NOTE: Be on the look out in October 2017 for the next book in the series, Families Growing in Faith: Daddy, I Want to Know God!!

“Vanessa has given children a beautiful glimpse of God and His love in a way that will draw them near to Him and let them feel wrapped in His love.”
~Jill Roman Lord, Author of If Jesus Came to Visit Me

Mama, I Want to See God

Mama-Front-Cover-478x600Do I look like God? Where can I see Him? Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother these questions and more in this rhyming verse book. In answer, Mother’s tender and patient responses model God’s love.

At the story’s end, Mother has answered all of the questions, letting the child have a true connection with God.

The purity of children and the spirituality of all cultures radiate in this touching story.




“Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Religious” category of the 2016 Best Book Awards.”





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In addition to the online sites above, you can also purchase this book at:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Egleston Hospital Gift Shop
1405 Clifton Road
Decatur, GA 30322

Saint Phillip A.M.E. Church, Betty Wilson Bookstore
240 Candler Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

You can also check out this book at the following DeKalb County, GA Libraries and Conyers, GA Library:

3123 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038

Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown
2861 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30034

Nancy Guinn Memorial Library
864 Green Street SW
Conyers, GA 30012
Section: Local Authors Collection

Demopolis Public Library
211 East Washington Street
Demopolis, AL 36732
Section: E FOR

Luverne Public Library
148 E. Third Street
Luverne, AL 36049
Section: E FOR

Relief Notes: Encouraging Letters for Tough Times

e89eece9c65c8aabc7e56e026805ed09Vanessa Fortenberry is a contributor to this book, which offers brief but relatable messages from people of faith who have overcome adversities. While struggling through the valleys of life, the 22 authors of this little 120-page anthology wants readers to know that they are not alone.





I enjoy writing for children and about children. These characters struggle at home, at school, and at play. However, they find comfort, love, patience, and understanding from their earthly guardians. Ultimately, they find strength and inspiration to overcome their personal conflicts.

Some of the challenges my characters encounter:

  • Fear
  • Judgment by others
  • Courage
  • Self-control
  • Self-esteem
  • Truthfulness
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Health issues

My works in progress include several children’s books, an inspirational short story, and a motivating project about reconnecting with God, family, and friends for adults. Of course, there’s another Mama, I Want to  . . .  (trilogy) series book coming in the near future. Look forward to these publications soon!

It’s a privilege to share my talents with my readers. God continues to bless me with gifts of writing, singing, and baking (my ministries). Therefore, I like to include “a little something extra” for my readers. So, one might find a song, poem, or a recipe at the end of one of my stories. Check out my “Ooey Gooey Butter Cake” recipe on my “Vanessa’s Recipes” page.
In addition, please subscribe to receive my free quarterly e-newsletter (home page).

Thank you.

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”
~Proverbs 25:11