Thursday, April 13, 2006

Tackling the Squeamish

I watched "Cinderella Man" last night--a very enjoyable movie, even though I cringed with every blow and every time my Lord's name was taken in vain. Most of all, I enjoyed learning about a real person, James Braddock, a man who apparently was worthy of hero status . . . a rare thing in today's world. (Of course, I haven't done any research into what he was really like, so I have no idea how accurate the movie is.)

As I read and research more about funeral homes, etc., I realize that another goal for the Fairlawn series is to help people get over their fear of death and all things associated with it--to overcome the squeamish factor, as it were. Easy to do if my heroine is initially squeamish, because the reader should "desensitize" along with my heroine. I hope so, anyway

I spoke in two more Atlanta schools today, and had a rare treat--a young woman walked in with her daughter and said, "Remember me?" She was Laura Columbus, whom I taught 26 years ago in Lynchburg. She hasn't changed a bit, and she's now married and teaching students at another school in the area. So nice to see her!

Well, it's been a long day. Two more schools tomorrow, then I'm flying home. Yea!


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