A Gift Especially For Her
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Dear Daughter: A Love Story follows your early years raising your daughter. I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?
Let me start by thanking you for taking the time to review Dear Daughter and providing such a comprehensive review. Having said that, let me also add that I needed you all to do what you’ve done here in providing an editorial review because my own self-doubts were the most difficult part about writing the book. I had self-doubts because while I’ve written two books previously, they were co-authored projects by and large. With that being the case I had someone to lean on in my writing process whether that be my daughter, Haelee or a friend like Genesis Amaris Kemp or Shanique MJ Davis etc. Dear Daughter on the other hand was my first time writing alone and I was afraid to release it. The reason being is that I’m not a classically trained author but a writer instead or rather an engineer who knows how to write effectively. While I know how to write effectively, I didn’t believe that I was capable of writing in a language that children and young adults could understand. Haelee helped me calm my fears in part by telling me that she was the only person that needed to like it because Dear Daughter was a gift especially for her. While she was right, it still wasn’t enough to fully get over my fears and gain my confidence. That is until you all reviewed it and shared that you loved it. And I thank you for that.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?
I would want them to realize that sometimes we have to suffer so that we can be blessed or rather be a blessing to someone else down the road. To be specific I had to suffer somewhat as a child in not knowing my truth or having a relationship with my father so that my future daughter could be blessed. I was blessed because I was able to see the world through the eyes of my Granny in being primarily raised through her. But not only that, I gained perspective on how to be and how not to be as a parent were I to ever have children. Those things in and of themselves have allowed me to be a blessing to my daughter but also for her to be a blessing to me. God had the foresight and wherewithal to see things down the road that I could not have possibly fathomed. With that being the case, I want people to simply trust God and know that he’s the best Dad that anyone could ever ask for.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
Well I’d be getting out ahead of myself a little bit in fully answering this question so I’ll keep it brief in saying that I’m working on a similar project for boys and that Dear Daughter might be the first in a series.
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Posted on April 16, 2022, in Interviews and tagged a love story, author, book, book recommendations, book review, book reviews, book shelf, bookblogger, books, books to read, childrens books, Dear Daughter, Dedrick L Moone, ebook, education, elementary, family, goodreads, kids books, kindle, kobo, literature, nook, novel, parents, picture books, read, reader, reading, story, teachers, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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