MOONLIGHT MEMORIES tells the story of a young girl who is dealing with the loss of a loved one and finds comfort and healing through creativity. This story holds a special place in my heart as it was inspired by my own personal experience with loss. At a young age, my father passed away. After his death, I was unsure of how to cope with this unexpected loss. It wasn’t until I found art and writing that I was able to fully process the thoughts and emotions surrounding his death. I found my outlet. I found my voice. I soon realized that my father would always live on through the memories I was creating with my words and visuals. To this day, I find comfort in creativity.
I'm thrilled to work with the amazing team at WorthyKids again and partner with artist, Michelle Jing Chan who brought the story to life through her stunning illustrations. I hope the story provides comfort and solace to any child (or adult) who may be coping with the absence of a loved one.
MOONLIGHT MEMORIES VIRTUAL TOUR RECAP!
Author interviews, giveaways, and more!
Links to each blog post will be added below as they go live!
Check out the Moonlight Memories Cover Reveal Interview with illustrator, Michelle Jing Chan, on Bicultural Mama.com!
4/6: Elena Reads & Reviews
5/13: Picture Books are for Grown-Ups Too Podcast w/Patrice Gopo
5/16: First Stories w/Heather Morris
5/23: Let's Talk Death Podcast w/HealfGrief
6/12: Author Interview w/Maria Marshall
6/15: Story Time with Mr. Limata
6/16: Perfect Picture Book Friday w/Maria Marshall
6/21: The Backstory w/Andrew Hacket
6/27: Simply 7 Interview w/Jena Benton
6/29: Good Reads w/Ronna Interview w/Tiffany Golden
7/11: Author Interview w/ Laura Roettiger
7/18: Six Questions w/Mary Boone
11/30: Suzanne Jacobs Lipshaw's Dynamic Duo Blog w/illustrator, Nadia Fisher
AVAILABLE NOW WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!
Amanda's debut picture book illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
Hachette Book Group/WorthyKids, May 4, 2021
"RAGGED AND TORN. FADED AND GRAY.
THE FABRIC OF AMERICA EMERGED..."
An MASL Dogwood Reader's Award Title
Moonbeam Children's Book Award winner
30,000 Stitches tells the true story of the American flag that flew over Ground Zero in the days after 9/11, becoming torn and tattered and later traveled across all 50 states to be fully restored before returning to New York as a symbol of unity and hope.
Davis outlines the flag’s journey through each of the 50 states. . . . Comport adds intricately collaged multimedia spreads so textured they’re almost tangible. . . . [a] nonfiction narrative that effectively informs about a symbol of hope." ―Publishers Weekly