Saying Goodbye To the Real Sir Happy Heart

posted Mar 25, 2013, 5:58 PM by H.L. Stephens
On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the real Sir Happy Heart - the inspiration for the Sir Happy Heart in the Chronicles of Mister Marmee series - died. He would have been 15 years old February 22. I wrote a memorial for my little boy on my blog. It has been a little over a month since he passed, and I still find myself longing for him. I look for him at the oddest times and feel his loss every single day. It is a miracle to me that I was able to continue writing. It took a few weeks after his death, but slowly, the words began to come again. On March 23, 2013, I wrote the final word on the first draft of the Case of the Wayward Fae.
There is an eerie quality to this book for me. In this book, the hero Sir Happy is lost to his friends but is restored. While writing the book, my own Sir Happy was lost to me, but unlike the hero in my book, my boy was not restored. My heart breaks because of it. Run free with the angels my little love. I will miss you, always.