One of the toughest challenges any kid faces is overcoming the very natural fear of the dark. Debra and Glenn Harrison and their adorable daughter, Emily Grace, suffered through and won that battle together. Afterwards, Debra wrote and illustrated a children’s book that told their real-world, real-life story in words and unforgettable illustrations that every mother and child will love.
Creatures in My Room, Harrison’s first book, is a remarkable piece with nearly 50 pages, dozens of Debra’s watercolors, and narrative told completely in rhyme.
“Emily was afraid of the dark, and she would see little creatures out of the piles of clothes or other objects in the house,” Debra says in a phone conversation from her home in Titusville, Pennsylvania.
“My husband and I both have read to her since she was a baby, but the books seemed kind of hollow and lacking. When you were done with the story it seemed like a waste of time,” she continues.
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