New children’s book teaches young readers to be brave enough as they face their fears

New children’s book teaches young readers to be brave enough as they face their fears

Heather Millard announces the release of ‘Moonlight Monsters’

“I was scared by shadows on the wall of my bedroom and I had to be brave enough to get out of bed and turn on the light. I hope that this idea of being able to think about something other than what you are scared of might help lower the emotion of fear and help you to be brave,” Heather Millard states.

“Moonlight Monsters” (published by AuthorHouse) tells the story of Alexander, a boy who is around 8 years old and sees scary shadows on his wall which frighten him so much that he believes the shadows to be monsters. The shadows are called, Jangles, Mozzarella, Daisy and Ritzi. They have come from the office of shadows with the job of helping children find out how brave they can be. Alexander decides to give them his chocolate chip cookie and even though he is so scared, he confronts them and tells them to share it. Alexander then discovers that he can be brave even when he is afraid.

“Children have vivid imaginations and can create fearful situations where perhaps none exist. They need to know that in spite of the feelings of being frightened, they can rise above it and find out that they can choose their thoughts and choose what they wish to think,” Millard says.’

When asked what she wants readers to take away from the book, Millard answers, “My hopes are that this story will give a child the realization that they can experience a happy thought at the same time as being scared.” For more details about the book, please visit

“Moonlight Monsters”
By Heather Millard
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781665543538
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 26 pages | ISBN 9781665543521
E-Book | 26 pages | ISBN 9781665543514
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Heather Millard is 93 years old and was evacuated to Australia and America during the Second World War. Later in 1952, she and her husband emigrated to Miami, Florida, and became American citizens. She has her MSW and interned at Easter Seals working with children. Writing for children has been a lifelong interest since she was in her late teens. This book is dedicated to her two grandchildren Emma and Alexander.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrates over 23 years of service to authors. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 833-262-8899.


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