When Dreams Come True

When Dreams Come True

It’s real! My dream is now a reality! This quote sums up my inspiration for the week:

Of all the things that wisdom provides to help one live one’s entire life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship. –Epicurious


Such has been my experience in the last seven days. Old friends, new friends, and even unmet friends, have supported and encouraged me through one of the most special weeks of my life.

And I thank you! All of you.

For getting me to the book signing venue, for helping me set up, for trekking in the 90-degree heat to see me, for hugging me, for letting me cry, for being patient with me when I struggled to remember your name, for being willing to have pictures made with me, for taking pictures, for making sure my gold boots were blazing and visible in almost every shot.

For being my friends.

Thank you!

Life in this dang wheelchair can be so lonely. But you, my readers, my friends that I know and those I have yet to meet, have opened up connections that sustain me.

And I am grateful.

After the signing was over, I asked a sales person where my book would be shelved.

“In Biography, under G,” he said and showed me.

And there it was! My book. Face out!

The feeling was indescribable. It was like the first time I viewed the Olan Mills (remember them?) portrait of Brittany, my firstborn. Somehow the professional’s camera lens captured and made real years of hopes and dreams, and yes, some hard and challenging times.

My place on the shelf made it all unexpectedly real. Overwhelmingly emotional.

Then, I laughed.

Look a couple of books over from mine. It’s Marvin Gaye! Oh, how I loved his funky boogie tunes back in my college dancing days. I still love to dance—just don’t have quite the same moves I did back then.

But back to gratitude.

Thank you for reading and responding to my book. Thank you for the Amazon.com and Goodreads reviews (you have no idea how much those mean to me!). Thanks, also, for the likes, shares, comments, tweets, retweets, posts, pins, and all that good social media engagement. All that “matters,” according to those who know far more about this book promotion business than I do.

Below are a couple links to recent press. Please share if you like. I’ve done a couple more interviews and have more lined up, but let me know if you have ideas for who else may want to know more about my story. A good summary is here.

I also would LOVE to travel to see you. On my dream list would be a trip to North Carolina (Hickory, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill), West Virginia (Huntington), and maybe even South Carolina, Georgia (Statesboro), Milwaukee, and NYC if I can figure out the timing and logistics. It takes an entourage and detailed planning for me to travel! If you have ideas or can help, let me know.

Again, THANK YOU! I hope you know how much I treasure your friendship.

My best – always,

Becky  (Nana B)

P.S. Amazon review update: 17 toward my goal of 40! Many thanks!

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