. Would definitely recommend!

Danielle P.

Loved This Book

Loved the book and the characters in it. I loved all the big pictures and costumes. It was very entertaining and encouraging book. I purchased to support my friend who knows the author.


about the author

Dana Macc has worked as a fully credentialed educator for both adults and youth for over 30 years and holds a master’s degree in education with a specialization in autism. This is her first children’s book- she has plans to take Mackenzie on many more adventures. She is a motivational speaker, mindset coach, and certified yoga instructor through her companies: Seeing Real Success™ and Dana Macc LLC. 

She teaches mindfulness meditation and yoga in her Mind Mode Yoga™ workshops and in the school settings with her brand Seeing Real Success Kids & Teens™. She lives in Pasadena, California with her family which also includes her Rottweiler, Kodak. 

Dana loves to travel to tropical pirate ports with her grandchildren Mark and Danae. Together, they collect flip flops from their travels, island hopping and enjoying the sunshine.

To learn more about Dana and for information on speaking engagements, author visits, and book orders contact her online at