HAPPY EARTH DAY every day! ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.4writersandreaders.com
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I’ll be interviewing author Micki Peluso on my blog soon. AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG is an outstanding read that I know readers around the globe will enjoy. ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com
Micki Peluso, a writer and dear friend, out of the State of New York, wrote her first book after her daughter met her untimely death, which was caused by a drunken driver. However, And The Whippoorwill Sang is more than a book detailing the loss surrounding the suffering of her family and herself as a mother. It is a short chronicle of the golden age when women’s rights were still practically unacknowledged, and Gloria Steinem was slowly becoming a household word. The book is witty and filled with wisdom; it is sad, and yet filled with joy.
I have read the book, and I have re-read certain chapters several times because Micki has a way of putting words on paper that make you laugh even though you may want to cry.
And The Whippoorwill Sang is being offered at a reduced price this week. If you haven’t read it, it…
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Why MUST we tell our stories? ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com
Someone to tell it to
is one of the fundamental
needs of human beings.
Have you ever pondered why we, any of us, blog? Or write books? Or pen poetry? Or compose music? Or draw? Or paint? I have and I think the quote above by Miles Franklin hits the proverbial nail squarely on the head. We, who pour out our lives or thoughts or passions or joys or hurts or whatever in some way, do in fact appear to have some compelling and fundamental need to do so. Emily Dickinson added another aspect to this idea when she described it, “as a shelter to speak” to some trusted other in her life. Like her, many of us, I believe, find not only great comfort but also a kind of self-soothing safety when we, individually or collectively, find ways to express ourselves to those we come to trust and…
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