It has been a surprising experience, this book publishing adventure! I got a call from my partner Paula, while sunning on a beach getaway with my family. She told me we had received a note and photo from Laura Bush! Noting that the first Lady herself writes children’s books , we thought she might enjoy ours. Having a relationship with the Armed Services, we knew she and the President would appreciate the sacrifice of Military children and their families. They do, and you can see the note and photo here as a testimony of that support. We are very proud to have a book that supports Military families and gives children of our brave warriors the recognition that they serve too!
The letter is hard to read so here is what it says:
(the top of the letter has a seal and says The White House)
March 4, 2008
(our names and address)
Dear Ms.Edick and Ms. Johnson,
Congratulations on the publication of your book!
Thank you for the copy of We Serve Too!-A Child’s Deployment Book and your kind inscription. President Bush and I are mindful of the burden of worry borne by the children of our deployed troops. We admire you for writing and illustrating a book to comfort these young people.
Thank you also for your kind words of support and encouragement.
With best wishes, Laura Bush (signature)