Dearest Friends and Family,
Today, I let the tears flow freely. Today marks 4 years since Moriah went to Heaven, and there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t miss her or think of her. But, today, it is with great honor that I announce the children’s book I wrote in tribute to her...and wrote with Moriah and all her friends in mind.
I wrote the first few pages soon after Moriah passed away on December 1, 2014, but never finished it due to my heart still breaking. Several years later, in 2016, I wrote the rest of the story in one afternoon and early in 2018, I received a publishing deal after I worked one whole year with an illustrator to complete it! But, unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding with the illustrator, there was a falling out, and I lost my publishing deal.
I picked up the broken pieces, moved forward, and found another illustrator. One thing that I learned through Moriah is that not everything goes as I expect or plan. We completed the book over the summer, and I submitted it to the same publisher, Koehler Books, who showed me understanding and grace through this whole process.
Now, I’m happy to present to you, Hiya Moriah, coming out in March 2019!
My author website is at www.victorianelsonbooks.com
where you can learn more about the book, and what’s to come. (Link in bio)
I’m forever grateful for each of you. Thank you for continuing to be on this journey with us.
Love, Victoria (Moriah’s Mom)
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