|Posted by Lawrence Bear on April 7, 2010 at 9:42 PM|
In the last 5 months, my book has been getting good reviews and comments. There are people who stop me and ask if it is I who wrote this book, since I did not have time to search for a picture, to go on the back of the book. I tell them yes, and point out the small bio about myself, where it states where I am residing. They give me a hand shake, and tell me how good it was, and it was one book they could not put down, they finished it in 2 days, some over night.
I am very pleased that they purchased and took time to read my story. I was taken back by our local librarian, who has purchased 2 books for our residents of the area, and she told me her brother read it in 2 days, he really liked it, also he came and shook my hand while I was in the mall, I later learned from her, that he is one too not read, never, and he borrowed it from the library and read it. Wow, now that is something, for one person who never takes interest in reading, to sit down and read my book, well, is quite the feeling when you hear something like that.
As far as I know, I have sold 106 copies that I know of, that isn't including the ones that were on book web sites, I certainly hope it reaches a lot of people and makes an impact.
I am not out to make millions off it, that is not what I intended or wanted to do. But what I am after, is to show the teens, the ones who struggle with everyday pressures, the ones who are striving for their dreams, the ones who feel left out, the ones who want to give up, I want to show them, all dreams are possible. And not to give up so easily, I have a message in my story, to keep striving forward, even when it seems hopeless, I wrote one line for a key character in my story, this line says it all. "Listen to your heart, follow your dreams, never let go, and never give up." This story deals with peer pressure, teen problems, racism, alcohol, sex and teen pregnancy. These issues are what our teens face today, and If they read this book, maybe it will help them in someway, and maybe open their eyes some.
Thank you for taking time to read my blog, and in closing, I like to sign off with the catch phrase words of Spock, "Live long and prosper."