About

My love for you is a river...

My love for you is a river…

I’m children’s author Julie Hedlund, and I got the idea for MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN late one night as I was snuggling my children in bed. Unlike most times when the muse strikes me past midnight, this time I sprang from the bed, went straight to my computer and wrote the first draft of the book.

I grew up on a lake in the woods of Northern Michigan. Being outdoors in nature was a defining part of my childhood, so how better to express my love for my children than with metaphors from the natural world? My Love for You is the Sun, a Tree, the Rain, a River…

What I didn’t realize at the time I wrote the book was that, while I did indeed write it for my children, I also wrote it for my father. I attribute my love of nature to his gentle, loving introduction to its beauty and wonders during my childhood. As a result, MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN is about more than the love of a parent for a child. It is about the universal, infinite nature of love.

My hope is that this book gives people everywhere a way to express and share their love with one another.

MY LOVE FOR YOU IS THE SUN will be published in September, 2014 by Little Bahalia Publishing, and features stunning clay illustrations from artist Susan Eaddy.