J. & V. Lovelock

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Vesna Lovelock is a former human resources executive and proud mother. The arrival of her daughter Jessica completely transformed the Lovelock household. Vesna believed strongly in imaginative play; toys took over their living space, their walls were covered in artwork, and every bin was overflowing with children’s books. These books became the gateway to explore many fantastical worlds, which, with a little extra imagination, often sparked the creation of completely new stories of their own. Jessica especially loved when her mom would regale her with their unique “made up” tales.

One of Jessica’s favourites was the story of her beloved Blanky, which ended with her mom gently lifting the baby blanket high in the air and dropping it on her as though it were floating down from the sky. As Jessica snuggled into Blanky’s warm folds, Vesna would gently kiss her good night, a simple, powerful ritual that made her feel loved and secure.  Many years later, the mother/daughter team has drawn on those happy memories to produce their first children’s book, How Blanky Found Me.

Their wish is that all children have a special Blanky to keep them warm and cozy, especially during times of stress and healing. Passionate about supporting children in need, Vesna and Jessica are donating a portion of the proceeds from each copy of How Blanky Found Me to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. All donated funds will be directed to the Jessica Lovelock Tribute Fund in support of childhood cancer research.