If you’ve read the blurb about my book, you know that the story I tell through it is important to me. If you haven’t read the blurb, find it here. Then come back, because I think you’ll like what’s coming.
Now that you’re all caught up, I need to share how this story can effect you.
The goal of the story is, first and foremost, to honor the stories of the half-dozen kids I sat down with who have lived through bits and pieces of the pain written in these pages.
We all have a story, and each one is important, but these beautiful people who opened their hearts to me for this book really deserve to be recognized.
Writing this book, I wasn’t sure what the specific goal would be. I knew it was about a girl in foster care who goes through some really tough things, but I didn’t know what message I really wanted to portray. It wasn’t until I clicked “Save” on my manuscript for the last time that I realized what it was I wanted people to see.
And that is this:
I want people to see that it is possible to come back strong after everything in life feels like it has fallen apart.
I want everyone to see how grace can change the course of a life, and I want hurt people to know that it’s worth it to trust once more.
I want teen girls to know that they are beautiful, no matter how much they’ve been abused or abandoned. I want kids in foster care to know that they are not forgotten, and that their story matters. I want them to know that they are strong, and they are inspiring others to be strong too.
I pray this book touches people’s lives in big ways. If you want to join my Book Launch Team on Facebook, click here. It is full of people just like you, and I hope you’ll be encouraged by them as much as I have.