Moonlight Memories : A Story of Healing After Loss

Illustrated by Michelle Jing Chan

Hachette Book Group/WorthyKids, June 13th, 2023

ISBN : 9781546003168

2023 Hindi’s Libraries Females of Fiction Best Picture Book Award

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.

Me and Dad

​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.