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My bio: Anita Diggs has worked as a book editor for Random House, Time Warner Trade Publishing and ThundeHr’s Mouth Press. She has lectured across the country on the topics of novel writing, book proposal development and how to get a literary agent. The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, C-Span, The New York Daily News have interviewed her. Columbia Journalism Review placed Ms. Diggs on their “The Shapers” list for the year 2000. The Shapers is a list of prominent New Yorkers who shape the national media agenda.
Join me on my journey of healing after the violent murder of my son. I have a message to share with millions of mothers just like me who're grieving, after the murder of their child.
A Mother will always carry a heavier burden of losing a child than anyone else. She carried that child for nine months. She felt him move in her body when no one else could. She laid there and pushed him into the world, looking over at the doctor asking him, "Is my baby okay?", or waiting to hear his first cry.
After all the hard labor of bringing that precious child into the world, you now wait to be able to feed him for the first time.
A Mother feels the emptiness in her heart more than anyone else when a child dies. That little outfit she brought him home in from the hospital was special.
The little sweaterset with the matching booties and a blanket. She wraps him up tightly while he's sound asleep as she looks at him with a smile and holds him close to her.
Once a mother gets home she reaches for her baby, undresses him and just stares at the little bundle of joy.
A few weeks later, the baby has to go to the doctor to get his first shots. She holds him so close because she knows he is about to be in pain. She can make him feel better.
When she looks at him after getting his first shot, she feels so helpless. She couldn't make it better for him, so she gently kisses him and he lays his little head on her chest, the little sniffles she hears makes her cry.
Our children are being murdered. Lying in the street drowning in their own blood. The screams and cries of our children are silent. A mother wonders when a child is shot, did he call out her name. I always wondered if Kenny called my name as he was shot. I will never know. He never regained consciousness. He died, after a seven day battle to live.
A Silent Scream is an exceptional non-fiction book. It is anointed by God.
If there was no "A Silent Scream" there would be no me. I was dying in grief. I was giving up. The pain was too hard to bear. I lost my faith in God and I lost a relationship that meant the most in the world to me the closeness I had with my children. I loved them the best I could, in the situation I was forced into.
If you know a Mother who has lost a child, share A Silent Scream with her. She needs to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am a witness to it.
I can't reach every mother except with your help.
Sometimes all she needs is a hug.
This email is to reach 1 million mothers before Mother's Day. Let's start today. Help her to know that we care about how she feels.
If you never lost a child I pray you never do.
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Even though you're planning to write children's books, I hope you are a fan of fiction that celebrates the black college experience. I know that Trafford Publishing offers specials for writerws of children's novel and you can send off for a free self publishing guide to get your research going because that inner book has got to be released. So let it go and let's get accquainted. Check out my profile and poem at the Poetry Jam forum and let me know what you think. PEACE
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