We’re very proud to announce that the children’s picture book I’ve been working on with Tim Dunnigan, an author in the USA has now been published.
I’m a Hero Too offers a developmental journey into some of the more common emotions young children face, but find difficult to define or express in the absence of a military parent. It offers insights to guide the child’s desires to be involved with the absent parent through activities and meaningful thoughts. Whether the absence is thirty days for a military school, training rotations, or a one-year unit deployment, our story makes suggestions on how to stay in touch with feelings, emotions, and the absent parent.
I’m a Hero Too was written over an entire military career. It was only when I retired from active duty that I truly viewed the summation of all the sacrifices my children made over the years. Although my younger children are more appreciative of the age-appropriateness of the book, it is no less relevant for my older kids as it was their emotional connection to my career that motivated me to write. You could say this book was inspired by actual events because it tells the story not only of my family’s experiences, but also of countless families we interacted with and befriended over a career.
Please do go and look at the site, Tim has produced a wonderful book which speaks to the very heart of what it’s like for the children of deployed forces parents. Something I am not entirely unfamiliar with myself, as some of my family were/are in the RAF.
Working with Tim has been an utter pleasure, he has a very focussed and unique vision and an innate ability to project that vision for me to pick up and run with. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for the chance to work with him on I’m a Hero Too, it’s been a great project to work on.