I met Amy on Faith's blog. I was desperate and asked for prayers. Amy, bless her heart, saw my plea and offered to pray for me as well. I wondered who this was, with such a kind heart, who would pray for a stranger. I found a funny and talented woman with an interesting history. She'd grown up in Hong Kong as a child of missionary parents. She's settled in Eastern WA with her "dashingly handsome sidekick" and five lovely children. I got to meet them all when they stopped by our place in Redmond, WA.
What a joy it is to celebrate Red Butterfly, Amy's debut. Here's the jacket description:
Kara never met her birth mother. Abandoned as an infant, she was taken in by an elderly American woman living in China. Now eleven, Kara spends most of her time in their apartment, wondering why she and Mama cannot leave the city of Tianjin and go live with Daddy in Montana. Mama tells Kara to be content with what she has … but what if Kara secretly wants more?
Told in lyrical, moving verse, Kara’s story is one of a girl learning to trust her own voice, discovering that love and family are limitless, and finding the wings she needs to reach new heights.
You can learn more about this pretty lady at: www.alsonnichsen.blogspot.com