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Lisa's Page: Living the Dream!
So many times we let "the moment" pass up by. Diagnosed with MS eleven years ago, six months after the birth of my only child, I learned VERY quickly not to allow opportunity to get away from me. I immediately vowed to leave work at the work place, attend church as often as possible, listen to my instincts, cherish my home and family, practice saying NO, and follow my dream.
I am following my dream, folks. I am writing and I am publishing. It may not be the traditional publishing life I envisioned years ago, but it works for me. I have learned SO much about the business by self-publishing. My first novel, although self-published, was an expensive but valuable lesson. Once acquainted with CreateSpace, I started owning my own destiny. (Now to pay off the debt accrued from book one!) I got so excited this weekend when I discovered the insert page break, that I nearly danced "like my hair was on fire".
Yep...I love the lease on life t…

Living the Dream!

Okay, I think I am up and running once again. Not being of a techie mind set, I just about panic when I can't access what I believe to be at my beck and call....even after an extended absence. I promise to be a better visitor to my own site!:)
West Virginia Book Festival was an awesome experience and I am grateful to all the WV authors (and a few from neighboring states) who share in this wonderful opportunity.
This is my faithful assistant and love of my life. Thanks so much, Boone, for helping your ol' Mom live a slice of her dream!

...and earlier this year, member of the Marion County Reading Council had the surprise and honor of meeting new WV author Wiley Cash when meeting at BN in Morgantown, WV, to finish up some project work.
You just never know what opportunity awaits! (And he's holding my book!)

Thank you, Pam!

A great young teen book, October 19, 2012 By  pamstebbins This review is from: Abby, (Paperback) 7th grade Abby has a lot to say in her school journal. She's the new girl, her mother's been diagnosed with MS, a boy is interested in her, and more. After years of moving around Abby's mother relocates the family to her home town of Monongah, WV stirring up a wealth of family secrets. Through it all Abby remains optimistic. "Wow and viola!"
There are between 250,000 to 350,000 people living with MS in the U.S. The first symptoms occur in people 20 to 40 years old, and twice as often in women. Not surprising there are many children who are being raised by a parent with MS. This book deals deftly with this without overwelming the reader or preaching. Abby's mother's MS is just one facet of Abby's life just as MS does not define those who have the chronic condition. Everyone has problems, that's life. And a good book.