Friday, July 8, 2016

Interview with LaVera Edick, author of Four Score and More



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 what your latest book is all about?

My latest book,CAT TALES KITTY CAPERS AND MORE,is about an elderly lady and the feline family of seven who adoptei:l her. It is a story of how they made her llfe more enjoyable and healthier. The book is not just about cats. Part two,MORE,is  also about dogs,horses,turtles,and even a pet pig, named Leadbelly.  Iam an artist and the book is illustrated with more than forty copies of my paintings.

How did you come up with the idea?

I came up with the idea for this book from  the weekly letters  I received from Ruth, the owner  of the cats and also from her daily journals.

What kind of research did you do before and during the writing of your book?

I did research verifying the statements I made in my book pertaining to the health benefits of having a pet.  Love is the most iml)<)rtant health attribute we have and animals are one of nature's best sources of love.

Can you give us a short excerpt?

Although  dogs and cats are probably the most P<Jpular,there are many others; horses,rabbits,
guinea pigs,hamsters,pigs, turtles and even snakes that have shown love and devot!on to their owners, helping them slow down and lead a more  simple life.

In your own experience,is it hard to gela nonfiction book published today?  How did you do it?

I                was 89 years old when I finished writing my second book.  Since I might not have time to get it published Mainstream,I chose to Self- Publish. It was easy to find a company on internet.

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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