Happy Release Day: One More Day + Author Guest Post With Erika Beebe!

To celebrate the release of One More Day, Erika Beebe has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer.
 

 About The Author:
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Inspired by her first grade teacher’s belief in her imagination from the first story she ever wrote, Erika has been a storyteller ever since. A dreamer and an experiencer, she envisions the possibilities in life and writes to bring hope when sometimes the moment doesn’t always feel that way.Working in the field of public relations and communications for more than ten years, she has always been involved with writing, editing, and engaging others in public speaking.Her two young children help keep her creativity alive and the feeling of play in the forefront of her mind.

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Inspiration Can Stop And Start At Any Age

 It’s all about how to get it started it again.

A six-year-old girl with long dark braids, I ran up to the front of my first grade classroom wearing my red sparkly shoes with rainbow laces. My teacher, Ms. Hintz, squatted in front of me and handed back my card I’d turned in with the first story I’d ever written in pencil on the inside. I took the card from her hand and stared at the little unicorn I’d drawn on the very top of the card, when she said, “Erika.” I looked up. “You are going to be a writer someday.”

Always a dreamer, always a great storyteller, I’d lie in the grass, watching the clouds roll across the sky or the stars twinkle at night, imagining great people and their lives, and all the what-ifs.

College created a giant distraction and I became trapped in the whirlwind of decisions with what I wanted to do—I forgot how to sit still with my thoughts. I dabbled a little in everything, from Dietetics, Zoology, Landscape Architecture, Advertising, and finally settled in to Fine Arts/Graphic Arts and Communication. I’ve been in the professional world of Communications and Public Relations for more than 10 years, serving in just about every capacity you could imagine.

After my son was born, I had a really great dream about writing. I couldn’t shake it, and I learned how to be still again, to read books I enjoyed, and how to listen to the whispers of my imagination, slowly surfacing.

Two years later, my daughter was born. Watching my kids grow and play, and how they processed the world, helped push me to cycle back to my one earliest and biggest dream—writing.  So I am writing, and I haven’t stopped since. I write every day after I’ve tucked the kids in their beds and they are sleeping soundly.

Finally, thirty years later, I’m doing what I knew I was meant to do. Feel free to join me in my rambles of dream chasing on my blog, www.cloudninegirl.com.

About The Book:

perf5.250x8.000.inddTitle: One More Day
Authors:  L.S. Murphy , Anna Simpson, J. Keller Ford, Marissa Halvorson, Kimberly Kay, Erika Beebe, Danielle E. Shipley
Publication Date: December 2, 2013
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
What if today never ends?What if everything about life—everything anyone hoped to be, to do, to experience—never happens?Whether sitting in a chair, driving down the road, in surgery, jumping off a cliff or flying … that’s where you’d be … forever.Unless …In One More Day, Erika Beebe, Marissa Halvorson, Kimberly Kay, J. Keller Ford, Danielle E. Shipley and Anna Simpson join L.S. Murphy to give us their twists, surprising us with answers to two big questions, all from the perspective of characters under the age of eighteen.How do we restart time?How do we make everything go back to normal?The answers, in whatever the world—human, alien, medieval, fantasy or fairytale—could,maybe, happen today.Right now.What would you do if this happened … to you?

 

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Happy reading until next time!

Lucy