|About the Book|
Have you felt lost and hurt thinking that your problems were so big that they couldn’t be fixed? Darrius McMillan, who is 13 years old, couldn’t see the love and support he had in his life because he was so blinded by what he didn’t have. While goingMoreHave you felt lost and hurt thinking that your problems were so big that they couldn’t be fixed? Darrius McMillan, who is 13 years old, couldn’t see the love and support he had in his life because he was so blinded by what he didn’t have. While going through trials such as sickness, death and dealing with a mother who used drugs, he found his strength in the love of his grandmother.His grandmother taught him that prayer changed things.A Hole in My Heart is set in the author’s home-town of East St. Louis. This book addresses the impact that drugs have on the entire family, especially the children.Rose Jackson-Beavers grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois and received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Illinois State and Southern Illinois Universities. She is a program director in the Social Service Industry. She spends her time working in church and volunteering her time to local organizations throughout her community. She has worked as a freelance writer for bothmagazines and local newspapers. Currently, she writes a column for a local newspaper. She lives in Florissant, Missouri, with her husband Cedric and daughter, Adeesha. She is the author of Sumthin’ T’ Say and Quilt Designs and Poetry Rhymes. She has completed several novels and will release them through Prioritybooks Publications.Edward Booker is a high school student. He is active in his church. He enjoys playing basketball, working on his computer and hanging out with his friends. Edward is an avid reader and loves to write poetry. He lives in East St. Louis with his family. He is the nephew of Rose. A Hole in My Heart is his firstnovel.