Podcast #277 // Anna Whiston Donaldson on A Hug From Heaven

I’m delighted to welcome back my friend, Ann Whiston Donaldson, to the podcast! For more of Anna, go back and listen to our first show together and our discussion of her first book, Rare Bird.

Anna is a full-time writer and speaker. Her work has been featured in Woman’s Day, Ladies Home Journal, The Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Today’s Parents and more. In today’s show, Anna and I chat about her new book, A Hug From Heaven.

A Hug from Heaven is a book that fills a real need for the “forgotten grievers”- children.  A Hug from Heaven is told from the point of view of the person who died, speaking directly to the grieving child. A child experiencing the loss of any loved one, from grandparent, parent, friend, sibling (born or unborn) will be able to find comfort in these pages. Anna tells us about the process of writing this book, how it felt different from writing Rare Bird, and how this book, while technically a children’s book, is really a book for all of us.

We also talk about grief, how to help someone grieving, how grief changes, and how the people we love never leave us.

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