Will Schwalbe author of “The End of Your Life Book Club” writes a “kind of love letter to his mother and their shared passion for books.” The link to Randy Cordova review of this great book http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/ae/articles/2012/11/27/20121127author-shares-how-reading-made-mothers-death-easier.html
“Ms. Atwood, 73, says she saw Wattpad as an opportunity to connect with young writers and readers who are accustomed to free, instantly available online entertainment. About 75 % of Wattpad users read stories on their mobile phones.”
“A 14-year-old is not going to have a Visa card,” she says. “If there are no young readers and writers, pretty soon there are going to be no older ones.”
“Margaret Atwood, a best-selling Canadian novelist and poet who’s best known for her 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” has been quick to jump on new digital publishing opportunities,” writes Alexandra Alter in today’s Wall Street Journal. Here’s her complete article http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324735104578117090773268594.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
An excerpt from my book “A Woman of Interest”…
“So I met with George Paul. I didn’t have the foggiest idea that he was one of the leading legal philosophers of the day. He had written famous books and articles, was the Chair of several national committees, and the law professors and judges were studying what he said and quoting his books in their own articles—even in briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court. He had been a delegate at the United Nations, when countries were deciding how to build a sustainable future. That was not my world with George. I did not know that such a world even existed. We didn’t even talk about it! I was clueless. I have since come to learn that he lives a sort of double life, about which I was unaware.
Instead, I saw George as my champion. He was fighting for me. He was going to kick ass! He was a superb trial lawyer. He was recognized as a “Super Lawyer,” not because of his deep thinking, but because he could tear people apart in court. He was recognized in “Best Lawyers in America,” had all the ratings and credentials, and was in the top five in his class at Dartmouth and at Yale Law School, and on and on—because of his trial skills, and his knowledge of intellectual property, trade secrets, and things technological. Above all else, he seemed to care about me as a person. He was standing up for me, and explaining how the system worked, so that I would not be ruined by the forces opposing me.”
Grateful? Beyond what you could ever imagine. George’s expertise quite possibly saved my life and my family.
“I’ve written many books in a series “Finding the Right Words” but truly in some of Cindy’s experiences right words would be hard to find. Somehow she managed to in “A Woman of Interest.” I highly recommend this as a must read.” J. Beverly Daniel
Beverly began her series in 2003. She has encouraged writers around the world in her books “Finding the Right Words, Perfect Phrases to Personalize Your Greeting Cards, Finding the Right Words for Life’s Celebrations and Finding the Right Words for the Holidays.” I have many books to choose from but for some reason these are the books I’m most drawn to. Thank you Bev for your review of my book “A Woman of Interest,” for your friendship, and the gift of your books.
Tuesday is before us. Little did I know in 2008 when I voted, I would also be voting for the city manager of Scottsdale John C. Little, Jr. We all know management comes from the top down. Little did I know John would have a determining factor in my future. Little did I know he would some day be writing a review for my soon to be released book “A Woman of Interest.”
To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with the organizational chart of my community. In the beginning, John knew so much more about me than I did myself…kind of thinking maybe he still does. Gratitude for this man and his leadership? Beyond what you could ever imagine. Thank you John for your public service. As a citizen, I am eternally grateful. As a friend, there aren’t enough words…of course you know that.
His review of my soon to be released book “A Woman of Interest”…
Cindy, Your story is clearly heartfelt. It is told with an honesty that is as painful to read as it must have been to write. It could not have been written or told by anyone other than you. Your pain, the humiliation, fear and terror is something few could ever imagine. Yet a sparkling light shines through. Your perseverance, stubbornness and most of all your compassion and love casts an unrelenting beam of light into the dark corridors of crime and its aftermath. I suspect there is a lot of healing yet to happen and perhaps your life and healing are a work in progress. I admire you for telling your story…your way, and I admire your strength. I am confident that there are readers who will discover the gift of hope that resides beautifully within your life’s written journey. There is so much more to tell as you turn your next page. Keep writing my lovely and passionate friend. John
Yes, I will think long and hard before I vote.