I had a book discussion at a college class at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College yesterday. Thank you Professor Glenna Simons and Renee Stuck.
East German Girl is now listed in the Aug./Sept. issue of the shelfmediagroup. There you can find hundreds of books to choose from. Very interesting to browse through.
Key in: https://issuu.com\shelfunbound/docs/shelf-unbound_august-september_2016
to locate my book
How Times Fly! My granddaughter and editor Jackie is an elementary teacher and junior high tennis coach. She already completed her Masters degree.
Jacqualynn Bogle changed her last name this month. She married her longtime love and best friend.
God bless both!!!
Over three years have passed yet I am getting involved with my book again! Much has happened in my life that has kept me from promoting my book.
My husband went into cardiac arrest three years ago this month. He never was able to come home. He lived in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, as did I, by his side, only coming home to sleep when I felt he was comfortable. On February 4, 2016 God called Jerry home. I lost the love of my life and my life will never be the same. Though I am happy for him to be able to walk again and be out of pain, I am sad for myself.
In October, 2013, three months after Jerry’s cardiac arrest, we lost our son-in-law to cancer. He was Jacqualynn’s father, the co-author of my book.
In March, 2015 I had surgery due to cancer and spent two weeks in the hospital. I had only 2 pints of blood in me and was told by doctors that if one more day had passed, I would have left this earth. I didn’t heed warning signs, didn’t care about myself, and was focusing on Jerry. I am cancer-free without any treatments. God was good to me and excused my stupidity; He gave me a miracle. God continues to be my strength trough all my battles.
I mention these life struggles not for sympathy, but to say that bad things happen to good people. Life can be very tough for some and we don’t understand why. We just have to trust God and He will give us the strength to go through our valleys.
My book will be listed in the August/September issue of a magazine called, “Shelf Unbound”. This magazine reaches 125,000 readers in the U.S. and 75 countries around the world. I’m excited to see how this affects “East German Girl”. There will also be contests and awards, so keep tuned!
I will update my page often so readers and friends can stay informed. I also have a Facebook page.
Bis spaeter den!
I would like to wish my readers a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
I have not been able to market my book much this year as this has been a year of much distress for our family. My husband had a heart attack on July 10 and a cardiac arrest on July 12. He is in a Rehab Facility right now and we are hoping and believing that he will be able to come home in early 2014. In addition, one of my son-in-laws had been battling cancer for 2 years. In October he lost the battle and went home to his maker.
We have learned that life is precious and that we have to take one day at a time. God gives us the strength to go through deep valleys and then helps us climb back up to the mountain top.
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My heart, time and efforts have been absorbed recently on my family; therefore, I have not been able to market my book as much as I would prefer. But Spring is on its way bringing with it new life, brightness and a revised focus. Darkness shall leave and the sun will shine again.
I have sent my book to several Celebrities and VIPs. Now I am patiently waiting for their response. I will keep you updated!
I also made a decision to work with one of my dearest and long time friends, Eva Kor. Eva is a Holocaust survivor. She has established a Holocaust Museum, CANDLES located in Terre Haute, Indiana. The CANDLES web site is: www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org. Eva travels all over the United States and the world to hold lectures, raise money for the museum and to tell her amazing story. I will be working on a limited basis at the museum giving the perspective of a German girl growing up near the end of the war. Stop by the museum and ask for me!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.
From a reader in Texas: “This is such a great book!”
Thank you, R.B.
I was at Scott Air Force Base in Shiloh, IL last Saturday, December 15, 2012. Many interesting people stopped by my table where I sold and signed books. As always, I made friends from all around the world. I am ever grateful to those in the service!
Thank you Maryland Community Church ladies for attending my Book Signing and Question & Answer discussion. Jackie and I always enjoy meeting together, making new friends and conveying how this book came to fruition. We hope everyone learned something new and left encouraged. God has no limitations of what He can and will do in each of our lives, if we allow Him. A very special “Thank You” to Sandy McFarland who was instrumental in organizing this meeting. I appreciate your time and effort as I know you are a busy person, being a pastor’s wife, school teacher and a wonderful friend to many.