Maggie Tales: Mommy, Where's Heaven? by Spelman alumna Chiquita Lockley

Helping a child understand the death of a parent, close relative or friend is an extremely daunting task. However, author Chiquita Lockley attempts to make this task a little less difficult with the release of her second book, Maggie Tales: Mommy, Where’s Heaven? is the story of Maggie, a precocious five-year-old, who is striving to comprehend what happens when people die and go to heaven. Her mom answers her BIG question through festive and colorful imagery that paints a picture of heaven for little Maggie.

Lockley penned Maggie Tales, her first children’s book, after losing a young child close to her. While struggling to understand the unexpected death of her loved one, she noticed that the child’s cousin was struggling to understand the entire concept of death. Designed to be a comforting conversation starter for children ages four through ten, Maggie Tales: Mommy, Where’s Heaven? will give parents, teachers, counselors, and adults a platform by which to engage in this difficult conversation.  

Released on October 3rd, Maggie Tales is currently available at More information is available at For interviews, book reviews, media inquires and appearances, please contact Kia Smith at or 678-764-5803.

About the Author

After witnessing firsthand the difficulty children have understanding and accepting death, Chiquita Lockley has written Maggie Tales: Mommy, Where’s Heaven?. While Maggie Tales is Lockley’s first children’s book, it is her second release. Her first, V is for Virgin was published in 2005.

Lockley’s books are an extension of the life of service she has always lived. Upon earning her Bachelor of Arts in English from Spelman College and her Master of Arts in Film Studies from Emory University, Lockley went on to serve as the director of a celebrity charity geared towards enhancing the lives of youth. In this capacity, she implemented programs and events benefiting the Atlanta Union Mission, Boys and Girls Club, United Way and Hosea Feed the Hungry. Her time and expertise have also been shared with other charitable organizations including Hands on Atlanta, Habitat for Humanity, Project Destiny and her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Lockley’s level of service and commitment to others prompted former Georgia Secretary of State, Cathy Cox, to recognize her as a Georgia Goodwill Ambassador

Lockley resides in Atlanta, Ga., where she freelances as a Film & TV Producer, in addition to serving as Creative Director of Impact Church.


Michael Livingston
HBCU Buzz Editor in Chief