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Number of Pages: 344
Vendor: Xulon Press
Publication Date: 2002
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Author: Orpha Caton
Located in: 19163 Sunrise Way, Oregon City, OR 97045
Submitted: March 30, 2008
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a retired educator. I've dreamed of telling the story of my maternal grandmother,how she lived and coped with what life brought her way. She passed along valuable ethics of caring for others, honesty, ambitions for success,coping with disappointments and sharing love. I've tried to live up to her expectations. My husband and I endeavored to pass along the same ethics to our two daughters.
What was your motivation behind this project? I believe it's important that everyone has access to their family stories. It was my intent in this first novel, to deliver the story of the maternal side of my family, exposing both good and bad we all must face with those we love.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Unless we understand our own experiences, I doubt we're able to understand others. I hope folks will understand themselves as they witness how my grandmother came and went with the tragedies and joys she experienced.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? While digging into the past, I discovered emotions that surprised me. I attempted to slip into the shoes of my grandmother and walk the paths she walked along the creek, the creek which held deep, deep secrets.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? As a new writer, I've much to learn. If I were to do the story over, I'd eliminate unnecessary words. I'm too verbose. I write as I speak. I am who I am. My second novel, "The Shade of The Windmill," is less wordy.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I love poetry and short prose. The illustrations in my poetry book,"Pathway Reflections," were done by my own pen. Send an email to email@example.com I will send information. May you enjoy my writings.