Lannah Sawers-Diggins is the very talented author of Red Dust Dreams, a book that gives a voice to those living in the outback, revealing what life is really like ‘in the sticks’ through interviews, articles, and Lannah’s own experiences. She took a chance to spread Red Dust Dreams throughout the world and entered into the

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Some of Aurora House authors decided to try their luck with the Readers Favourite Book Awards. We have received most of the reviews back and here are the ones who received an award for their book. Well Done! The books were varied in their genre, from autobiography, to historical fiction, to children’s books, and parenting.

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Linda Lattin’s Wheels of Mizfortunate

Linda Lattin’s Wheels of Mizfortunate

I was able to write my book with sheer determination, which is common for many writers. Success requires determination.


I was in a serious car accident that left me critically injured and comatose for over four months. When I awoke I had NO memory of my life. I was dazed as anyone would be and my mind was blank. I had to learn how to be a woman again: a living, breathing, 35 year old woman who had three sons, whom I did not remember either! I did not know how to be a Mom. I had to re-learn how to do everything from the basic learning how to breathe, learning how to eat and how to breathe as I ate, everything a person learns from birth, but I was beginning of a new life. The woman I had been was gone and I had to start my life anew.  

After re-learning some basic tasks like learning how to sit up, eat and brush my teeth, I was sent home with a husband whom I did not remember either, accompanied with many “how to” lists for my therapists and myself. I had very little comprehension of life. I had care givers and therapists coming daily during my early recovery, and it was pretty overwhelming. I permanently injured my right hand which was the preferred hand so I had to re-learn to write with left hand. I had to start somewhere! ~grin & wink~

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I was able to write my book with sheer determination, which is common for many writers. Success requires determination.


I was in a serious car accident that left me critically injured and comatose for over four months. When I awoke I had NO memory of my life. I was dazed as anyone would be and my mind was blank. I had to learn how to be a woman again: a living, breathing, 35 year old woman who had three sons, whom I did not remember either! I did not know how to be a Mom. I had to re-learn how to do everything from the basic learning how to breathe, learning how to eat and how to breathe as I ate, everything a person learns from birth, but I was beginning of a new life. The woman I had been was gone and I had to start my life anew.  

After re-learning some basic tasks like learning how to sit up, eat and brush my teeth, I was sent home with a husband whom I did not remember either, accompanied with many “how to” lists for my therapists and myself. I had very little comprehension of life. I had care givers and therapists coming daily during my early recovery, and it was pretty overwhelming. I permanently injured my right hand which was the preferred hand so I had to re-learn to write with left hand. I had to start somewhere! ~grin & wink~

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Well known and popular children’s author Gigi Sedlmayer interviewed by Uvi Poznansky

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Who inspired you to start writing and how did your craft develop since then?

Surviving cancer and finding myself still alive after two years of just sitting around, but still locked after my two little girls and my husband, Albert, I finally came to my senses again. Since I couldn’t work at a traditional job any longer, I couldn’t stand or sit too long, Albert, my husband, taught me how to use a computer. I started to write, since there was nothing else for me to do. In the beginning I wasn’t sure, in which language I should write. But then I decided to write in English, since my English became better and we live in an English-speaking country.

I wrote many short stories and entered them into competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave me confidence to go on writing and inspired me to go on. One of the short stories was about Talon and Matica. Judges from the competition loved the story and so I thought, I could develop a series about Talon and Matica. And so the TALON series came to life.

And my English is getting better and better and my ideas as well. My head is full with great ideas for the next books in the Talon series.

 

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Well known and popular children’s author Gigi Sedlmayer interviewed by Uvi Poznansky

0127 klein

Who inspired you to start writing and how did your craft develop since then?

Surviving cancer and finding myself still alive after two years of just sitting around, but still locked after my two little girls and my husband, Albert, I finally came to my senses again. Since I couldn’t work at a traditional job any longer, I couldn’t stand or sit too long, Albert, my husband, taught me how to use a computer. I started to write, since there was nothing else for me to do. In the beginning I wasn’t sure, in which language I should write. But then I decided to write in English, since my English became better and we live in an English-speaking country.

I wrote many short stories and entered them into competitions and often got very good reports back, which gave me confidence to go on writing and inspired me to go on. One of the short stories was about Talon and Matica. Judges from the competition loved the story and so I thought, I could develop a series about Talon and Matica. And so the TALON series came to life.

And my English is getting better and better and my ideas as well. My head is full with great ideas for the next books in the Talon series.

 

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