Bargain Book for 04/29/2016: Dog Days in The Fortunate Islands by John Searancke

Dog-Days-Reduced-Front-CoverDetermined to leave a life at the grindstone in grimy and wet Lancashire as retirement beckons, John, his wife Sally and their beloved foundling Freddie, a Jack Russell/Staffie cross, embark on the journey of a lifetime to relocate and live on the sunny island of Tenerife in the Canary Isles.
Selling up, they make the move to the north of the island, that part almost unknown to the casual tourist – their very own hidden Tenerife, almost a world away from the much maligned tourist trap of the south of the island. Life in the north is relaxed, and they are surrounded by stunning views on the beautiful northern coast, where their new home is set amidst orange groves and banana plantations, their garden alive with hibiscus, oleander and wild poinsettias, and from their balcony they can see the island’s volcano, El Teide, capped by snow in winter. Best of all, the weather is fantastic, the temperature idyllic, the people so friendly, and the cost of living outrageously low.
We learn the idiosyncracies of buying a new home and car on the island, sorting out the legalities and integrating into the local community, interspersed with the stories of doggy derring-do and new canine friends. With a trip all the way through mainland Spain in an old classic car, adventures in far-flung places and visits to many out of the way restaurants, the question remains – can they stand the pace of this tranquil island life?

Targeted Age Group: 30-70

Book Price: 1.99
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Bargain Book for 04/29/2016: A Camino of the Soul- Learning to Listen When the Universe Whispers by Katharine Elliott

A_Camino_for_the-_Soul_AmazonFollowing a call from her soul to walk the famed Camino Santiago de Compostela, Katharine weaves her story of death, heartache and personal loss along the path of the Camino. A journey of faith, love and forgiveness and she learns to listen when the Universe speaks.

Targeted Age Group: 25-80

Book Price: $1.99
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FEATURED BOOK: Voices Over Troubled Water by Joe Rosato

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On a rainy night in March 1958 Joe as a young boy of ten years old along with his younger brother are abandoned by their mother over Troubled Water. Joe desperately cries out loud with no one around to overhear him praying for help. That tragic night brings about hearing poignant voices that start to play an integral part in his life. This event haunts Joe while growing up from a boy into manhood causing him to always search for answers to why.
Relatives, teachers and mentors in Joe’s life begin to replace the lost love and guidance needed by a young boy to become someone worthwhile. These special individuals in Joe’s circle of life are quickly recognized and admired and give him the strong footing he needs to survive. Demands are placed on his teenage life that would destroy most young adults, but Joe finds the strength to overcome the bad pathways by those same voices over Troubled Water.
Along Joe’s journey in life Troubled Water shows its massive mind power at far reaching locations as he travels around the world while serving in the US Navy and the Vietnam War. He finds that there are some Troubled Waters that are finally at peace and those that are not and never will be.
A long time family secret is exposed accidentally which intertwines most of his elder family members and their silence for many years. This family secret enabled Joe to discover most of his long lost answers to questions that were thought to never be solved. Each and every one of these amazing stories in this memoir are true and have been experienced by the author.

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With Vigilance-A Woman in Long Term Recovery by Christine Campbell

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
I celebrated 24 years of sobriety last January. I had many college professors, mentors and friends encourage me-the comment was ‘this story needs to be shred !’ I obtained my masters last spring!I am grateful for the support and encouragement.Given the continued epidemic of drugs and alcohol use, we must talk about solution-real solution. I lived to tell! I am responsible for carrying a message-life is good!!

About your Book:
I had a chaotic upbringing and met and married a musician. You might say we had a lot in common back in the day. What seemed an innocent time back in the 70’s & 80″s became one hell of a ride. he got very lucky-gold records, limo’s Lear jets, life in the fast lane and all the heartache, insanity and users came with it. It is lonely at the top! Nothing is as it seems..we had one of the long (and rare) lasting marriages, had a child, lost the child, our minds and sanity in a split second. The revolving door of rehabs for me, he continues the insanity with other young naive girls. I lived to tell again!! My story may be the catalyst that opens the door for another-

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I self published and after being given a scholarship from smashwords-formating,vetting ect. I did my own book cover., I have been learning, tweeting, and standing on desks for a year!!

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Women still have stigma when especially when it comes to sharing the truth, the horror and the disillusion with life and their choices.It was a long road, secrets and drama comes back to haunt often, but we prevail. Many books form musicians are out (male) and we don’t hear from those of us that tolerate, support and ‘mother’ them! The long road to recovery is just a beginning to find peace, purpose and freedom.

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I was married to the bass player for Bob Seger when I was just a young girl. He was the lesser of two evils as he took me out of the insane house I was being raised in (hardly). The loss of our child was devastating of course, and the climb back out of the darkness took years, balls, and courage. I had many helpers and good support. I drank and used until I stroked out-but graduated college with a 3.9!! All things are possible! I live quietly in Northern Michigan-retired from the counseling field, and write

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A picture of a dead horse by Trevor Herdman

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
It started with my wife always asking me to write down how we met and got together – I ‘hid’ from her for 10 weeks believing her to be married, which she wasn’t. It always amused her and told friends for years about it to embarrass me. During a long stay in hospital I wrote about but thought it didn’t mean anything out of context. I broke my neck when I was 19 and thought it would be interesting to write about that part of my life too. I found the process so enjoyable I carried on until I’d had enough and wanted to publish it.

About your Book:
In 1972 Trevor was an average teenager growing up in the North of England when he had an accident celebrating his 19th birthday. He broke his neck leaving him paralysed from the chest down. After discharge from Pinderfields Spinal Unit, all Trevor wanted to do was get back to his life of fun, friends, sport and girls. He had aspirations and ambitions too, but could he achieve them now his life was so very different? This is not a, ‘triumph over tragedy,’ or ‘woe me’ story though. It’s funny and frank with enough twists and turns to keep the reader wanting more as Trevor’s life unfolds.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I didn’t think any publisher would be interested in it and decided to self publish as an eBook. I used Guido Henkle’s excellent guide which uses HTML. I’m comfortable with HTM and it was perfect for me as the book contains photographs.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
It’s easier than fiction because you’re writing about the one thing you know better than anything else, yourself. However, no one wants to read a boring catalog of events. The challenge is make your life interesting and keep the reader wanting to know more.

Author Bio:
Trevor Herdman was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1953, the son of a Train Driver And a ‘Housewife.’ He sustained a Spinal Injury at the age of 19 following a diving accident he freely admits was the result of him, “showing off.” He has a degree in Economics and worked in Local Government for 25 years, 18 as Leeds City Council’s Principal Disability Equality Adviser – yes, that really was his job title. Trevor competed in the Paralympics in 1984, is an avid sports fan, particularly his beloved Doncaster Rovers, loves books, music, comedy and art, especially sculpture. He’s been married for over 30 years, and has 2 children and 9 grandchildren.

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Marked for Life by Joie Davidow

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
I was born with a purple birthmark covering almost half my face. Over time, I came to realize that although I thought I was a freak and suffered from it, most people harbor the fear that they are somehow less than normal and that they are hiding a secret. I used the birthmark as a metaphor to show that we can overcome these things that stop us from fully realizing our life potential.

About your Book:
Attractive and successful, Joie Davidow presents a confident face to the world. But her carefully applied makeup conceals a secret she has kept for decades. Marked for Life chronicles Joie’s struggle to overcome feeling that she was grotesquely flawed, while hiding behind a cosmetic mask that granted her entry into a profession that puts a premium on appearance, culminating in the life-changing realization that in deceiving others, she was also betraying herself. Written with humor and refreshingly devoid of self-pity, it will touch anyone who has ever felt “different” from the rest of the world.
has ever felt “different” from the rest of the world.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I was lucky enough to be picked up by one of the top New York agents. She placed the book with Crown Publishing. It is currently out of print but available as a paperback or ebook.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Memoir writing requires a painful honesty, stripping off all the hard-won armor you’ve used to protect yourself and revealing your inner self as nakedly as you can. It requires a belief that you have something to share with others that is worthwhile, hopefully inspiring.

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Joie Davidow’s latest book is a short novel, I Wouldn’t Leave Rome to Go to Heaven, published in Spring 2008. She is the author of Marked for Life, a memoir published by Harmony in June 2003, and Infusions of Healing, A Treasury of Mexican-American Herbal Remedies, published by Fireside/​Simon & Schuster in October 1999. With Esmeralda Santiago, she is the editor of two anthologies, Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Remember the Holidays, published by Alfred A. Knopf in November 1998, and Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember Their Mothers, published by Knopf in April 2000.

She is currently the editor of InRomeNow.com, an online magazine she founded in 2005 with Vikki Ericks. The site, which is updated weekly, gives readers more than 100 pages of information on her adopted city, Rome, Italy.
She was the founder of L.A. Style, the ground-breaking publication that chronicled the Los Angeles lifestyle, becoming the fastest growing regional magazine in the United States and winning numerous awards. She served as the magazine’s Executive Publisher and Editor-in-Chief . She was a co-founder of the L.A. Weekly, a newspaper which has been an integral part of life in Los Angeles.

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I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls by Gail Rognan

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and it woke me up and gave me a voice. It lead me to my purpose- which is sharing my story with other so they won’t feel alone and can learn from my experience. I also learned to speak up about my belief in alternative health and how if we listen to ourselves and our bodies, we can heal ourselves.

About your Book:
As a healthy 58-year-old woman, a cancer diagnosis rocked author Gail Rognan’s world. She shares her story of her unconventional path to healing in her new book “I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls,” both a memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer and is now available online at iuniverse.com.
Rognan will offer a book signing at the Oak Harbor Senior Center at 51 SE Jerome St in Oak Harbor on Thursday, February 11 from 2-3 PM. She will share her raw, candid account of how she “grew a pair” and found her voice, realizing that in order to live she had to speak up and risk being judged and criticized. Each chapter of “I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls” offers tips and resources for current cancer patients and chronicles Rognan’s journey. There will be copies of her book available to purchase.
By facing her illness and possible death head-on, hopes her book offers knowledge that may make it easier for those who also have a difficult path to travel.
“When I was diagnosed with cancer, I searched and searched for a book like this to help guide me through everything I was feeling,” said Rognan. “I couldn’t find it. So, I wrote this book in hopes of helping others who are experiencing similar trials.”
Through her story, Rognan shares how our mind, body and spirit intersect to help us heal ourselves; how alternative treatments can be combined with traditional health treatments; how to listen to ourselves and avoid illness; and how illness can teach us about who we really are.
Realistic and inspiring, “I Lost Two Boobs and Gained Two Balls” offers a poignant story for those touched by cancer and any other life-changing challenge.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I decided to self-publish it though iUniverse

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
I see memoirs as different because they allow the author to be vulnerable and writing about one’s life is very healing. I think reader’s can learn about themselves more from reading a memoir.

Author Bio:
Gail Rognan is an author, teacher, public speaker, workshop facilitator, hospice volunteer and reiki practitioner in the Pacific Northwest. She is passionate about alternative health and how one can heal oneself,

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Voices Over Troubled Water by Joe Rosato

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
At first I wanted something for my children and grand children to read which covered my younger life. As I started to recall my past the words kept flowing and I soon ended up with a long document. close friends were asked to read my story and they all suggested it should be turned into a book.

About your Book:
On a rainy night in March 1958 Joe as a young boy of ten years old along with his younger brother are abandoned by their mother over Troubled Water. Joe desperately cries out loud with no one around to overhear him praying for help. That tragic night brings about hearing poignant voices that start to play an integral part in his life. This event haunts Joe while growing up from a boy into manhood causing him to always search for answers to why.
Relatives, teachers and mentors in Joe’s life begin to replace the lost love and guidance needed by a young boy to become someone worthwhile. These special individuals in Joe’s circle of life are quickly recognized and admired and give him the strong footing he needs to survive. Demands are placed on his teenage life that would destroy most young adults, but Joe finds the strength to overcome the bad pathways by those same voices over Troubled Water.
Along Joe’s journey in life Troubled Water shows its massive mind power at far reaching locations as he travels around the world while serving in the US Navy and the Vietnam War. He finds that there are some Troubled Waters that are finally at peace and those that are not and never will be.
A long time family secret is exposed accidentally which intertwines most of his elder family members and their silence for many years. This family secret enabled Joe to discover most of his long lost answers to questions that were thought to never be solved. Each and every one of these amazing stories in this memoir are true and have been experienced by the author.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Some very close friends suggested that my story be converted into a book. I turned to Page Publishing in New York when I heard a radio commercial for their services.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Since this is my first attempt to write I don’t have the ability to compare it to genres books.

Author Bio:
Joe Rosato is a tour guide at the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Foundation. He has volunteered at the memorial since 2007. Joe enlisted in the U.S Navy from his hometown of Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 7, 1966. His basic training was at The U.S. Submarine Training Center in New London, CT. Joe Rosato served in Vietnam at Yankee Station in 1968 as a Helmsman and Lee Helmsman aboard the aircraft carrier USS America CVA-66.

Joe Rosato is retired as an owner of a freight Logistics Company based in Wall, NJ and worked in the freight transportation industry for over 43 years. He lives in Farmingdale, NJ and has two children and two grand children.
Joe is an active volunteer in The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at the Manasquan Inlet, NJ. He also is a lifetime member of Vietnam Veterans of America, and holds memberships in The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He considers volunteering at the NJVVMF a passion for giving back some history to the youth of New Jersey.

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Leaving America by Rick D. Jolly

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
This is my first attempt making my writings available to the public. I felt the story of a married couple leaving family and friends behind to chase a better way of life in the Middle East would be interesting. Writing about personal events in our lives was a new direction from the horror and political stories I’ve worked on privately. The idea of using pictures and commentary on social media helped family and friends experience our adventure in very realistic way. The Alexander Co. Abroad series was created with the feedback I received from our family and friends.

About your Book:
This is a condensed version of two other Alexander Co. Abroad books; “Living in the UAE” and “Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Oh My!” The images have being omitted leaving only text for a smaller file size and lowered cost.

ACA: Living in the U.A.E.

This is the first book in the Alexander Co. Abroad series. It is a story about an American married couple leaving the United States to live and work in the United Arab Emirates, a small oil rich Muslim country located in the Persian Gulf. With a brief background on the two North Carolinian’s and why they chose to leave everything behind for a chance to travel the world while based in a Muslim country. The story is told from the husbands point-of-view as they experience cultural differences and language barriers while adjusting to their new environment. Examine the transition from living in a western society to living in a modern Muslim society and compare the differences and similarities to measure the quality of life each has to offer.

ACA: Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Oh My!

This is the fourth book in the Alexander Co. Abroad series. It continues the story of Samantha and Rick Jolly as they travel to nearby countries while living in the United Arab Emirates. The couple first explores Venice and Rome as they experience childhood fantasies come to life. Flying into Venice and taking a train to Rome during a winter holiday opens the world to the inexperienced travelers. Bitten by the travel bug the duo are joined by a close friend, “Ms. Rosemary”, on a trip of a lifetime to Cairo and Luxor in Egypt before flying to Istanbul and the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey. The trio explores the awe-inspiring ancient Egyptian Pyramids and Temples while witnessing the daily hardships and struggles of modern day Egyptians. The last leg of the journey follows the travelers to the forgotten ancient city of Ephesus, the well-preserved Roman city ruins near the town of Selcuk, Turkey. The final stop is the famous Roman capital city of Constantinople known today as Istanbul, the only city with coordinates in both Europe and Asia continents. The western travelers struggle with the language and cold weather in-order to explore the world-renowned city filled with Christian and Muslim histories creating a one of a kind culture highlighted by its colorful people.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Not having much faith in my writing skills I had doubts about traditional publishers. I tend to have many good ideas, but lack the patience to fill in the fluff, the character building and plot twists. After weeks of online research Kindle seemed like the site with the most users and best name recognition. With a limited budget self-publishing was very attractive.The upload process was easy with a short turnaround time to be available for readers.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Writing a Memoir seemed easier for me since I didn’t need to make-up character hardships or unforeseen life obstacles as they all really happened to us. All I needed to do was write them down and fact check my memory on the dates and spelling of places. We took photos everywhere and had those to help explain the situations in the stories. When writing a fiction story there are no pictures to draw from, just notes and memory.

Author Bio:
Rick D.Jolly is from Taylorsville, North Carolina, the eldest of three sons raised in a blue collar family. Married to Samantha White-Jolly, they lived in Hickory, North Carolina before moving to the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. He opened several social media accounts as a way to relate his experiences to family and friends, posting videos and pictures with firsthand accounts of trips in the UAE and Europe. After several years of living abroad he used previous online posts to help write a series of books called “Alexander County Abroad” with various subtitles to describe each location. The title comes from the county he was born in, Alexander, a small rural county in western N.C. primarily a farming region. A place where most residents rarely venture pass state lines and never travel out of the country or “lord have mercy” a Muslim Country.

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Miracle on 91st Street: Surviving the Impossible by Joseph Parenti

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
I wanted to share my story hoping to inspire others. It proves the power of determination and perseverance in overcoming obstacles in a devastating situation. In addition to my fighting to survive the injuries of the accident that almost ended my life, I had to battle the incompetence of the western medical health care system. Readers of this memoir will be encouraged to forge ahead and trust their own instincts when faced with any challenges in their life, especially physical

About your Book:
Imagine waking up from a coma in a hospital bed and realizing that you’re connected to three life support machines, unable to eat or speak and the entire left side of your body is paralyzed. Imagine seven months stuck in three hospitals and unable to go home. Five months not being able to walk. Four months without a shower. Three months without being able to eat real food.

This memoir gives a historical account of my journey through three hospitals over seven long months after my car was broadsided by a stolen vehicle traveling at over 80 mph. I suffered a traumatic brain injury and my heart stopped three times on the way to the first hospital. The book details my living in constant pain, in fear of never recovering, and how I found the strength needed to survive. The descriptions of my long road to recovery are filled with wonderful and horrendous medical staff; small, glorious victories; major setbacks; and gut-wrenching experiences described in such a way that the reader can’t help but be empathetic. My family figures prominently in the story, which includes many reflections on how their love and support were vital to my recovery.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
After learning about the difficulties of getting an agent and major publisher to publish a book and the horror stories of writes using the vanity publishers, I decided to self publish through Amazon’s Createspace and Kindle. It gave me creative license and I also loved how that gave me the option to design my own cover and use an actual picture of the accident.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
I think writing a memoir comes more from the heart where other types of writing comes more from the imagination. While detailing the events of my accident and recovery I had to bare my soul. It was a cathartic and emotional experience.

Author Bio:
Joseph Parenti is a CPA, health coach and the author of Miracle on 91st Street: Surviving the Impossible. His story of survival proves the power of determination and perseverance. Joseph is committed to living a healthy lifestyle and passionate about motivating others to do the same. You can follow Joe on Twitter, Facebook, or his blog.

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It’ll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting by Lisa Orban

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
I have always been a storyteller, after many years of listening to my stories and making people laugh at the comedy of errors that is my life, my friends began to encourage me to write them down. Then one day about three years ago, I sat down and began to write.

About your Book:
Many years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called “Jerry Springer: the Home Game”. The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, with the story to support our claim, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won. I was the reigning champion. This book started off as just a lighthearted collection of anecdotes, stories shared with friends over the years to both the horror and delight of my audience. But as I began to write I realized that the humor of my life comes not from the light moments, but the dark, and without those moments being included much of the humor would be lost without that context. This book is a bit darker than I initially intended, but I hope that while reading this I can make you smile, even on occasion laugh out loud at the ridiculousness of the situations I have found myself in over the years, and that you, like me, can find the humor in all the dark places. I do not believe I have any wisdom to share in this telling, nor is it even an inspirational tale of achievement by overcoming adversity, it is simply my life that I have survived. For better or worse, this is the mostly true, fairly accurate, and almost completely factual account of my life. Some liberties have been taken to protect the somewhat innocent and a few small embellishments were made for the sake of a good story.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I am a self-published Indie Author through Amazon. I guess I decided I would rather have my book out and available, gaining an audience as I go, rather than waiting for a publishing house (which often do not take unsolicited works) to finally notice my book.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
That you are constrained to the truth (if it’s an honest memoir) and that like life, you have no control over where the story is going, you’re along for the ride so to speak, hanging in there until the bitter end. Writing a memoir is a very internal journey, sometimes taking you to places you might very well want to forget, but write about anyway. Sometimes you have to accept that you are not the hero of the story, if you’re going to be honest, and that can be a hard obstetrical to overcome, because everyone want to be the hero of their own narrative. You have to expose yourself in a very real way to convey the story, opening yourself up to possible ridicule for your actions and your choices, leaving you vulnerable to your readers.

Author Bio:
I was born in Galesburg, IL in 1969. I was moved by her parents (without even asking!) to Quincy as a small child. Bouncing from parent to parent, and house to house until at 16 when I was given a broader tour of the state courtesy of foster care. At 18, I voluntarily left for Phoenix with a high school friend where I lived for three years.

After returning to Quincy, I went to college and earned an Associates of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Art. Over the years I have held many jobs, but never quite found the right one. I have written poetry and short stories on a variety of subjects from raising children to finance for online publication. Finally in 2013, after much urging from my friends for years, I sat down one day and started writing about my life.

I am the mother of five children, all grown and gone, except my youngest. Which I am sure is trying to drive me mad (as all teenagers do) and I have plans to write another book in the future about their childhood, much to their anticipated dismay.

I currently live in my hometown, in the house I love, and at the center of the chaos I enjoy so much. I’m often surrounded by my children, my loves, friends and the strays (both two legged and four) I take in. I continue to seek out new adventures, misadventures and new mistakes to fill the pages of my next book, laughing as I go.

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Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All by Veronica James

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What inspired you to write your memoir?
After setting out on an empty nest adventure we found that many people were relating to our story through our website. That led us to writing Going Gypsy as an account of how we set about our journey.

About your Book:
Almost every couple faces a “now what?” moment as their last kid moves out of the house. There’s a big empty nest looming over this new and uncertain stage in their lives.

David and Veronica James chose to look at this next phase of life as a beginning instead of an ending. Rather than staying put and facing the constant reminders of empty bedrooms and backseats, a plan began to develop to sell the nest and hit the highway. But could a homebody helicopter mom learn to let go of her heartstrings and house keys all at once?

Filled with a sense of adventure and humor, Going Gypsy is the story of a life after raising kids that is a celebration of new experiences. Pulling the rip cord on the daily grind, David and Veronica throw caution to the wind, quit their jobs, sell their house, put on their vagabond shoes, and go gypsy in a beat-up old RV found on eBay.

On a journey of over ten thousand miles along the back roads of America (and a hysterical, error-infused side trip into Italy), they conquer old fears, see new sights, reestablish bonds with family and friends, and transform their relationships with their three grown children from parent-child to adult-to-adult. Most importantly, they rediscover in themselves the fun-loving youngsters who fell in love three decades prior.

How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
We found a publisher in Skyhorse that really got our story and felt very comfortable with them every step of the way.

How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
It was just a matter of telling our story, unlike inventing characters and a plot. We simply relayed events while trying to keep the narrative engaging and amusing.

Author Bio:
Veronica James was born and raised in Southern California and was like, totally, a Valley Girl. Against any sane person’s better judgment, she ran off with a musician at age eighteen. After procreating, she became Earth Mama, then Helicopter Mom, hovering over every detail of her children’s lives. She and her husband are the creators of the popular website GypsyNester.com. Veronica has held approximately thirty-three different jobs including writer. She is never bored.

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