Megan, what inspired you to pen a children’s book, One More Hug?
My son, while waiting for the school bus, had anxiety as the doors opened. He kept running back to me for “one more hug” and this went on for a year. I realized how important it was to meet his basic request. This became our little saying “there’s always time for one more hug!”
What is your book’s message?
Children are asking for more than a hug with this request. They are asking for love, attention and reassurance. The book’s message is to make time for these sweet moments, and cherish them. It is especially for little boys.
You also co-wrote a song for the book. How does the song bring the power of your book to the fore?
As a king-time correspondent to the top-rated national syndication news magazine TV show, Inside Edition, do you work hours that don’t always allow you to give your children all of the hugs that you want to share?
Your book shows young boys it is okay to have fears and needs, even as they get older, and that it is okay to share those feelings with the people who love them. Why is it so hard for young children to develop inner confidence?
Too soon. Our boys can do both - be tough and be sensitive.
Megan, you were raised in Seattle, but you split your time now between Nashville and New York City, raising your two young sons with your husband. How challenging is it to be a parent today?
Have you read your book to your boys? What was their review?
Do you have any advice for others looking to write a children’s book?
Write what you know, and keep it simple. :)