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A Letter to my Readers

 

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Dear Friends;

I need your help. Would you like to be a guest blogger? Here is your opportunity to voice your opinion on a current affair, write a movie review, or share with us a favorite story, poem, or inspirational insight.

I am currently working on a book and since this is taking much of my time I have decided to let you, my friends and readers, use this forum. One of our friends is working on a story that is guaranteed to amaze and inspire you. It is a story of how a childhood pen pal led to changing a young boy’s life in a disadvantaged country. He came to this country for his education and then returned home to set up a school to help other disadvantaged children to better themselves, their families, and their community. The school has gained worldwide attention and has been recognized as a Clinton Global Initiative (http://www.clintonfoundation.org/main/our-work/by-initiative/clinton-global-initiative/programs/annual-meetings/cgi-annual-meeting.html). This promises to be a fascinating story.

I will add things to the blog periodically but I hope you, my readers, can help while I complete the work on my book. The book, titled Peach Cobbler for Breakfast, is one I have worked on periodically for the past several years. It is about my experiences as a young widow after my first husband died. It is a story of my journey through self discovery to recovery. Over the years the book has gone through many incarnations and titles. However, my goal has been to present an uplifting and sometimes comical look at a subject that is too often portrayed as depressing. True, the subject matter of widowhood can be depressing but that is my point—if we don’t move on and learn to look at the world differently we will never recover.

A publisher has expressed interest in it so I ask for your patience and help while I complete the work on the book. The more contributions I receive from you the more time I have to devote to my book and the faster it will be completed. Therefore, that means I will be able to come back to our regular visits quicker.

Please email me or leave a message at the end of this post and I will get back with you. I, of course, maintain the right to edit or reject any material I feel isn’t compatible with the standards I have set (after all, it is my blog). Send me your ideas or completed pieces. If you have artwork or photographs, please include these also.

Many of you have sent me notes after some of my posts and movie reviews so now I am hoping you will allow me to post some of these. Expound on your ideas and don’t be bashful.

This can be an exciting venture for both of us so I look forward to hearing from you and seeing what you produce. There are stories all around you and I’m sure you have opinions on things happening in the news. My mother asked how I think of so many things to write about and my answer to her was, “Have you ever known me not to have an opinion about things?” Let us know what you are thinking.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Sheila

 

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