Matilda Marmalade was born fifty years ago with glass-like bones. Her accidents never involved just black-and-blue marks, scrapes, and bruises. Instead they always came with words like “broken,” “fractured,” or “sprained,” and their healing never involved a simple kiss on the head or a mere band-aid.
Yet Matilda was the family’s first-born, so her parents never considered that their baby girl might have a problem other than simply being rambunctious, clumsy, and a bit fragile.
The Unusual Tales of Matilda Marmalade shares a young girl’s experience growing up with a rare bone disease called Osteogenis Imperfecta (O.I). This children’s book playfully shows how even though Matilda’s body is extremely fragile, her spirit is as strong as a champion’s!
Although the main character is Matilda, her mother, father, and baby sister are just as important to the story, for it is within their family unit that you learn what unconditional love can do. View the Press Release
About the Author
Lisa DeMarco is a native Jersey girl who chose the sunshine state as her home. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in print communication, and is now a full-time mommy and part-time waitress who chooses to never grow up. This book was inspired by her older sister. “My mission in life is to spread a little sunshine where ever I go and try to put a smile on a stranger’s face each day. I am healthy. I am safe. I am happy to be me, and I love to share the feeling.” She is married and has two beautiful daughters.