How Blake Shelton Helped Black Author Grieving For Her Lost Child Share Her Message With The World
Blake Shelton is more than just the king of The Voice. It turns out he has a huge heart too. When author Frankie William’s reached out to the country star on Twitter about her latest book, Shelton had a sweet response that has led to some major success for book sales.
Blake Shelton Has A Connection To Frankie Williams
In their first Twitter interaction, Shelton and Williams bonded over her love for his song “The Father, My Son and The Holy Ghost” with Craig Morgan. For her, this song has a much deeper and emotional meaning because it helped her get through some tough times after her 36-year-old daughter Shauntae passed away on May 1, 2019. The song is about the death of Morgan’s son, and it really resonated with Williams who told TMZ that Shauntae had an undiagnosed heart disease that ultimately led to her death.
She spoke to Jim Jax Media about how she first got into contact with Shelton after her daughter’s passing. She tweeted at the country star telling him that she wanted to start a grief group. “He expressed his condolences. He really inspired me with his words because he actually showed me that he really cared. He is a great person,” she said. Williams also called him an “awesome guy.”
Shelton responded to Williams on Twitter with words of encouragement. Shelton said that Williams was an inspiration especially for remaining so strong after the death of her daughter. In fact, he was the one that encouraged her and pushed her to write the book “The Merdragon.” It is a children’s book about the bond between two girls who truly find themselves and go on a journey that leads them to bond. Williams was inspired to write this book for her daughter and wanted to fulfill this dream to honor her memory. Her daughter Brianna did the artwork for the book, her son Shaun helped her create the villain in the story, and her daughter Jazzmine did the editing.
Blake Helped Increase Book Sales Through The Power Of Twitter
After their first interaction over a year ago, Williams reached out to Shelton again to ask him to order “The Merdragon.” She tweeted “Hi @blakeshelton not sure if you remember me or not. I would love [to] send you a copy of my new book. A year ago you reached out to me about the passing of my daughter. I wrote #TheMerdragon for her.” Shelton responded and said “I’ll order it…Actually let’s all order it!!!” Since then, book sales have been off the charts for Williams. She told TMZ that her book was first at 400 on the kid’s book charts but with Shelton’s help, it flew to the top five on three different charts.
People on Amazon are leaving rave reviews for “The Merdragon” and have rated it 5 stars. In the Jim Jax Media interview, she expressed her gratitude saying “My book is doing so great I am so thankful I can’t even put it into words.” She is “excited.”
Williams announced that there will be a part two of “The Merdragon” coming soon.