Tuesday, May 06, 2008

We have a launch...

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~

The Release day has finally arrived! Wow, it has been nearly two years since the conception of the idea for this book to today. I hope to have a photo up tomorrow of the girls and me at a bookstore standing before a stack of book; we’re taking it tonight. They don’t know of this plan yet but if I mention shoes somewhere in my request, they’ll indulge me. Anyway, the following is a press release about the book, posted for your review:

He is a husband and father not afraid to speak from his heart, a man who has shared his stories of marriage, parenting and the celebration of life with over 3 million readers.

Gregory E. Lang has written twenty books about the laughter and tears, challenges and joys, and heartwarming benefits of all our family relationships. His first book was written for his daughter and titled “Why a Daughter Needs a Dad.” Whether describing the days back when she kissed him in public, her first driving lesson or her current preparations for leaving home to attend college, Gregory Lang has documented his relationship with his only daughter, Meagan, and shared it with readers throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Much of what he has written rings familiar with parents and children from around the world. Making his email address available in each of his books, he receives frequent correspondence from dads, daughters, mothers and sons telling him about their own relationships. Many ask for advice or simply offer thanks for reminding them of the importance of focusing on the family above all else.

In his most recent book, “Daddy’s Little Girl: Stories of the Special Bond Between Fathers and Daughters” (HarperOne), Lang returns to the subject that got him started as an author in the first place, his relationship with Meagan. He tells us in brief but poignant chapters of events in their father-daughter relationship that proved to be life lessons for both of them. Additionally, drawing from correspondence with the thousands of father and daughter fans who have contacted him over the years, he tells their stories, too.

“Daddy’s Little Girl” is a collection of stories about love, hope, faith in one another and forgiveness of mistakes both big and small. Some stories are quite funny; others will bring tears to your eyes. All are inspirational and have one thing in common – real life evidence of the lasting bond between fathers and daughters.

With “Daddy’s Little Girl,” Lang tells us more than ever about his relationship with Meagan, prepares himself for what has yet to come in their future, and reminds us all of the comfort, simple pleasures and vital importance of the father and daughter relationship.

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

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Hi Greg!
I'm on the phone right now with my favorite Barnes & Noble, and they're checking to see if they have any "Daddy's Little Girl" in stock...the answer is "yes"!! They have put one on reserve for me and so...I'm off to pick up my copy of your precious book!!!