Miracle Malcolm (Author Interview)

Miracle Malcolm looks like a great book.  What can you tell us about Malcolm?

Thank you! Miracle Malcolm is inspired by my son, Malcolm, who was born prematurely at 1lb, 13oz.  He spent 3 months in the NICU at Edward Hospital until he was healthy enough and weighed enough to be discharged home. Malcolm is now 2 ½ and has progressed amazingly!

That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

Thank you! The cover is the actual face of my son Malcolm. The illustrator executed very well to ensure that the digital art process looked exactly like my son. I wanted the art to closely resemble him in order to bring an even more personal experience to our readers.

What will readers get out of your book?

Our readers will join Miracle Malcolm on his journey through being born prematurely. In our introductory book, Miracle Malcolm shares the start of his journey, however, as we progress into the Miracle Malcolm series, our readers can expect a closer look into Malcolm’s challenges and triumphs due to being born prematurely.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Miracle Malcolm?

The challenge for me was actually releasing it and sharing it with the public. I had to seek my own personal healing from giving birth prematurely. I had to overcome quite a bit of emotion before I was comfortable enough to be transparent and open up my experience to the public.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I have always enjoyed writing creatively. I started writing poems at the age of 9. My first experience at being published was in middle school. Several students, including myself, received the opportunity to sell our book of poems and creative writing with the rest of our school and parents. As I got older, I started writing screen plays in high school and took a poetry class to help further my creativity. I was also a part of the drama club. After high school, I had other interests and was leg back to writing with the birth of my son.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

Miracle Malcolm is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, Booksamillion, & also available as an Ebook. We are working currently to be available for direct purchase in Target and Walmart and more libraries.