How a neighborhood retiree discovered a brand new calling writing youngsters’s books

After a 40-year profession spent counseling adults, Lake Highlands resident Anne Price made a life shift, jolted partly by a pandemic.

At 80, she’s already revealed two youngsters’s books because the pandemic, and she or he has a 3rd on the best way. After retiring from counseling and transferring to the group on the Landon, she has been writing persistently.

“Each morning, at 4 a.m., I woke as much as sit in entrance of my laptop,” she says.

Her e book sequence, Tessie’s Tears, follows a younger woman, Tessie, as she experiences and learns about dying, grief and different types of loss. The primary two installments within the sequence are Grampy Goes to Heaven and Molly Strikes Away.

Price’s foray into youngsters’s books was the results of religion, sympathizing with youngsters who had misplaced family members to COVID-19 and a few of her personal life occasions.

“Through the pandemic, each little one on the planet, not simply in the US, was uncovered to dying. If it wasn’t any individual of their household, it was any individual of their neighborhood or certainly one of their buddies or no matter,” Price says. “I wished youngsters to know that when somebody who is aware of the Lord dies, they go to Heaven; they’ve a brand new wholesome physique.”

Every of the books has references to the Bible and addresses grief and loss from a non secular perspective. A pair within the Philippines illustrated the e book for her. They held their conferences on character design over Zoom.

“I despatched him an image of me as a younger woman and the opposite little ladies can be primarily based on my ladies,” she says. “So, we sketched a few totally different courses and he sketched it proper in entrance of me.”

Since publishing the primary two books, she has donated books to varsities and church buildings.

Although she has no organic youngsters, Price claims many as her personal, together with Sudanese ladies she’s met since working with the Misplaced Ladies of Sudan and a Russian son (she met him throughout a mission journey when he was in an orphanage). All of them name her “Mama Anne.”

This isn’t her first time to put in writing a e book, she says. She has co-authored six works with different authors and wrote a memoir in 2019 titled Name Me Worthy, on which she spent 9 agonizing months, she says.

Within the memoir, she addresses difficulties relating to divorce, abortion, alcohol and her household.

“That’s one motive I feel I used to be such a superb therapist, as a result of I’ve been by means of all that stuff myself.”

The third e book within the Tessie’s Tears sequence, Corkie the Rescue Pet is about Tessie dropping her pet. It is going to be launched Nov. 19.

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