Why do writers write or artists paint? Most of us want to create something memorable to leave behind. We would like to feel our lives have made a difference in this vast, wonderful world. Few of us leave giant footprints in the sands of time but even the tiniest ripples can and do affect others. The crazy thing is, that the way we live our lives probably touches more people than our prose, poetry, or painting. How many people will remember you for your compassion or generosity? What better epitaph could there be than to be remembered simply as “a good person?” While paying for my food at McDonald’s drive-through, the teenager who took my money said, “Hey, you’re that lady that wrote a book!” It made me smile but it was nothing in comparison to the warm glow I got after receiving an enthusiastic hug the next night from a two-year old at Story Time.  It put things into perspective for me. What do I really want to be remembered for?

About fairysockmother

I am a Harper Voyager, UK author. Among Wolves, the first in an adult fantasy trilogy was released 2015. Grim Tidings followed in 2016 and Before Winter concludes the series in 2017! I have 19 traditionally published children's books including: the Abby and the Book Bunch series and a 2 Readers' Theater series both published through Magic Wagon, a division of the ABDO Group, at www.abdopublishing.com. My first picture book, "The Christmas Cats" was released by Pelican Publishing in 2011. I have reviewed YA material for VOYA magazine for almost 28 years. Follow me on Twitter as FairySockmother and visit my website: www.nancykwallace.com.
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