Michelle Beber is not your traditional children’s picture book author. She is an “angel intuitive” which means she is able to “connect” with the angelic realm. Beber receives messages from angels that have turned into picture book manuscripts. She is also what is known as a “lightworker” who is working with Archangel Michael to bring God’s healing love and light to the world, especially to children.
Beber started to believe in and work with angels in 2008 and never looked back. After learning everything she could about angels and how they communicate, she learned to develop her psychic abilities and was blessed with the text for her first book about angels. She has been on an amazing spiritual journey that has resulted in the rewarding life purpose of bringing comfort and joy to children.
Beber is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Congratulations on the release of your latest book, Angels, Angels, Everywhere. When did you start writing and what got you into children’s picture books?
I started writing in 2010 and planned to put a different book into the marketplace first, but when I received the beautiful words and visions that became Angels, Angels, Everywhere, I knew it was supposed to be my debut book. My life completely changed when I started believing in angels, asking them for help, and listening to their guidance. I’ve always loved to write, but now I’m doing what I was truly meant to do which is help children.
Angels, Angels, Everywhere lets children know that they are never alone, that they have an angelic support system around them 24/7, and that they are unconditionally loved at all times. The book was designed as a tool to help children work through the various emotions they might encounter as they go through life’s ups and downs.
The book covers emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, and loneliness, but it also lets children know that angels celebrate with them when they’re proud of an accomplishment and when they’re happy. The text is written in delightful rhythm and rhyme, and each of the beautiful illustrations captures every emotion perfectly.
By keeping the book non-denominational, I wanted it to be easily accessible to all religious groups and even to those who might not be religious at all. By making the illustrations racially diverse, every child will be able to see himself or herself within the book’s pages.
What was your inspiration for Angels, Angels, Everywhere?
My inspiration was my love of angels and my appreciation for all that they’ve done for me. The words in my book were literally Divinely inspired, and I know they were given to me as a blessing for my continued faith and trust. I knew I was here to serve others, and the angels decided it was time to show me my life purpose.
Who is your target audience?
While my book is designed for children, I think anyone can benefit from the positive messages. Since parents will be reading the book to their children, they’ll receive the messages too. I’m hoping the book might become a popular gift book for all ages.
What do you hope readers will get from your book?
I hope readers will not only delight in the wonderful words and pictures, but also will become empowered by the messages. My mission is to teach, touch, and entertain readers with every book that I publish. I feel so strongly about this that I trademarked the slogan: To Teach, To Touch, To Entertain™.
What was your publishing process like?
I chose to self-publish through Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing, because I wanted to align myself with a company that shared my spiritual and metaphysical philosophy. They selected an amazing illustrator, Susan Shorter, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I had a book I could truly be proud of in nine months.
What do you love most about the writer’s life?
There’s nothing like having the freedom to create whatever you want with nothing but words. I love being able to sit outside in nature with just a pen and paper and create something special. Writing books is a wonderful way to make a difference in the world.
Do you have a website or blog where readers can find out more about your work?
Where is your book available?
What is your advice for aspiring authors?
The internet is filled with tons of information on traditional and self-publishing. Do plenty of research on the different avenues available to you, and follow the path that’s best suited to your particular circumstances.
Don’t feel pressured to get your book out there. It’s not a competition. What’s meant for you will be yours because it’s part of your life purpose. There’s room for everyone because we each bring our own unique flair to our creations.
If you’re passionate about writing, and you have ideas that you love, go for it! Don’t let anything stop you from achieving your dream. It’s what you were meant to do. Stay positive, work hard, and have patience. It can take a long time to put your book into the marketplace, but once you do, it’s the most gratifying feeling you’ll ever have.
Anything else you’d like to tell my readers?
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