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"I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no death the way we understood it.  The body dies, but not the soul"

~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The inspiration for The Adventures of Angela and Petey the Fish children’s book series was born out of my own healing, loss and grief. It is a picture book about finding your way to healing. It is intended for age’s preschool up to 8 years old. Losing the love of my life, Mark was such a traumatic experience, that it was painful to go through. However, more difficult to see my daughter's' experience of the same pain. As a single mother having Mark in our lives was awesome. His presence made a big impact on us and now that he is gone there is a great void in our lives.

In coping with the loss and trauma that I have experienced I could not find any resources that spoke to me and my daughter. Now that I am in the healing process, locating trauma based-resources that are culturally inclusive was even harder to find, so I decided to write my own book.

Although the void is certainly there and it has not been easy, I’ve seen good and bad days and this book is a start to better days. I look forward to everyone joining us on our journey as we continue to heal, but help others as well.

My beautiful daughter Nia is the illustrator of the book and her imagination and wonder are what you will see on the pages of the book. She has been so awesome and the wonderful drawings just show how she feels and what she sees with Angela and Petey the Fish.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to assist women and children dealing with grief and loss through my soon to be non for profit. This will also support our international volunteerism for programming where we donate books to schools and orphanages such as the Robins Nest in Jamaica, assist families in the heal process through creative arts curriculum and offer workshops on dealing and working through trauma.

Whatever contribution you can give is more than appreciated. We cannot even begin to put into words what each and every donation to this book means to us. We hope that this book is the change that the world needs.

We would like to reach out goal within the 30 days and get out book published and our soon to be non for profit started so that we can begin to help heal our communities.  

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We understand that their are challenges and risks with any Kickstarter however, we feel confident that we can overcome them.

All proceeds will go toward the cost of purchasing ISBN numbers, copyright, printing, formatting, publishing the book and starting the non for profit.

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