It is about the stories behind the writing. Writing is just storytelling. You write . You put a book out there in the world. But I have learned that is not enough. You have to speak. You have to put yourself out there and tell your stories. You have to be the mouthpiece, the voice. People may or may not buy your book but they will turn out to hear you talk. And the audience has to be with you and you have to be one with them. It is magical when it goes well. You rise above yourself and the audience carries you. I used to be afraid to be a public speaker. I was a teacher. I have learned to drop the teachable moments and connect – not by trying, by just telling my story the way it is. Storytelling predated writing and it will last longer than writing. Storytelling is the way we connected, connect, and will always connect.
I just got booked to do a book talk (no pun intended) two more times – both in Great Neck. Will post details as it gets closer.
I have met more interesting people in the past 6 months since I published my book! The author of this book, Sylvie Heyman comes from my hometown and we share a lot in common. So, here is to another fringe benefit of publishing!
Ok – so it is for next April…But I just got booked to do my Aging Discussion next April. Sharing my stories from my book, RAGING AGAINST AGING, poems by Judith Viorst, Dr. Seuss, and citing Nora Ephron, we explore the five major concerns of aging. This is NOT a How-To, because I do NOT know how-to age, we discuss our feelings using humor.
My book keeps selling. The sales are all in the U.S. so far but they are selling!
Hope you enjoy the read!