Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year! Exciting new changes for 2014. You can now review my blogs on a new website! includes not only the blogs but much more. A calendar of events gives you the dates of upcoming booksignings as well as other events related to my memoir. Clicking on a specific date that is highlighted provides the who, what, where details. Thanks to a very knowledgable son Greg, the website is up and running. check it out.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Been busy scheduling booksigning/readings in the immediate area. Have a scheduled event at the Muncy Library on Dec. 12th 6:30-8pm. The library is located on South Main Street, phone # 570-546-5014. Also scheduled to be at Montgomery House Library on Jan 21st from 6-7pm and trying to coordinate a similiar signing at the Milton Library for a date near with daytime hours. more to come as I am also scheduled for an event in January at the Wellsboro bookstore.
Am also developing a website for "Every Two Minutes" that will include more details about the book and a calendar of events. watch for it coming soon!! I have located a few b&w pictures from childhood that you might find interesting as well as responses from readers. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

as the 50th anniversary of the assination of President Kennedy approaches, I am reminded of the impact that the tragedy would have on my life. A segment from Chapter 8 of Every Two Minutes:
"Mrs/ Fred Fischer, a widow at 22. My only role model for surviving those first few agonizing seconds, minutes and hours was Jacqueline Kennedy. Just sixteen months earlier, I, along with the nation, watched intently as she bravely dealt with her husband's death. Her poise inspired me to function, to move through the rituals and to make decisions which seemed meaningless compared to the decision whether to live or die inside. But I consciously decided that if Mrs. Kennedy could survive, so could Mrs. Fischer."

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tomorrow I will be speaking with the Classified Staff at Penn College focused on my story, specifically, the journey thru education and professional  career. I am honored to be given an opportunity to "give back" to the school where I was given somuch encouragement as a nontraditional student. I will be reading segments of "Every Two Minutes" during my speech.
such as:"Just before my graduation, one of the officers resigned. I was encouraged to apply for the position... Graduation was Sunday and Monday morning I sat proudly behind the desk as the first female child support officer in Lycoming County Court System's history".

Thursday, October 24, 2013

becoming a press release agent for "Every Two Minutes" and managing the marketing aspect of the book publishing world. A new world but interesting.
Also, considering a sequel to the book or another project in developing a history of local area. Both offer another opportunity to continue writing and publishing. If you have any suggestions, let me know. the sequel would expand on the incredible love of my partner to withstand the unhealthy life of a spouse. My goal would be to address the partners and spouses of someone who has been sexually abused.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

an excerpt: "We were married on October 16, 1965, surrounded by loved ones, well wishers and two very young children." "The church pews were filled with those people in my life who mourned my loss in February, now rejoiced with us in October. Doug and Lorraine, our most precious guests, enjoyed the celebration in toddler fashion, captivating the hearts of all present as they danced in the arms of Mommy and their new Daddy at our reception. Paul truly loved them as his own."
Today, to honor our 48th anniversary, I traveled to the place where we started our life together. Red roses mark the memory ground of our joyful honeymoon.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

just checked Amazon Bookstore and tell your friends and family; they can order Every Two Minutes thru that website.