Wednesday, May 07, 2008

It was a good first day in the life of a book

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~

Meagan's Pre-K graduation day - perhaps my favorite photo of my Little Girl. Read about it in the final chapter of "Daddy's Little Girl."

The following is the script for the video we’re producing to advertise the book:

Hello readers, my name is Gregory E Lang. My friends call me Greg.

Ten years ago, my daughter Meagan was only eight years old, in the third grade and learning to write in cursive and do division.

Back then I helped her with her homework, brought home her first puppy and sometimes carried her around on my back from place to place.

One night, thinking about our relationship and wanting to make sure she understood just how much I loved her, I wrote a book about my thoughts.

That book, my first to be published, was called “Why a daughter Needs a Dad.”

Today Meagan is eighteen years old. Believe me, much has changed in ten years. I no longer help her with her homework and I certainly don’t carry her around on my back anymore.

In just three short months my daughter is leaving home to attend college. My little girl is now a young woman about to enter a new phase in her life. It is a phase where I will have but a small role to play.

Or will I?

I’ve written a new book for Meagan; it is called “Daddy’s Little Girl: Stories of the Special Bond Between Fathers and Daughters.” This book is a collection of stories about fathers and daughters of all ages and all walks of life. There are stories about love, hope, faith and forgiveness. Some stories are quite funny; others will bring tears to your eyes.

All the stories in Daddy’s Little Girl have one thing in common – evidence of the lasting bond between fathers and daughters.

I hope you will read “Daddy’s Little Girl.” As I’ve said, it will make you laugh, and it will make you cry.

It will also make you want to pick up the phone and call your daughter, or your dad. I promise.

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

1 comment:

CHATTI PATTI said...

I rushed to the bookstore today. I had every intention on buying it yesterday, when it hit the shelves, but hospice came into mom and daddy's home yesterday. I was soooo pleased to see a blurb from my story in the book. I'm MYRA on page 98-99!!!! Thank u, Mr. Lang!!!