Thursday, September 11, 2008

Virtual Book Tour

Chugging right along on my tour. Today I am at for an interview. When I started this tour, working with Pump up Your Book promotions, I wondered if the interviews would get redundant after a while, but the blog hosts have been wonderful about asking different questions, so there is something fresh each time. Whew! I would hate to think they were all like having a canned response. Sort of what we sometimes get with political candidates. :-)

And I just can't let this important day pass without mentioning 9/11 and sending out good thoughts to people who are still feeling the pain of loss from that day. And in a way, that touches all of us, because we all lost something that day seven years ago.


Dana Fredsti said...

Congrats on your tour, Maryann! I love blog book tours, both as an author and as a reader!

pve design said...

Thank-you for visiting me and congrats on your book tour. Love to read One Small Victory, may I purchase a signed copy from you? Your work sounds fascinating.

Unknown said...

Maryann's explorations of the topic of grief in her novel One Small Victory deserve deeper consideration.
In our Western culture with its current cacophony of bitter cynicism and political dishonesty, one needs to retreat from the turmoil and find the space and quietness to discover a better understand of the spiritual dimensions of tragedy and loss.
In so doing, another door is opened before us. It is the door of understanding. Our eyes can be opened in thankfulness to the gratitude we owe for the abundantly good things of life we already freely enjoy.
In the din of hurry and greed, one will not hear that "still small voice" of God where the purpose and meaning of our existence comes into focus.

Maryannwrites said...

Thanks all for the comments. And ROger, thanks for the plug for my book in your blog.

You make some good points here, and I agree that we need to balance our struggles against the horrific struggles of others. However, as a chaplain I learned that even though one person's loss may be trivial when held up against the backdrop of say, Zimbabwe, at that moment nothing is more important than that one person's loss. Validating it, does help them get past the self-absorption that often comes with grief so they can see a bigger picture.

Not writing this to be contrary to what you said, just adding another dimension. :-)