New Book by Sharie C. Lockhart Gives Glimpse into NICU

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‘Patty Prepares for her Little Brother’ tells of sibling’s experience with premature brother

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The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a place filled with strong emotions as doctors and nurses work to save infant lives. Author Sharie C. Lockhart, a certified pediatrician specializing in neonatology, draws from her experiences in the NICU to write her new children’s book, “Patty Prepares for her Little Brother: A book created to help families understand the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit” (published by AuthorHouse).

Set within the NICU, “Patty Prepares for her Little Brother” tells the story of young Patty excitedly waiting for the arrival of her sibling. Unfortunately, her brother, Max, makes his appearance earlier than expected as he is born premature. The book tells the story of this NICU experience from Patty’s perspective.

“Prematurity is now the leading cause of infant death,” Lockhart says. “There is not a book of this kind that focuses on helping the families understand the NICU.”

An excerpt from “Patty Prepares for her Little Brother”:

“My Daddy came home from the hospital, but my little brother and my Mommy are no where to be found. ‘Where is my little brother? Where is Mommy?’ I asked. ‘Patty,’ says Daddy, ‘Mommy is resting at the hospital and will be home soon. Your little brother is at the hospital too, and will stay longer because he is small.’ I did not understand.”

“Patty Prepares for her Little Brother”
By Sharie C. Lockhart, M.D.
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 22 pages | ISBN 9781496933041
E-Book | 22 pages | ISBN 9781496933058
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sharie C. Lockhart, M.D. is a board certified pediatrician specializing in neonatology and has been creating stories since childhood.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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