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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

An Inspiring Conversation With a Published Author...

This past weekend, we attended family events at two,  out of my husbands five sons, homes. The party on Saturday, has become an annual summer party, actually, a reunion of sorts, with many of his sons friends from their old neighborhood in Thousand Oaks, California. They all went to high school together. One of their friends is the author, Kyle Fitsharris, who wrote THE EIGHTH PLAGUE. He has the sequel coming out soon, entitled, THE NEW AMERICANS. He has even been approached to do movies on both of them.

He seems like a very nice man and is raising his young daughter, who lives with him. It was not the first time I had met him, but the first time we had the time to talk at length. We had a very interesting conversation. I told him how incredibly satisfying it must be, to get a book published. He agreed and told me what a huge difference Royalties make in one's life...he wouldn't know what to do if he had to get a "regular" job again... If you would like to check him out, here is his website: http://web.me.com/rtrsblc/SITE/HOME.html.

I told him I am contemplating writing a book on my Dad.  He advised me to do an outline first.  I told Kyle about my Dad having Alzheimer's and my other blog, Mystical Journeys about our family's experience with Dad's journey. He told me how popular journal type books are now.  He offered to take a look at it, so I gave him the address...

I was able to read the introduction to his book, from the copy my husband's son's wife was lending to one of their friends.  It grabbed me.  I got Kyle's address and ordered my autographed copy today.  I am very anxious for it to arrive and begin reading.

Interesting how life/God/the Universe presents opportunities in our lives.  I hope this is one of those life experiences, where years ahead, I can look back upon and see it as a stepping stone of motivation to getting my book published...

7 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Neat

Chatty Crone said...

Good luck to you! sandie

Mari said...

I think this is exciting! I'll be one of the first to buy your book!

Donna B said...

Laoch, Sandie, Mari.. Thank you all for your support and good wishes. It is a long way off, but I think it is a good way to invest my time.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

wow - that's awesome! i'd love to actually publish Isaiah's blog (or - vanity speaking?) my own on Ron. Never can tell. Maybe one day that can happen. I could use a few royalties!!! LOL!

Marylinn Kelly said...

That's my favorite part, not knowing who or what will appear. How generous of him to offer his expertise...press on. Publication would be wonderful.

Donna B said...

Teresa: You should write about Isiah and Ron. You have the blogs, and you can always keep journals too. I am collecting a bunch of pics of Dad from Mom the end of the month when I go to visit. I don't know what will happen, but that is the direction I am heading...wish me luck, I'll need it. It is very intimidating.

Marylinn: I know, very generous. It will be an adventure, but if I keep plugging away, it just might happen. It would be a life dream fulfilled! I will, press on...