Children's Book by Jessica M. Collette Addresses Passing of a Loved One - Offers Hope Through Grief for All Ages

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Your Special Star is a book for children and adults alike. The charming story will inspire all to continue living while sharing the legacy of a loved one.

Find Your Special Star…find a glimmer of hope through grief.

“Find Your Special Star…find a glimmer of hope through grief.” Your Special Star is thoughtfully written and self-published by first time author Jessica M. Collette and beautifully illustrated by Mary Manning. Having witnessed the heartache of loss after the passing of an only child, Jessica discovered the importance of carrying on the legacy of those who are no longer physically present. Due to the universal nature of this topic, the author hopes this story helps many cope with loss, as well.

Book Summary:

Find hope after the passing of a loved one. Follow Bobby’s example and find Your Special Star. The words on the scroll provide encouragement and comfort when sad. Embrace those words as a guide through personal loss, too. Like Bobby, take comfort in knowing, love from above, is always sent from Your Special Star.

Your Special Star is dedicated to the author’s late son, Joshua, who persevered through many medical complications during a 14-year lifespan. Reflecting on life with Joshua, Jessica states, “My aspiration was to better his life. Through my writing, I hope it signifies how much knowing him has bettered my life.” Joshua is not only the inspiration for Your Special Star, but also for an upcoming novel, poetry, as well as providing motivation throughout the author’s everyday life.

Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4787-0078-4
Cover Price: $15.95
Pages: 36
Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Death & Dying
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Distributed via: Ingram
Published by: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication Date: August 13, 2014

Born and raised in New England, Jessica currently resides in Cumberland, RI with husband, Joe and a spunky Boston Terrier. For more information, including a media kit, please visit

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