Jennifer Salmon Melton and Stephanie Salmon Weis, sisters from Richmond, have co-authored “Pink Sky at Night,” an inspiring story released one year after their father died from lung cancer. “Pink Sky at Night” is published by Mascot Books of Herndon, Virginia.
“Our book is the story of profound loss and resulting uncertainty that engulfs a family as they grieve, attempt to heal and try to chart a path forward” Jennifer said. “When we started writing, we wanted to author a children’s book that we could read to our own children as a way of initiating discussions about their grandfather, whom they adored,” added Stephanie.
But after presenting the story to Mascot Books CEO, Naren Aryal, it became clear that the Salmon Sisters’ story wouldn’t only strike a chord with children. Aryal said, “The story is thought provoking, and as a father of two girls myself, I found myself contemplating my relationship with my own children, and wondering if I’m doing everything I can to leave a lasting positive impression on my children, just as Steve Salmon did with his daughters. That’s when I knew the Salmon Sisters had a story that would inspire readers of all ages.”
The work of creating the book was a labor of love for Jennifer and Stephanie, with each sibling playing a key role in the creative process. “Our father loved to write, and since he died, we’ve found writing to be great therapy and a way of connecting with him,” Stephanie said. Jennifer, who took the lead on the book’s artwork, said “Everyone faces tragedy and loss at some point. We hope that many lives are touched by our story and that it will bring families together as they navigate their way through the grieving process and beyond.”
In the short time since the book’s release, “Pink Sky at Night” has already made an impact on readers:
"I really enjoyed the book, especially the preface. The gum shared through the fence was a powerful hook and the images of being weighed down by the water were overwhelming. The art work was haunting," said Sandra Hunt of Mechanicsville, VA.
“This quick read will leave a lasting impression of how one can grow stronger through dealing with tragedy. After reading this story, people of all ages will hopefully shine a little brighter and discover "our own light within.” said John Murdy of Richmond, VA
Almost instantly, The Salmon Sisters have found themselves in-demand for book-related events with several book signing scheduled in the coming weeks and months.
Barnes and Noble Chesterfield Towne Center- Saturday May 1, Saturday June 12, 1-3
Barnes and Noble Libbie Place- Saturday May 8, Saturday June 19, 2-4
Barnes and Noble Short Pump- Sunday May 2, Sunday 13, 1-4
“Pink Sky at Night” is sold wherever books are sold, including Barnes and Noble, Borders, and online at www.amazon.com and www.mascotbooks.com.
“Pink Sky At Night”
Stephanie Salmon Weis and Jennifer Salmon Melton
Suggested Retail Price: $12.95
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Jennifer Melton at 804.852.0886
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