Saturday, June 2, 2012

Daddy's Gone by Millie Richmond

Daddy's Gone steps into the shoes of a young boy whose Dad has died recently. It validates his feelings of loss and offers a slice of hope, rather than a platter of platitudes. Brief and to the point, Daddy’s Gone reaches out to children who experience such a loss and lets them know their feelings are normal. It also reaches out to adults, offering a perspective they may overlook.

About the Author

Millie Richmond grew up in Massachusetts.  She’s always loved to read and many a night found her beneath the covers with a book and a flashlight.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from UMass/Amherst and began her teaching career in Boston.  Later, she freelanced for newspapers as well.

Northern winters finally got to her and she moved to Florida where she continued teaching.  She earned a Master’s Degree in reading from Nova Southeastern University.  As she worked with kids, her love of writing for them grew.  Her first book, Hildy, was published in 2010.  It’s an upbeat, early chapter book about a girl who developed a hearing impairment and how she dealt with the frustration that went with it.

Richmond’s new book is Daddy’s Gone, a picture book mainly aimed at children, though adults just may learn something from it as well.  Its intent is to help people understand there is no “supposed to feel” when experiencing loss.  Each of us is entitled to whatever feelings wrap around our hearts.

Now retired, Millie lives in central Florida with her husband and their rescued dog, Andy.  She spends much of her time writing but takes every advantage of the outdoors and all it has to offer.

You'll find this book at Barnes and Noble and at Amazon 

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