Angel Brings God's Love to a Scared Child in New Book by Houston Native Margie Udden, Ph.D.

Dec 07, 2010, 17:38 ET from MARGIEUDDEN.COM

HOUSTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An angel brings God's love to a scared little girl in a new children's book by Christian writer, illustrator and educator Margie Udden, Ph.D.

Released in November by Crossbooks, Victoria's Surprise chronicles Victoria's bedtime ritual, which begins in prayer but almost ends in disaster after her mother leaves and a storm sends the child scurrying under covers.

Udden, who earned a doctorate in education from Syracuse University, says she wrote and illustrated the book after her young daughter told her she was afraid to sleep at night.

"I would tell her that there are angels all around and that she's never alone, that I asked them to protect her," says the mother of two, who also is now completing a three-year AMS Administrator's Montessori certification course.

"Sometimes – when it's very quiet – I hear the soft ruffling of angels' wings," says Udden, who also is a licensed massage therapist and Reiki Master.

"They do it just to let me know they're there."

Combining angels, fairies and her educational expertise to write a Christian-themed book, was an inspiration, says the Texas native.

Udden is a member of the Children's Writer Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She volunteers with the Junior League of Houston and recently founded Casa de Luz, a non-profit, after-school program for children and families of all walks of life.

For more information – and, to download free paintings of Victoria's angel – visit