Good One, God by Stacy Leicht

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Book Summary-

It’s Kelsey’s first time going fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico with Grandad and big brother Zach, and she can’t wait! When the beauty of a great blue heron prompts Grandad to say, “Good one, God,” Kelsey’s eager to find her own praise item too. And the bay is bursting with God’s good creations—turtles, fish, birds, and the salty waves themselves. But with each amazing miracle of nature, Zach beats her to the punch. Will Kelsey get her chance to thank God before it’s time to head home?

In this fun story with lively illustrations, join the author in bringing the joy of God’s creation into the everyday lives of children.

Author Bio-

Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Stacy Leicht grew up loving animals, nature, and books. She worked as an elementary school teacher and literacy curriculum facilitator for fifteen years before becoming an adjunct professor and then a supervisor in the Education Department at the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. Stacy lives with her husband, Rick, and their rescue dog, Bella, in North Carolina. She and Rick have two grown children, and Stacy treasures time with her two grandchildren and loves reading, baking, and snorkeling at the beach.

I chose the title, Good One, God for my Christian children’s book because of a moment that happened years ago in a Dodge Durango with my son.

We were driving early in the morning to hockey practice. As we started our drive in the dark, my son Zach would sometimes take a short nap on the ride or sit quietly while I talked. Our drive to the ice arena was about forty-five minutes long and happened to be down some curvy, tree-lined streets that followed the edges of a few beautiful lakes. The stately homes in the area sat back from the road and would peak out from behind tree branches to give us a glimpse of something dreamy. That particular morning, as I drove, I watched the sky become illuminated with purples, pinks and orange hues. The sunrise filled the sky and took my breath away. I spoke my son’s name, to check to see if he was awake. He was. I pointed in front of us at the glorious colors and mentioned the colors swirling together as we drove. He turned his head looking out the passenger window, watching as the artwork changed in the sky as the master mixed the colors. We discussed how the sky was changing in front of our eyes, then Zach sighed a deep thoughtful sigh, and said, “Good One, God!”

For a moment I could not say a word. I just remembered thinking that his words had captured my emotions perfectly. I looked over at Zach asking, “Why did you say those words Zach?”

“Because God seems to be painting a picture in front of us.” My eyes welled up with tears. He understood. He gave God the credit for the beauty that he saw around him.

That phrase, Good One, God became a phrase that was used often in our home. For a number of years, I pondered writing a book using those three words. Finally, I decided to take memories of my father taking my children fishing in the Gulf of Mexico as the way to use my favorite phrase. Not only does my book show wonderful family memories, but it also incorporates beautiful illustrations from my memories in Mississippi. 

I am grateful to The Author’s Lounge for sharing my story that is perfect for children ages 3-8 years old.  The book encourages children to see God’s fingerprints in nature and the importance of family bonds. My hope is that other author’s will use their own stories and memories to create meaningful stories for adults and children.

I am planning a series around the Good One, God book. You can look for more books coming in the future.

I am also currently finishing a suspense novel geared for the adult audience, that will be published in the spring. Please feel free to check out my writing on my website-https://wordpress.com/page/stacyleicht.wordpress.com/home

Twitter- https://twitter.com/StacyLeicht3

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/leichtse/

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stacy.h.leicht

Book Summary-
It’s Kelsey’s first time going fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico with Grandad and big brother Zach, and she can’t wait! When the beauty of a great blue heron prompts Grandad to say, “Good one, God,” Kelsey’s eager to find her own praise item too. And the bay is bursting with God’s good creations—turtles, fish, birds, and the salty waves themselves. But with each amazing miracle of nature, Zach beats her to the punch. Will Kelsey get her chance to thank God before it’s time to head home?
In this fun story with lively illustrations, join the author in bringing the joy of God’s creation into the everyday lives of children.

Author Bio-
Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Stacy Leicht grew up loving animals, nature, and books. She worked as an elementary school teacher and literacy curriculum facilitator for fifteen years before becoming an adjunct professor and then a supervisor in the Education Department at the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. Stacy lives with her husband, Rick, and their rescue dog, Bella, in North Carolina. She and Rick have two grown children, and Stacy treasures time with her two grandchildren and loves reading, baking, and snorkeling at the beach.

I chose the title, Good One, God for my Christian children’s book because of a moment that happened years ago in a Dodge Durango with my son.
We were driving early in the morning to hockey practice. As we started our drive in the dark, my son Zach would sometimes take a short nap on the ride or sit quietly while I talked. Our drive to the ice arena was about forty-five minutes long and happened to be down some curvy, tree-lined streets that followed the edges of a few beautiful lakes. The stately homes in the area sat back from the road and would peak out from behind tree branches to give us a glimpse of something dreamy. That particular morning, as I drove, I watched the sky become illuminated with purples, pinks and orange hues. The sunrise filled the sky and took my breath away. I spoke my son’s name, to check to see if he was awake. He was. I pointed in front of us at the glorious colors and mentioned the colors swirling together as we drove. He turned his head looking out the passenger window, watching as the artwork changed in the sky as the master mixed the colors. We discussed how the sky was changing in front of our eyes, then Zach sighed a deep thoughtful sigh, and said, “Good One, God!”
For a moment I could not say a word. I just remembered thinking that his words had captured my emotions perfectly. I looked over at Zach asking, “Why did you say those words Zach?”
“Because God seems to be painting a picture in front of us.” My eyes welled up with tears. He understood. He gave God the credit for the beauty that he saw around him.
That phrase, Good One, God became a phrase that was used often in our home. For a number of years, I pondered writing a book using those three words. Finally, I decided to take memories of my father taking my children fishing in the Gulf of Mexico as the way to use my favorite phrase. Not only does my book show wonderful family memories, but it also incorporates beautiful illustrations from my memories in Mississippi.
I am grateful to The Author’s Lounge for sharing my story that is perfect for children ages 3-8 years old. The book encourages children to see God’s fingerprints in nature and the importance of family bonds. My hope is that other author’s will use their own stories and memories to create meaningful stories for adults and children.
I am planning a series around the Good One, God book. You can look for more books coming in the future.
I am also currently finishing a suspense novel geared for the adult audience, that will be published in the spring. Please feel free to check out my writing on my website-https://wordpress.com/page/stacyleicht.wordpress.com/home
Twitter- https://twitter.com/StacyLeicht3
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/leichtse/
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/stacy.h.leicht


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