Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book Kisses on the Wind (illus. by Kathryn Brown, Candlewick) was released today! You can find Kisses on the Wind at your local bookstore or online.

Kisses on the Wind by Lisa Moser, illus. Kathryn Brown, Candlewick Press, 2009.

Lydia and her parents are preparing to leave on the Oregon Trail, but Lydia is about to burst with sadness at the thought of leaving her beloved Grandma behind. So Grandma takes Lydia by the hand, and through a very special walk teaches her how to say good-bye, and more importantly, how to keep love alive. Lydia learns that distance can never separate people who love each other. As the wagon leaves the farm, Lydia is filled with hope knows most certainly that Grandma will always be with her in heart. Kisses on the Wind is a celebration of love and a testament on how to share that love with others.

This book is especially dear to my heart because it was inspired by my beloved grandma. And while Grandma did not travel the Oregon Trail, she did indeed teach me all of the things in the story. To repeat the dedication on the book.
~My grandma loved me so well, and I loved her right back~

I am especially grateful to Kathryn Brown for the amazing work she did on the illustrations. Simply put, she picked up a paint brush and painted love. I will always be eternally grateful for the gift of those illustrations!

It's my fervent hope that Kisses on the Wind will bring goodness to children and peace and comfort to all who read it.