Getting down to the end of final corrections and rewrites for Annie’s Book, Blessed With a Gift, I can see the end in sight, but how do I stop the tears? Will they be happy or sad tears? Does it matter?
Yes, I suppose it does. You’ll just have to read it to find out. Information on how you can get a copy due to be posted by August. Wish me and Annie luck, love and laughter.We’re both gonna need it.
Deborah A. Bowman, author
Annie comes from the past, but will live forever in your hearts.
Annie Doll on my desk.
Annie’s from mid-1600s America. She is Blessed With A Gift or is she cursed? How do you know for sure? I think her love for animals says much about her love for everything.
Read about the treatment of children and women in The British Colonies. You may not be prepared for the treatment of children born with birth defects. ‘Twas sad, when wee Annie had so much love and healing to give. But what if she is misunderstood? Superstition ruled the land, but who ruled the people, especially during the 19 years when England, Scotland, and France were involved in an atrocious civil war. The colonies were forsaken. Turmoil ruled. The documented history you probably weren’t taught in grade school. Can Annie be saved when everyone loves her? Is love enough? I truly hope so.
Annie lived 40-50 years prior to the Witch Hysteria. Annie should be safe, but …
Enjoy Annie’s happiness and spirit as a healer and herbalist. She’s a happy little girl. She’s a savant and a telepathic receiver, and above average in some aspects of her life, but she canna’ count or read. Annie is special.
Deborah A. Bowman.
Take a book down from the shelf
And read only for yourself
It’s not that you don’t care
But this time, no need to share
Words of beauty, wisdom, and depth
So strong that you have wept
O’er the joys, fantasy, and wealth
Of words that speak just to yourself
Pick a book, any book
And learn, indulge, and look
At worlds beyond yourself
Take a book down from the shelf
And open up the spine
To live another life…in your mind
This is where the magic begins, blends, comes together, and ends
I take no blame and express no shame
In the fact that Annie’s existence has inspired me with no resistance.
This is where the characters come alive and strive
To capture my attention and create an intervention
They cry, laugh, giggle and speak to compete
With all the books waiting to be complete
They seek meaning and life through my acting and reacting
The doll’s name is Annie and she is Blessed With a Gift
Due to be released this year
Annie will share her fears and tears
Her love, happiness, and sadness
But most of all, she wants to share her love
Blessed With A Gift of white light healing
She gives her life and her strife
As a child, mother and wife
It’s so sad she will never hold her daughter
But she will live on in verse and historical fiction
Annie is the character who caused the most friction
Her voice will be heard…
In my story and my words…
God Bless Annie from the mid-1600s
In a Colonial America
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And the upcoming release as my spirits lift
The sky is the limit if you but believe in yourself.
We write many books to collect dust on the shelf.
We want to attract readers, but competition is tough.
Finding the right promo can really be rough.
I see my dear friends, writers all, searching social media
To put out the word, reach for the sky, and tension relieve.
But I know we all would still write, even if nobody reads,
And put as much wordsmithing, editing, and proofreads
In every book, every blog, every post, every review
That we write for other authors to encourage and renew
Our humble opinions or assistance in a close-knit kinship.
WE ARE WRITERS!
By Deborah A. Bowman