Wanted to share something amazing that happened this week. On Wednesday (June 10th and this part is important) The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Eat Cheesecake was uploaded to KDP, since they advise that it can take anywhere up to 72 hours to upload. Later that night, we noticed that it was already showing up on Amazon, but the ebook publication date shown was JUNE 9th which was a day earlier than when the files where submitted. I thought that was odd and stared at that date, then realized the significance -- June 9, 1989 is day my mother died, 31 years ago.
Now, what you probably don’t know is that I had written my first children’s book manuscript, right after she died, to help young children deal with the loss of a parent, since my brother was only six years old at the time. The story of that manuscript, in and of itself, is to me, almost tragic but with a painful lesson learned (and I know I shouldn’t leave it there, but will have to share that tale another time). Anyway, all that to say, I feel like that specific date showing up was a sweet reminder from God, that he knows our dreams and heartaches, and that He cares more than we ever imagined. I love the above picture. God’s word (Hebrews 12) says we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, and I know many of us have loved ones in that cloud, cheering us on.
Official Pub date for hardcover will be July 2nd in honor of my grandfather, M.G. Walker, Jr., who fought during World War II, the era in which the story takes place. The ebook launch will be Monday, June 15th, but you can order your ebook today. And if you enjoy reviewing children's books, your online review would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading and sharing in this journey.
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