About the Authors


Nikki M. King

Nikki M. King is the mother of five children. Nikki writes about loss from first-hand experience. Her younger brother died when she was sixteen and she remembers the grief vividly. She then lost her beloved daughter, Taylor, as a young mother. During the grieving process, writing became her personal therapeutic outlet which led to her co-authoring this book. Her goal is that these words will bring hope and inspiration to parents who have lost a child. Nikki currently resides in Corvallis, Oregon with her husband Eric and their four living children.



Alice Rampton

Co-authoring a book for parents who have lost a child was not on Alice Rampton’s “bucket list.”  When her daughter, Lora, died in 1986, she joined that unique group of parents who view the world through a different lens. Children are not supposed to die before their parents. And when they do, one’s world is turned upside down.

Reading and journaling were cathartic at the time of Lora’s death, but both Alice and her physician husband felt that another great resource came from dialogue with other parents who had experienced loss. She and Nikki King wrote this book with a common goal of bringing peace and comfort into the hearts of anyone who is going through the grieving process.

Three decades after Lora’s death, she can assure the reader that “it” will get better.