Living and Writing in a world of challenges and disAbilities
The publisher of my novel said that in order to "drive traffic" to my book, I would have to create a website, Facebook site, start a blog and a Twitter site. Okay, so I have this website, a blog (on which you are welcome to visit and leave a comment): http://laurenbgrossman.blogspot.com/, but I hesitatingly Tweet. I really don't think anyone is interested in what I am cooking for dinner or that I just skipped my workout. Frankly, I'm not that interested in what I'm cooking, either. But, fair warning, my Twitter (peacock10) account - is visited sparingly.
That said: WELCOME towww.LaurenBGrossman.com. Here are some facts about me: I am a wife/mother/business manager/writer/poet/artist/vice-president on a board for non-profit organization/past actress/past producer/past set designer/and past publisher (I tend to live in the past).
I enjoy my family. I live vicariously through my children, now in their twenties. I love reading. I love the challenge of a NY Times Sunday crossword puzzle and have set a personal best of finishing the puzzle 5 times in my life. I am often found playing Sudoku in my spare times, so I can keep my brain alert (or rather, what is left of my brain alert).
Like one of the characters in my novel, Once in Every Generation, I have multiple sclerosis. I have learned to accept and live with it. Like that character, it was a challenge at first. Unlike my character, I have relapsing-remitting MS.
Since beginning that novel seven years ago, I have written many short stories, one of which earned Honorable Mention in the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Competition. I only mention that because there were 17,000 submissions in that genre and it makes me feel pretty good. That story I have turned into a play, which I hope will someday be produced. Another short story won Honorable Mention in the recent 79th Annual Writer's Digest Competition.
A custom autographed copy (I'll even throw in a special bookmark) of Once in Every Generation is available for purchase through this website (see above "Autographed Book Order"). Just think: 100 years from now, a first edition, signed copy may be worth thousands through e-Bay. Or, you can get an unsigned copy through Amazon at http://amzn.to/d0MUEz, AmazonUK at http://amzn.to/V8PX9S, Barnes & Noble(http://bit.ly/rcPNsh), and many other online booksellers. It's available for your Kindle and even your Nook. Check out Smashwords for all other ebook formats! So many choices!
I hope I've made it easy for you. If you follow the tabs and just want to comment, e-mail me a note in the page "Send a Note." It's that simple.