If you could ask Jesus only one question, what would it be?
As an adult I can’t think of just one question I would ask. However, the little girl in my latest book knows exactly what she wants to ask Jesus.
How it began…
Whenever I tell the story of how this picture book came about, I feel the presence of God fill me. At a writing conference ten years ago, this story was an idea pitched to a Focus on the Family editor who said the words every writer loves to hear, “Send it in. I want it.”
It was published in Clubhouse Jr Magazine in 2013 with full-color illustrations.
The gift of a talented illustrator
In May of 2021 at a women’s conference, I read the story on talent show night and received a standing ovation. Afterwards, an artist, Kerstin Fletcher, approached me and said she wanted to illustrate my book.
Since publication in the magazine, I’d always dreamed of it becoming a picture book and in God’s perfect timing, here it is:
How were the illustrations done?
The illustrations are made with watercolor, one of my favorite art mediums, and then converted to digital files. Kerstin Fletcher painstakingly spent hours developing them.
To get the initial ideas, she gathered church attenders and they posed in costume by her direction. Can you imagine young children standing still for long periods of time so Kerstin could get the pose she is looking for?
I’m so grateful for her talent that makes this “book of my heart” come to life, beyond my greatest dreams.
My Question for Jesus is available on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle versions.