Losing a loved one can be a crushing blow, especially for a child. Meg Kappel hopes her new book, “Kisses on the Wind,” can provide some hope to anyone shouldering that loss.
“I believe 100 percent in the book’s promise: love can be shared through time and space and even after death,” Kappel said. “Love never dies.”
In the magical adventure, friends Sequoia and Mohee grow up together fishing, swimming and exploring nature in their village. When war threatens, Mohee must join the battle, leaving Sequoia behind.
A 1973 graduate of Severna Park High School and a former Linstead resident, Kappel said the story was inspired by her own experiences.
“My father died suddenly when I was 18,” she said. “My entire family was devastated. This unimaginable loss led me to a lifelong search for answers: where do we go when we die? Is death final? Does love live on? I found my answers, and this story began to take shape in my mind.”
Kappel now lives in Georgetown, Delaware, where she spent eight years writing “Kisses on the Wind.” Through a nationwide search, she found illustrator Samantha Silvas of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
“Although originally intended for children or young teens, the story and its vivid illustrations can be enjoyed at many different levels,” Kappel said. “A senior friend of mine said that her book club enjoyed it so much they ordered the book for gifts for their grandchildren.”
“Kisses on the Wind” is available through most book retailers and Amazon.
“These are stressful times that need more beauty, love and hope,” Kappel said. “This little book provides those for children, parents and grandparents alike.”