I’m happy to announce
Brighten a Senior’s Day III —
Available in Amazon —
If you don’t know yet what to get your dear
senior friend or relative this may be just the right present.
And if you don’t have the first two volumes yet…well then you have the option of buying the three- book- set of Brighten a Senior’s Day.
Another volume of laughs, entertaining short stories and poems, to lift and lighten the reader’s and/or listener’s mood.
All stories have a happy ending,
an uplifting tilt, never boring,
come right to the point, and always entertaining.
In conclusion: suggested discussion topics follow-up the short stories.
If someone came up to me a year ago and would have told me I will publish three books within a year, I would have rolled my eyes back, and huffed, “Are you kidding? I just hope I get one book out”.
It took over 18 years till I completed my first novel, WINGS ON HER HEELS. Of course there were years of pauses in between… and I’ve lost count as to how many times I edited my book. So naturally I thought if I ever should write another book, it would go along those same lines.
But Brighten a Senior’s Day is different. First of all Volume one and two are both under 100 pages. I suppose you could describe them as coffee table books or small gift books which consist of a collection of my poems and short stories. Brighten a Senior’s Day, volume I went so well, and I received so many requests for a sequel – that I decided to write Brighten a Senior’s Day II.
There’s really nothing quite as humdrum as visiting 90-year-old Aunt Clara in the old age home, and not really knowing what to say to make her feel better. So… just bring along Brighten A Senior’s Day, and read out loud to her. I guarantee you, at least you’ll feel better, and hopefully Aunt Clara too.
I chose a few excerpts to give you an idea what to expect in Brighten a Senior’s Day II.
I want to thank all my avid readers for your loyal support. The price is as low as I’m allowed to go. In exchange, please leave a comment under the Amazon reviews. I really need them… just for appearance sake. Lol… I sure would appreciate it. Thank you so much, and happy reading!
Have you read Brighten a Senior’s Day yet? I started with a free-give-away,…
and naturally hope you all enjoyed my book.
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I truly hope you and/or your loved one enjoyed my table-top book. Letting an author know can make all the difference in the world on whether he or she should continue writing or not.
Wishing all my followers wonderful peaceful holidays. Drive carefully! And watch out for icy steps and slippery sidewalks.
See you next year.
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I guess nobody is more surprised than I am that I have written a second book, so shortly after I published my first book: Wings on her Heels, which was released in August, this year.
But I have to admit, about half of the poems and short stories were written over the past years, — so it wasn’t all that much of a feat to put this book together in such a short period of time.
The book is as different as can be from my first novel. But I have always had this book, way before my first novel came to being, in the back of my mind.
It all started with my Mom. She gave me a warm loving childhood, and after surviving the usual mother and daughter teenage hassles, we grew closer as the years went by. And after the initial shock of realizing how much we really were alike, I acknowledge that our similar interests and our spontaneous way of embracing everything we love are exactly the reasons why we were so close.
Visiting her at the assisted living home, and later on in the senior home was truly a pleasure for me. At the time, I was still running my own business, and was raising our baby granddaughter. So visiting my mother was an — out time — for me. It relaxed me to leaf through the old photo albums with her, take her on car rides, or accompany her on short walks. I was truly blessed with my mother, for she was so appreciative of every little thing I did. I loved how she would call me her angel — her own personal angel.
As the years passed, her concentration began to fade. But still she always loved a good story, as long as it wasn’t too long. I set out to find such stories. I didn’t want a children’s book, since my mother would have been insulted by that. I wanted a book to read to her, touch on topics — pleasant topics, that would motivate new conversations. Perhaps there is a book out there that satisfies those needs, I searched — but I couldn’t find it.
So while putting my poems and short stories together, I always had my mother in mind. — Would this make her laugh? Would this make her thoughtful? Would this encourage her to share with me some long forgotten memory?
Many seniors fall into a depression. So the last thing I wanted to do was stir up sad memories. My mother loved to laugh. Oh, and how I loved to laugh with her.
|2||Short Story: Danny-Boy||12|
|3||Poem: Loving Nights||21|
|4||Short Story: The Dimpled Fin||24|
|6||Short Story: The Pumpkin Girl||37|
|7||Poem: Grandma’s Apron Jig||43|
|8||SHORT Story: The Neon Pink Remote||53|
|9||Poem: Two Short Poems||60|
|10||Story: Marybeth and Mr. Parker||65|
|11||Poem: Cookie Fair||75|
|12||Short Story: The 7 Sex Steps||76|
|13||Poem: Caramel Candy||79|
|14||Short Story: A Calling||82|
|15||Poem: Moonlight Seekers||89|
|Short Story: Our thoughts are Free
About the author
I’ve copied some of my reviews posted in Amazon…
I want to thank those readers who have taken the time to comment. It is truly the bread and water for every author. And if your review is a positive one… well it’s a five course meal with desert! Thank you, thank you …. you are all so very kind!!!
Just a few of my helpful
5 STAR customer reviews!
From the first page on, I couldn’t put WINGS ON HER HEELS down. It’s about a small town girl following her inner longings. Beautiful, as well as, frightening scenes result in a cascade of realistic, and sometimes breathless events.
I loved this book!!… Not a dull moment. It carried me from – cozy, touching, tender, moments to – sitting on the edge of my seat – moments. I’m definitely going to read it again. And I truly hope to see more of Angelika Schwarz’s works.
My copy of Wings on Her Heels just arrived in the mail this morning, and I’m already so hooked on this story, it’s impossible to put it down! The story is riveting, the characters are so vivid and endearing that I’m finding myself feeling as if I’m actually there with them. The writing is vibrant and captivating right from the first page! Hubby made me put the book down long enough to eat supper, and I just wanted to drop in here to write this review before diving back in and getting blissfully lost in Melanie’s story again! By far the best book I’ve read in ages. I really like that the paperback version is written in larger print than many books today, it’s so much easier on my eyes.
WOW…. I certainly did not expect that, I’m not a big book critic so all I can say its a great story, very exciting and a must read!!!