Chasing the Dream by Norman Walters — Worldwide Release
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“Dumpster Doll gives you a chance to open your eyes and glimpse what children in the system go through and how they got there. You may be uncomfortable, and I hope that you are. It is my sincere hope that Dumpster Doll provokes you to do something in your own community to help children.”
–Crystal Morgan, founder of Fostering LoveDumpster Doll is brave not because it is unique, but because it unflinchingly shines a light on family turmoil, flaws in judicial systems, and ultimately, the grit and tenacity that thousands of children exhibit each day just to make it through. Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.
Norman Walters’ Peruvian adventure along the banks of the Amazon river continues in Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon. This is the second chapter in a story of overcoming obstacles, blending cultures, creating a dream, and facing hardship as well as joy.
Norman Walters spent ten years in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, 110 miles (up the Amazon River by boat) from Iquitos, Peru. This Jungle City of 600,000 inhabitants was reachable (from the outside world) only by water or air. No roads in! He is the co-founder of Yacumama Lodge, which he carved from the jungle. These are his stories.
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In December 2017, Peg Hanna published Peanut Butter on the Wall and Marshmallows on the Microwave, a collection of stories about two only children who raised—and matured with—their ever-changing family of five boys and one girl, starting nearly fifty years ago.
Peg takes readers through the rooms of her family’s two homes, recounting some of the events that occurred in them—flying peanut butter, flying babies, a flying angel. Some of these stories are funny. Some are sad. Some are hair-raising. All are true.
Many readers can relate to, “I didn’t do it,” “STOP IT!” and “It’s MY turn.” Each chapter is followed by a reflection such as, “Does Anyone Have a Life Without Photos on the Fridge?” “I Can’t See the Rug,” and “Reading With Grandma.”
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Margaret Leis Hanna (Peg) is a former teacher and graduate of Grove City College (PA), with graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State University. She is an award-winning writer of poetry and short stories and co-author of WHILE…Born During WWII. Peg is a member of the Ohio Writers’ Guild, Writers’ Satellite and The National League of American Pen Women. She and her husband live in Gahanna, Ohio.
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