In Conversation With Looking for Something”
When someone passes away at a young age, family and loved ones can take comfort in the fact that their life touched many and that their memory and legacy will live on.
One brave little girl from Buffalo, NY named Lydia, who passed away from cancer as a teenager, inspired many of her family, friends, teachers, and everyone she came into contact with, and her story now serves as the inspiration and the backdrop for an amazing new children’s book, which is encouraging kids all around the world to enjoy their adventures and to treasure the experiences along their path.
Joining us on today’s edition of the Reading With Your Kids Podcast is the children’s author Sue Arts, to share more of Lydia’s courageous story and the release of Looking For Something (published by Christian Faith Publishing), the new children’s book that Lydia helped to inspire.
More about the author
A dream about her honorary niece Lydia who passed away from cancer at the age of 16, inspired Sue Arts to write a story. It started out a personal story for Lydia’s family, incorporating figures and, events that had special meaning to them. With encouragement from Lydia’s parents, Linda and Albert, Sue took the leap to get it published.
Looking For Something is about a little girl, Lydi, who is bored, as kids get, and goes off on a day-long adventure. The first venture into writing books for children, it is a story that Sue intended for anytime enjoyment, but particularly bedtime reading. She wanted something fun and happy to encourage sweet dreams.
Looking For Something is just the beginning. Sue plans on continuing the Lydi & Sassy series, all in honor of, and dedicated to, the memory of Lydia.
The second adventure in the Lydi & Sassy series, The Green Gem, is right now in the hands of Sue’s publishers, Christian Faith Publishing, with its release coming soon.
Sue lives and works in Western New York with her husband Ted and their seven cats and are living a most wonderful life, side-by-side with birds, squirrels, and an occasional raccoon, opossum, or deer in their backyard.
Sue loves to interact with her readers on Facebook (@Sue.Arts.7).
Learn more about “Looking for Something”
Lydi is a happy little girl who loves to explore. In “Looking for Something” it’s the beginning of summer vacation and already bored, Lydi is off on a day long adventure looking for something. Along the way she meets some wonderful new friends. Together they have fun, make interesting discoveries, and eventually meet a grand old turtle who shares his wonderful story and more. Join Lydi and her amazing friends on their great adventure.
Looking for Something is available on Amazon!! Get your copy today!!!
Readers can purchase“Looking for Something” at traditional brick and mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or inquiries about “Looking for Something”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.
In This Episode Of The Reading With Your Kids Podcast,
- You’ll be introduced to Children’s author Susan Arts, and her wonderful book, Looking for Something
- What inspired Susan to write this book?
- Her close friendship with Lydia & her family.
- Why she decided to honor Lydia’s legacy and memory with a children’s book.
- How real-life experiences from Lydia’s life provided the backdrop for Looking For Something?
- What has been her reader’s reactions to this book?
- What are some of the key points you hope children, parents, teachers, and anyone else who feels called to read Looking For Something to take away from your book?
- A sneak preview of her forthcoming release, The Green Jem…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!
A big Thank you to Susan Arts for doing this interview! We’re so cheerful to pass on her amazing book to our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of her books in the future!
We’d love to hear from you! Contact us and together we can discuss what ideas you think should be included in a future episode, and we can explore potentially setting up an interview. Our goal is to have all voices at the table!
Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day😆