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LUCASVILLE – Local author Whitney Lane Ward, of Rubyville, Ohio, will host a book launch party at the Scioto County Fairgrounds on Friday, September 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. published Ward’s children’s picture book titled MORE than your mountains and it became available for purchase from August 6, 2021.
The books will be available for purchase at the launch party, or you can bring your own copy for signing.
“I wanted to make sure I had enough copies available for the book’s launch, so I picked the 17th,” Ward said. The evening will include activities for the kids, an author’s book reading, and more.
The book was written over the past two years and is based on Ward’s own illness which began at a young age. This is the world a child with a chronic illness faces that is different from the outside world of their friends. She hopes that children who can understand her own story will feel hope and know that God has a purpose for them and that they are victorious and strong.
“It was a labor of love for a while,” she said. “My hope is to reduce the bullying of children with chronic illnesses, like I was. “
Although written for ages 4-8, she believes parents and adults can learn something from the book too.
The short description of the book reads: “Did you know that God made you MORE than your illness, and that He has a purpose for you?” Well, he did and he does! It doesn’t matter how many needle sticks you get that make you scream “Ouch! Or scary tests that make you want to scream, or cold waiting rooms you have to sit in that make you look small, God sees you, your bravery, and MORE he created you to be.
Whitney Lane Ward, author of MORE than your Mountains, holds her children’s picture book in each hand.