https://youtu.be/IAQBf69NjZo. Is the link to my book Redemption My father’s story”
My name is Jean Lant and I’m a retired married woman who is currently living in Texas. My husband Rick and I have incredible blended family which we proudly refer to as the reversed “Brady Bunch”. I have 3 Sons and Rick has 3 Daughters, together we have 10 grandchildren.
I started my writing adventures when I worked for CNI Newspapers (as the receptionist) in the 90’s. At that time the company was a based in Wauwatosa which is a suburb of Milwaukee, WI. Plus the main office was in Oak Creek, WI where all the printing was done.
I did fluff stories and also enjoyed writing play and movie reviews. In addition I also did a lot of ghost writing for my daughter’s Master of Social work degree.
The writing of Redemption My father’s story is a different type of story. The middle of the book is taken from a manuscript that I was to finish with my Dad. His illness got the best of him and we didn’t get that chance. When he died, my Mom gave me the manuscript and I created a story around my dad’s story of Dismas, the good thief from biblical stories. I found a way to have my main character Samuel’s life mirror the life of Dimas.
The greatest part of my story is that I have no formal training as a writer. However I am in the process of having my second book “Bag Ladies” (inspired by true life events I lived through) currently in page design process. Bag Ladies is the first story in a trilogy I am writing. The second one “Cook’s Book’s” is also based on true life events I experienced working as a travel agent. Now that’s going to have some fun stories too. The third book in my series is TBD.
It’s so exciting that, because I wanted to, I found a way to write and be published.
I have adopted a saying; always enjoy the journey. I believe that to be the best advice ever. My mother would always say, “Oh dear, bread and beer if I was single, I wouldn’t be here. So, the moral of my story is, if I hadn’t done that (all of my past), most likely I wouldn’t be here. The journey has created the best life I could ever life. Thanks for caring enough to read this.
Don’t forget to share a smile along the way with everyone you meet.
Ps I consider myself a great story teller but one of the world’s worst editors.