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Goodreads asked Carol Gordon Ekster:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Carol Gordon Ekster My newest book, Before I Sleep: I Say Thank You, comes out January 1, 2015 with Pauline Books and Media. A former colleague was speaking at lunch about an Oprah show she had seen mentioning how saying things you are grateful for each day can make you a happier person. She wasn't even speaking to me. I started my own nightly routine of saying things I was grateful for, and then woke up in the middle of the night one night saying over and over, "Before I sleep it's time to pray, to thank you God...." and wrote down on note paper the title, "Before I Sleep." It took ten years for the story to evolve and then it sold and there were some edits on that manuscript, too. It was the tenth story I wrote. (I've written about 60.)

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