Laurie W.J.N.

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Laurie WJN has an adventurous spirit. She believes in living with boldness and audacity - Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing. With degrees in both recreational therapy and education, Laurie’s unique insights on emotions and behavior come from her many perspectives as a wife, mother, sister, recreational therapist & educator. Laurie W-J-N has written three non-fiction books and is currently working on her first novel. You can follow her daily life at https://lookingonthesunnyside.blogspo...

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Laurie W.J.N. I always look forward to summer reading - a chance to catch up on some of my reading pile. This summer I am really excited about reading the newest…moreI always look forward to summer reading - a chance to catch up on some of my reading pile. This summer I am really excited about reading the newest novel from Fredrik Backman - "Beartown" and I am very excited about "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. A few others I hope to get through are "The shadow land" by Elizabeth Kostova, "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin, "The Guest Room" by Chris Bohjalian, "The Summer Before the War" by Helen Simonsson, "A Spool of Blue Thread" by Anne Tyler and I'm sure a few others will be added to my list, plus my book club reads, so I should have a very full summer of reading. I hope your summer is full of good books too. (less)
Laurie W.J.N. For some of us, there is just something special about seeing your name in print. It reminds me of one of my favorite movie lines of all time. Actor…moreFor some of us, there is just something special about seeing your name in print. It reminds me of one of my favorite movie lines of all time. Actor Steve Martin’s character, in the legendary comedy ‘The Jerk’, goes running out to the delivery truck and grabs the latest copy of the white pages, exclaiming “The new phonebooks are here, I’m somebody now”. Seeing your name in print establishes your identity, it give you a special sense of permanence. You are somebody now! But its not just my name, its my ideas, my words on paper ( or on the screen) for someone to read. As an author and blog writer, it is my hope that my words will mean something to other people. I want my thoughts, my ideas to have a lasting impact. They are no longer carefully hidden from my older sisters in my locked diary, they are out in the world for everyone to look at.(less)
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I am so incredibly excited to announce my latest creative work, an Anthology of stories to celebrate and honor grandparents. This new book has been such a labor of love. I am thrilled at this collection of stories by a variety of authors and I hope that everyone else will love it as much as I do.

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“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”―Eleanor Roosevelt”
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