I’ve done a few readings at a local independent bookstore and I always enjoy the reactions I get to see from children as I read my stories. As an author I know there are many children whose reactions I never get to see. Today I received an email from this bookstore detailing a visit from a faith-based school that blew me away. Lots of first and second graders gathered in the store while one of my books, Suzy Snowflake, was read. Suzy is a snowflake fairy who prays to God when she feels different than her friends and teaches her good friend, Frost, how to pray. The children talked about how they can be a witness to their friends who may be in need of God’s grace.
Our books can have an impact on others that we never get to see. I’m so thankful that the bookstore knew enough to capture this moment for me and tell me about it. This reading….that I didn’t even attend, has reminded me that we touch other people every day. I’m so thankful my stories are having a positive impact on children.
This is why I write.