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I am asking for your help.

Over the years, I have had many people tell me that I should write a book about my experiences raising Nick.

I wondered if I would have the capacity to write it.  Would our story have significance or be of value to anyone?  If I went through all the time and effort, would anyone read it?

The idea rolled around in my mind for over 35 years and finally I felt that I had enough insight and experience to tell our story.

In the spring of 2016 I began this storytelling journey.  The rough draft of my manuscript was finished after working on it for almost a year.  Now it has been professionally edited and I am deep in the rewrite phase.

This past 18 months have been transformational to me while I remember and rediscover the “Journey to Joy” that I have traveled with Nick.

In January 2017, I started blogging about the lessons we all have learned from Nick.  Everything in the blog posts is new material that is not contained in the manuscript.  These blog posts have been very well received.  I am grateful for that.

In the next couple of months, I will be pitching my book idea to agents.  I also will shop the manuscript around to a few publishing houses too.  Both agents and publishers need to believe that I have an audience for my book as well as followers that already like what I write.  They would like to see that I reach more people.  They need to believe that my book will make them money.

It would be very helpful to the success of my project, if you could find a blog post or two on my website that really speaks to you.  Post your comments on the blog.  It also would help if you chose to Follow my blog.

I have been linking to Facebook to make it easier for people to find me.  Now it is important to be able to show these book professionals that what I have to say is important to those who read it and that there are many people anxious to read my book about raising Nick.

I self-published my first work of historical fiction in 2011, and it has been really well received.  To date I have sold over 3,000 copies of “A Cottage in Donegal, Mary Doherty’s Story.”  That is amazing for a self-published book.  I created both the PDF and Kindle versions on Amazon.  It was fun to have a copy of my book accepted into the Library of Congress and to be able Google my name and have the book come up.

I feel that the message of hope in this story of Nick and me is important to day and that this new book has the potential to reach a larger audience.  So I am asking for your help.

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.