The Princess with Two Castles

9781467043823_COVER.inddChildren’s book celebrates single-parent households

Even princesses don’t have perfect lives.

In her new children’s book, Princess Lily, Ood Stalcup introduces readers to Lily, a princess with a life that’s pretty close to perfect, even though her parents are separated. Through the story of a father’s love for his daughter, Stalcup conveys the importance of a healthy, divorced co-parenting relationship.

Stalcup was prompted to write the book after she was unable to find a Father’s Day card that celebrated a single parent. Inspired by the relationship between her single friend and his daughter, Stalcup uses their relationship as an example of a positive single-parent household.

“My instructor and his daughter obviously love and appreciate each other very much, despite the fact that he only see her two days a week,” Stalcup says. “Princess Lily celebrates the fact that single parents can care for a child as well as dual parents.

“I’m not saying it’s easy, but the reward will show on your children’s faces.” For more information, visit Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or AuthorHouse

Ood Stalcup’s love for children has brought her to write her first book, Princess Lily. A native of Thailand, she grew up helping her mother take care and tutor neighborhood children. Currently, she lives in Kansas with her husband. Her two children are accomplished in academics and the arts, and now live out of state.

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