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                      A story of loss for adults that can be shared with a grieving child. 

Squirrel and Oak: A Story of Hope is a story for parents, teachers, or therapists to use to have an honest and real conversation about loss with children. The complex feelings surrounding death are not easy to express, especially if you are a child. Squirrel and Oak is a story that can be read and discussed together, helping with the healing process. The beautiful illustrations and message take the reader on a powerful journey through the darkness of loss, to the light of understanding and hope.

Squirrel and Oak
was inspired by Megan's love for the renown Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and the stages of grief she identified: shock, sadness, to understanding and final acceptance. Bereavement is a journey that can be seen every day in the natural world and Megan's story is offered as hope for anyone who has had to say good bye to someone they love.

The first few pages of Squirrel and Oak...



What's been said about Squirrel and Oak...

Death can cut through us like a living buzz saw, but as squirrel discoveres in this beautiful book, death isn't final. This is a powerful story for all ages and we guarantee it will take your hand and go by your side through your own journey of death, grief and life.
-Joy Johnson, Co-Founder, Centering Corporation and Ted E Bear Hollow, a center for grieving children.

"As a recent widow and mother of two young sons whose father died, I relate so much to this story.  As I read it, I feel acceptance of wherever I am in my process of grief.  I feel readers of all ages will also feel this.  Squirrel and Oak offers hope of moving through grief and coming to acceptance after loss.  I love this open-hearted and spiritual book!" -Kathy Bishop, widow and mother

"Your book is such a wonderful metaphor for finding hope after loss and incorporating continuing bonds into our lives.  We appreciate all you do for Open To Hope and for the grieving world.  You are an example to all that life does go on after loss."
-Dr. Heidi Horsley, Executive Director: Open to Hope Foundation

To order your signed copy of Squirrel and Oak: A Story of Hope click the button below. 

Cost: $12.95 per book plus $3.00 shipping (1) and $1.50 for each additional book. Texas residents please add 8.25% sales tax

About the author:

After the separate deaths of her mother and brother at age 19, Megan used art and writing as a healing tool to assist with her own loss experience. She has been dedicated to creating opportunities for children and adults to express their most difficult emotions through the creative arts for over twenty years. 

Megan believes the arts can help heal even the deepest wounds and she has made it her mission to make it accessible to those who need it most.  She is excited to reach and help children with her book and is thrilled to be a new author; something she knows would make her former English teacher mother very proud.

Megan married the love of her life in 2011 and together they are enjoying life in New Mexico with their 2 cats-- the inspiration for Megan's next book!

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