The Journey

In early summer 2023, Atlanta Carrera approach us with the intention of turning her late sister’s, Teresa Koska, blog posts, emails, and letters into a book. Of course, after learning more about Teresa’s love of art and literature, and her sheer determination and will to remain hopeful and bright even while battling cancer, we were more than honored to help turn Teresa’s words into a format that would inspire and uplift every person that came across her words. By August, we began the process, of sifting through what would be hundreds of pages of typed and handwritten notes, blog posts, and letters with the invaluable help of her sister, Atlanta.

About the Book

In the depths of life’s most challenging moments, a radiant light can emerge. “Child of Light” is a profound and deeply moving inspirational book, written by the remarkable Teresa Koska. With grace and unwavering faith, she shares her journey through the shadows of a cancer diagnosis, offering a luminous testament to the enduring power of hope and faith in God.

Within the pages of “Child of Light,” readers will find a raw and insightful journal of trials and breakthroughs that transcends the boundaries of illness and adversity. It is a journey that transforms despair into hope, uncertainty into unwavering faith, and the darkest shadows into radiant light. Teresa Koska’s story is not just about her battle with cancer, it is a universal message of resilience, faith, and the transformative strength of a positive outlook.

“Child of Light” celebrates the beauty of life, the importance of living each day to the fullest, and the profound truths that connect us all. It’s a book that provides inspiration, strength, and guidance for anyone facing personal trials and setbacks; and it is an unwavering reminder that, even in the darkest hours, hope can illuminate the path forward.

Discover the transformative power of faith and hope in the face of adversity. “Child of Light” is a radiant journey that will touch your heart and inspire your soul.

Artwork by Teresa Koska


About Teresa

Teresa graduated from UNCW with a BA degree in Fine Arts.  She used her talents in creating Wilmington’s first and finest full scale event design company. She found joy in painting as a release from the everyday demands of a busy lifestyle.  Her paintings are an expression of her love for art and beauty.  With subjects centered around her hometown of Wilmington, NC, Teresa transformed the canvas through her use of depth and layers to draw her audience into the nature which surrounds them. She had a special place in her heart for all children and was known as YaYa to the many dear ones she cared for over the years. Her faithful soul shone through every day through her generosity and giving of herself to others. Teresa passed away on Oct 30, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.

Where to Buy:

Available December 11, 2023 on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Walmart, Thrift Books, and more.

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