Besides my own post today, I'm guest posting on Stephanie's blog: http://stephie5741.blogspot.com/2017/03/introducing-still-me-by-karen-helene.html
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How do you feel when you've accomplished something major? Exhilarated? Ecstatic? Exhausted? Just plain happy?
Seeing "Still Me...After All These Years" out in the world makes me feel peaceful inside my soul. It is a book my heart called out to me to write some 10 years ago after caring for my aging father and then my mother-in-law, and then two friends who had no family to help them. I saw so much in the aging process that wasn't being talked about. But other projects took precedence. Then, last year, while on retreat with a friend, I thought about making the project an anthology, rather than me spouting on about aging. The rest, as they say, is history.
It wasn't an easy project. But when you are doing something you know in your heart is important, that doesn't matter. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other until you get to the last step. Well, here we are at the last step. This is the result.
Here's my hope for this book. That it will find its way into the hands of those who are struggling with aging in some way. Perhaps you're dealing with an aging parent - there are essays in this book that will help you understand what that parent is experiencing. Perhaps you are dealing with some aspect of aging yourself. Each of the 24 writers wrote about a different issue. That is the beauty of an anthology. You get different perspectives on the same topic. You're sure to find some kernel of wisdom that might help you.
I am so grateful to those in the blogging community who chose to participate in this book. Their wisdom and grace and sense of humor helped make this book special. To my friends and family members who do not write regularly, oh my God - I'm so blown away by the writing - perhaps you should write regularly. You're good at it! To Mark David Gerson and Kathleen Messmer - without you, this never would have happened!
So, yes, I feel peaceful inside. Because I listened to my heart and made something happen that I hope will be helpful to someone who needs a burst of wisdom or inspiration when dealing with a difficult issue - aging.
Here are the links to where you can purchase "Still Me...After All These Years."
The giveaway ends at 12 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, April 4
FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED, HERE IS THE TOUR SCHEDULE FOR "STILL ME...AFTER ALL THESE YEARS" through MC Book Tours.
March 20 – Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post
Random Thoughts – Excerpt
Valerie Capps, Short Story Author
March 21 – Stephanie Faris, Children’s Author – Guest Post
Author Karen Walker…Following the Whispers
March 22 – Scattergun Scribblings – Guest Post and Feature
March 23 – What Is That Book About – Excerpt
Patricia Stoltey, Author
March 24 – The Heart and Craft of Life Writing – Interview
I Think: Therefore, I Yam
March 27 – Just Jemi – Excerpt
Celticlady’s Reviews – Excerpt
Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit – Interview
Necessary Madness: A Writer on the Road
March 28 – Thoughts in Progress – Excerpt
March 29 –The Story of a Writer – Feature
Mark David Gerson
March 30 – Mello & June, It’s A Book Thang – FeatureMello & June, It’s A Book Thang – Feature
March 31 – Reviews by Crystal – Interview
Book Reviews by Pat Garcia