Reclaiming Life

Reclaiming Life

by Amanda Anderson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480249103
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2013
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

I live in North Georgia with my husband and two children. I spend part of my time teaching at a local preschool and writing, while the rest is devoted to my family. Writing is new to me, but storytelling has been a life long hobby. I love using words to create images and feelings for others. I can honestly tell a story about almost anything. Some of my favorite storytelling memories are of telling bed time stories to my children and nieces and nephew. They would pick random things, such as the ceiling fan, and I would make up a story about it. Those moments are treasures to me and I hope they will be remembered by those special children too. In that way I hope to bring special moments to my readers as well.
Writing offers me an escape from the wonderful chaos that is my life. Raising two small children takes a lot of energy and I often collapse in my office chair late at night and let my ideas flow. I often write from an outline, but just as often I simply sit at the computer and type until I run out of ideas. Then I go back to make sure it all makes sense and works. Often I find myself captivated by the story as I read because in my mad rush to type it all out I don't really embrace the story in the way one does when reading. My husband often laughs at me when I am reading a book of my own while wiping away the stray tear or two. I feel it is a pretty good sign that it can touch me in that way and I hope my readers can feel the emotion that I try to inject into my stories.
I find that I enjoy my self-published status because it gives me the freedom to write what I want, how I want. I often choose characters who may not fit the norm of what most think of as a hero or heroine. I like my characters unique and I like their story to flow from me instead of what someone else's guidelines.
I hope you enjoy my stories. I enjoy hearing from you. I do read emails and I try my best to reply if necessary. I would love to hear your ideas and all about the types of books you enjoy most. Who knows, you may give me a great new book idea?

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