There isn't just one image of my parents that stands still in mind. Instead, my brain has catalogued my memories in slides.
You remember slide photographs, don't you? The photos were printed like little transparencies. You could hold them up to the light and remember the family's fondest moments. Then, you'd organize them in an the circular metal tray, dim the lights, and dazzle friends and family with the highlights of that trip to Chicago. Those slideshows were amazing. Well, until PowerPoint was invented.
Yet, when I think of my parents, none of my fondest memories of them exist in print. I don't have any tangible slides to arrange. Instead, my mind is littered with them.
Have your read Walden? It may have assigned to you in high school. Did you read it? If you did, you probably don't remember. Our young teenage minds were filled with things far too shallow to understand Thoreau.
Yes, that’s the author’s name. Henry David Thoreau. Now, do you remember?
Are you Jacqueline? Am I……? Is she….?
After reading Cross Your Fingers, my friends and family asked these questions. In fact, I have heard from other authors that these are commonly asked questions.
First, from a personal perspective, let me answer the question, as it is asked, and try to answer the unasked questions that I presume are being thought.
Yes, I am Jacqueline; and, no, I am not Jacqueline.
By now, you’ve heard that I wrote two books. Perhaps, you’ve read them. Or, maybe, you’ve bought them and plan to read them when you have time.
Who knows, maybe hearing about what I’ve accomplished has inspired you to think about doing something – something you’ve always wanted to do. Something just for you. A sideshow project of your own. You know, the one you think about when you are driving. That thing you’re going to do when you have more time.
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Why did you write a book?
It was the question my family and friends posed after Cross Your Fingers was published. It is a simple question. The questioner wanted to know the reason for my activity. It was the question that was the hardest for me to answer.