We have given birth to a book, a children’s picture book to be exact, in collaboration with the talented Lana Kuhns, who painted the images.
Her voice in the telling is simple, with concrete terms and bite-sized thoughts. I appreciate that she was allowed to tell the story herself.
I love when art and literature and life experiences push me into the nonsense-hilarity of living and being human in this world. Just that.
Yann Martel: “I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent… It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know.”
What is the role of a believer? How do we bring light? When a naïve and evangelistic Christian meets a seasoned old scamp, who blesses whom?
If you pre-order my book this week, and tell me so, I will mail you a handwritten bookmark from me, and two of my favorite tea bags.
One of my favorite memories with these books is reading two pages of “I Want My Hat Back” over and over to my niece, while she giggled out loud.
I’m writing a manuscript for Herald Press. If you did not know about this and feel you should, I am nothing but sympathy. I didn’t know about it either.
I love these books for their powerful imagery and empathy, building a bridge between those-who-have-firsthand-experience and those-who-need-a-window-in.
There are intense times of motherhood when you are too tired even to think. But if reading rejuvenates you, carve out a section of life for it when you can.