A Message of Love
About the Book
Travel back in time to 1959 as Linda remembers her grandmother telling family stories while they make a memory quilt. Linda is eight years old. Granny selects material for the quilt’s blocks from pieces of clothing worn by family members. It is Linda’s job to document these blocks in a scrapbook. When the quilt is given to Linda, it will contain a hidden message for her to find. Humor and love will abound right up to the final stitch taken at the quilting bee in A Message of Love.
About the Author
April Rachelle Robins - Author
The peaceful setting of her farm in the Red River Valley often inspires April Robins to paint her countryside in words. She is an honors graduate from Texas A&M University with a BS in Computer Science. After years of working on software projects related to the welfare of children, April retired and pursued her love of writing children’s books. She is a wife, mother to Ruby, mother-in-law to Celeste, and grandmother to Austin, Eli, Sarah, and Zachary.
Celeste Robins – Co-Writer
As a mother, homemaker, and an active school system volunteer, Celeste Robins’ life is rich with purpose. Celeste has the uncanny ability to transpose any passage into a child’s level of understanding.
Ruby Robins – Co-Writer
Holding a degree in elementary education from the University of North Texas, Ruby Robins is a former kindergarten and second grade teacher. She approaches her writing with an eye toward acceptance by the school systems.
Kelly Carter – Illustrator
Living in the quiet north woods of Upper Michigan, Kelly Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in Art & Design from Northern Michigan University. She has been working full time as an illustrator for several years. Her artwork has been used in many children’s books, fiction book covers, and a variety of web and print publications.