Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First Published Review

I am searching for heartfelt and inspirational stories about mother-daughter relationships, stories that share wisdom and teach important moral and life lessons, stories from which daughters and moms might derive hope and guidance after reading them.

What did you learn from this unique parent-child relationship, how it has changed over the years, how you two dealt with conflict, etc? The stories can be about good or bad times, as long as the result is something others can learn from. There are no format or length requirements.

For more information about submitting your story, please visit my website, www.gregoryelang.com, and click the red corner on the home page, just beneath the “Projects” tab.

I’m also conducting recorded telephone interviews for those who prefer to tell rather than write their story. Just send me an email with your phone number and dates/times you are available. Interviews typically last 30-45 minutes.

If you’d like to submit a daughter-mom photo to display on this blog, please email it to greg.lang@mindspring.com.

If this is your first visit to my blog, please read the Frequently Asked Questions posted on March 20, 2008.

The deadline for submitting your story or participating in an interview is August 1, 2008.

Now on to today’s post~

Today’s photo is of the Powell family of Atlanta and it first appeared last year in my book “Thank You, Mom.”

I don’t have much to share today due to the time spent in interviews yesterday – three for this current writing project and one with a Cincinnati radio station which prerecorded an interview for Mother’s Day. Rodney, the host, his mother and I discussed why I wrote “Why a Son Needs a Mom.” I told them of my love for my mom and my desire to honor her with a book, but I didn’t tell them of how she would have whipped my B-hind had I not written a book about her after I had written one about everybody else in my family. Such prerogatives come after you’ve downloaded a 9 pound, 10 ouncer, I think.

Yahoo! Got my first reader’s review of Daddy’s Little Girl (posted on barnesandnoble.com):

“Daddy's Little Girl is an extremely uplifting and real life look at the relationships fathers have with their daughters. It is insightful and written in a way that both inspires and teaches. I would recommend this book to anyone who values their family relationships, especially fathers and daughters.”

Oh, and just to give a hint of things to come, here are a few short summaries of stories I’ve received recently:

1. A mom finds out she has cancer but insists her daughter leave home for college in pursuit of her dreams.
2. A mom does all she can to make every holiday special, including baking green bread for St. Patrick’s Day.
3. Dealing with her rebellious daughter, one mom finally understands what kept her own mother up at night.
4. While talking with her son over the kitchen table, a daughter recalls all the life lessons her mother taught while sitting at the very same table.
5. A daughter opens her lunchbox to find a special note from mom.

Well, I guess that’s enough for today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Now go out and hug somebody!

2 comments:

Lane family said...
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Lane family said...

I stumbled upon your blog today. What a great thing you are doing! So often a Mother/Daughter relationship is portrayed negatively. It's nice to see someone trying to highlight all of the wonderfully positive things. Thanks for a good start to my day.

-Meghan