A Family Affair

I recently attended Books ‘n Authors ‘n All That Jazz at Weatherford College. I’ll write about some of the sessions in future posts, but today I want to talk about the great experience I had with my family.

My daughter Sherri attended with her children, my eight-year-old granddaughter Ashleigh and my ten-year-old grandson Nicholas.

The kids attended children’s workshops and had a chance to make their own book. I really enjoyed seeing them so excited about writing and books.

I have encouraged Sherri to write a book about her life. A Type-1 diabetic for most of her life, she has experienced severe health challenges for years and overcome many obstacles. A couple of years ago, she had a pancreas transplant and frequently gives talks to groups and shares her story to encourage other patients.

She hasn’t paid much attention to my urgings to write a book, but she got excited about the idea when she attended the conference. She had a chance to talk to a publisher, who encouraged her to write and publish her book.

It’s interesting that someone outside the family says the same thing as I’ve been saying for years, suddenly Sherri takes the idea seriously. I’m glad she’s finally considering it.

Sharing the conference with Sherri, Ashleigh, and Nicholas made it special.

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