On October 14th, a new sunflower was brought into the world, The Sunflower Princess! This little beauty has been in my heart and life for a very long time but she is just now being introduced to the world.
The SFP (Sunflower Princess) came into being as an idea and story about 14 years ago when my then-boyfriend gave me a bouquet of sunflowers and a card that said: "To my sunflower princess." It was a very sweet gift and one that immediately inspired a story. It hit me so fast that quite literally, I had to write it down as fast as I could.
At the time it was a romantic love story - go figure - but was later changed to the more Universal love story that it is now. It actually took many years for me to get the courage to perfect and finish the story - and to find the right illustrator - so that I could share it publicly. Now it has been published and released in the book The Sunflower Princess: A Healing Fairy Tale.
The Sunflower Princess: A Healing Fairy Tale was written with adults in mind, but is totally appropriate for children of all ages. Described by one reader as "a wonderful tool to achieve harmony within" and "a thoughtful & magical gift for a friend or family member in need of meaningful healing" this book tells a lyrical story about a little seed that has been unexpectedly swept away from her familiar world into one of difficult times and isolation. Through her journey, she learns to have hope and, eventually, “to grow and bloom like no other.”
The lessons from the story will speak to almost anyone who has dealt with loss, grief, depression, addiction/addiction, isolation, illness, and many other life or personal challenges. The book is intended to bring the reader healing, hope, and inspiration to move forward.
From the author, Felicia Brown: "I believe there is a purpose for everything in your life, even adversity and loss. The life you live and the grace you show in dealing with challenges and blessings big and small can be an inspiration to others around you - whether you know it or not. I hope The Sunflower Princess will inspire you and encourage you to blossom inside and out.