Friday, July 22, 2016

Interview with LaVera Edick, author of Four Score and More

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Inside the Book:

Four Score and More

Title: Four Score and More 
Author: LaVera Edick 
Publisher: Trafford 
Genre: Biography 
Format: Ebook/Paperback

Statement from Author I was born in 1925. This is my story of growing up on a farm and following the oft-times bumpy road of life. It is the story of my family and ancestors, those pioneers who cut the trails and paved the roads for our journey through life. Several major events helped shape the lives and attitudes of those born before 1940. It was a struggle raising a family in the thirties: not only was the nation in a financial crisis, Mother Nature was in an ugly mood. When people reminisce, they often talk about the “good times” they had during the “bad times.” There was a shortage of money but an abundance of love and family togetherness. A product of hardy pioneer stock, at an early age, I gained satisfaction from a hard day’s work well done. From managing a trucking business and selling brushes, I became first lady of an insurance company and pursued my dreams of becoming an artist. Statement from Jackie Glen, editor: If your grandparents, great-grandparents and their relatives lived in the 1800’s and early 1900’s in the Midwest, you will want to read this book that describes in detail what life was like on the farm. Personal anecdotes about the author and her family will put you in stitches or bring you to tears, but every tale will cause you to wonder how our ancestors survived. Their stories of hard work, sacrifice, and determination not only will remind you of where you came from, but provide a road map of the future.

“Flanked by the colorful stories of several generations before and after her, Edick shares her life journey through the often turbulent, historically and personally, 20th century – a genuine, heartfelt memoir.” –US REVIEW of BOOKS

The Interview:

Can you tell us why you wrote your book?

I always wanted to write, but it was after a near-fatal auto accident that God seemed to be telling me that I was left on earth for a reason. It was then that I started thinking about writing my first book.

Which part of the book was hardest to write?

The part about unhappy family situations was the hardest to write.

 Does your book have an underlying message that readers should know?

I hope that readers will get the message from my book that more time should be spent with family and talking to God.

Do you remember when the writing bug hit?

The writing bug hit when I was a college student at age 40 and started writing short stories in a writing class.But,it hit in earnest after a near-fatal auto accident and a message from God .

Besides books,do you write anything else?

Besides books,Iwrite poetry and do a lot of corresponding with family and friends.

Meet the Author:

LaVera and her faithful canine companion, a Westie named Tousie, are snowbirds these days. They spend their summers in Bismarck, North Dakota, and winters in Mesa, Arizona.

 

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