Exciting news!

Well for me it is.  I just won a FIRST place ribbon for one of my poems!

I sometimes doubt my writing ability, it’s nice to get such good feedback.

Keep writing!  If that is your dream, make it happen!

 

DPD

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Excerpt from the book I am currently working on…

This is part of a letter I wrote to my children, many years ago:

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5/29/87

Alison & Steve –
Seems like its been a while since I’ve written to ya’ll. It’s been almost 6 months since we lost daddy. I miss him so much. I try not to let it show too much because I don’t want to get ya’ll upset too. He was not just my husband but also my best friend. Your daddy always took up for me. He was so great. It hurts so much sometimes when I realize that we will never have what we had, again. I know in heaven we will all be together again but I still miss him. He was a very special person. Ya’ll brought him so much happiness. He was very happy. He liked being a daddy. He wanted to teach ya’ll so many things. We used to talk about growing old together and raising ya’ll to be good people.

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It’s been fun reliving some of the memories, but upsetting at others.  I hope this book will inspire people.  We went through a lot of bad stuff, but it does get better!  There is always hope.

Have a great weekend, friends

DPD

Kids say the darndest things….

As I was typing a page for my next book, I came across something I wrote in 1988.  My daughter was 7 years old at the time. 

I had prepared a crawfish stew for supper one night and she said the tails looked like baby butts, LOL

After that moment, she referred to crawfish tails as “crawfish booties”.

I know this may not be funny or precious to anyone but me, but it’s moments like that when I wish I could travel back in time, just for a few days and relive those moments.

It’s hump day, peeps, have a good one!

DPD

Need your assistance, please…

I have sold 9 books so far, yeah!

If you purchased a copy, I would like to thank you!  Also, I need some feedback.  You can be honest, just not brutal, LOL.

If you are interested in getting a copy, you can click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B00IXQUN7S/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_eos_detail

 

Also, remember you do not need a Kindle to read this book. You can download the FREE reader here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000493771

 

Happy Monday and have a great day!

DPD

My next book…

is going to be a compilation of letters I wrote to my kids while they were growing up.  These letters scan back for several decades.  I also have letters I wrote to my first husband after he passed away.  That was a hard time in our lives and I really need to put it in a book now. 

It’s fun recalling some of the things that happened way back when….and heartbreaking as well.  I feel for the young woman I was and want to assure her that things will be okay.

I hope the end result will be worth your reading.

DPD

Super excited!

I finally got all the letters together that I wrote to my kids as they were growing up.  I am going to compile everything and create a book.  I know it’s been done before, sort of, but this one will be different, because it is our story.  I even have the letters I wrote to my husband when he passed away in 1986.

I guess being a hoarder has it’s advantages!

I hope to have this project finished by the end of April. 

Woo Hoo!  Loving life!

DPD