This Book Was Born Of A Promise

Wendy L Hackey Author Interview

When Mommy is in Heaven follows a little boy who prays to God each night that his mom in Heaven can visit and attend his Monther’s Day Tea Party. What was the inspiration for your story?

The inspiration for “When Mommy is in Heaven” was my dear friend, Lisa, who passed away after giving birth to her son. When she passed, I was also pregnant and I was devastated by the sudden loss of my friend. I made a posthumous promise to her that I would write a book for her son. This book was born of a promise. 

The art in this book is fantastic. What was the art collaboration process like with illustrator Dan Drewes?

The collaboration with Dan was amazing! He was very patient with me, knowing that this was a very personal story, and I wanted everything to be perfect. More importantly his illustrations were a perfect depiction of my vision for this book and that was important to him!

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

It was important for me to share that Micah’s life was a blessing from God. It was also important for me to address the issues of loss, grief and faith in a manner that a child could understand. 

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I am currently working on the second book in Micah’s story ” When Micah Goes to First Grade”. In addition, I am working on another children’s book, “The Colors of Me” for my Grandson. Both are in the process of publication and I hope to have them both available by this summer.

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Micah’s school is having a Mother’s Day Tea. Though he knows that his Mommy is in Heaven, he believes that if he asks God every night up until the day of the party, God will allow his Mommy to come. Through this experience, Micah gains a better understanding of Heaven and that God does answer prayer, though it may not necessarily be exactly what we ask for.

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Posted on January 15, 2023, in Interviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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