Violet Covered Tea Cup

The Violet Covered Teacup

A story about love from a very important time in the author's own childhood. This richly illustrated book tells the story of a small girl named Amy, her relationship with her beloved grandmother and her grandmother's passing. Amy and her mother travel to Indiana, where grandmother was born, to attend her funeral. There, Amy encounters members of her family she has never met and hears many more stories of her grandmother's life. Before returning home Amy is given a gift that she will cherish for the rest of her life. A gift of love with a special surprise.

As a grandmother, I know children love to hear stories about their parents and grandparents. The Violet-Covered Tea Cup is a story from my own childhood to share with my grandchildren and other children as well. - Merilee Cameron

Author: Merilee Cameron

Merilee Ann Cameron was born and raised in southern California, near the beach. She has traveled extensively and lived abroad. She has enjoyed writing and telling stories since she was a child. She lives with her husband, two adult children and two grandchildren in the Pacific Northwest, along the Columbia River, where she is also an artist, gardener, animal lover and community activist. The Violet-Covered Teacup is her first published work; it is the first in a series of three "Amy" books.


Illustrator: Sally Lackaff

Sally Lackaff was born in Cannon Beach, Oregon. She grew up in a VW van traveling around Europe with her family. As a young woman, she returned to Cannon Beach and began her own career as the artistic director for a small hand-produced cultural newspaper, the Upper Left Edge. After publishing her first book, Wildlife on the Edge, Sally has continued to expand as an artist, with gallery shows, freelance work, and lots of illustrating. More than anything she draws inspiration from the natural world and all its fascinating intricacies. Sally lives in Astoria, Oregon with her husband and cat, where she also dabbles in gardening, embroidery, and dreaming of more travel.


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I believe that all important events in our human lives will repeat themselves, many times during our lifetimes. I believe that beautiful "mawmaw" Mary F. Collier knew that when Merilee was born; that loving kindness had come to live in her family. Now Mother Earth is very happy and she waits for Merilee's next books.
Thank you Merilee.
With Loving Blessings,
- Joseph Beautiful Painted Arrow Rael

Thank you so much for The Violet-Covered Teacup. I found it beautifully written and illustrated. I hope Merilee writes more.
-Pam Stang, Psychotherapist, London, U.K.

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