I wrote about Kathy Williams Mashburn, Georgia author, last year when her precious book “A Birthday Clown for Archer” was first published. Many people have a strange fear of clowns and this book addressed that issue and the fact that clowns are just ordinary people with a costume on. Kathy has done it again with the launch of her new children’s book, “Wiggy Wanda”.
This book deals with the subject of cancer, the treatment, side affects and other aspects of a disease that touches so many lives in today’s world. When Kathy’s aunt was diagnosed with cancer years ago Kathy’s then eight year old daughter, Rana, asked if she could have the aunt’s wig if she died. The aunt insisted on giving Rana the wig right then and there, telling her to enjoy it now….not after someone dear has died. Such words of wisdom and such a lesson for us all in enjoying life now.
Not only has Kathy written this wonderful book, she has created a “Wiggy Wanda” doll, complete with its own wig. I think this is such a great way to open the door for conversation among family members of all ages when dealing with this devastating disease. It gives parents a way to talk with children about the different stages of treatment and what can be expected. ”Wiggy Wanda” is a compassionate story to be shared by young and old. Read more about the book here: www.wiggywanda.com, and watch the trailer by clicking below!
Kathy has generously offered a giveaway of a copy of “Wiggy Wanda” to one special reader! Leave a comment, comment on The Permanent Tourist facebook and we’ll announce a winner on Wednesday! I can’t wait to see what Kathy will be up to next! Her children’s books entertain and inspire….I know what ever is coming next will not let readers down!