Monthly Archives: November 2011

Not quite for twelve-year olds…

The audience for my book is late teenagers to 100 years old and beyond.  But…….  I happen to teach very curious twelve-year olds.  I will not be able to keep you away from reading my book, but I ask one or two things from you: make sure you let your parents know you are reading … Continued

Emotional fallout…

I knew full well there would be emotional fallout when I published this book.  The things I have written about, I have worked through in different therapies over twenty-five years.  Some people never do therapy.  In that case, this book might be harder to read for those who are part of the story. I have … Continued

Remembering that night…

Thank you to all of you who are writing to me… on my “Lynnie Vessels-Book” facebook page… to tell me you remember the night of the shooting.  That is amazing to me.

In the middle of writing… to the end

After starting to write in the summer of 2008, I spent all of my energy that school year preparing to write again the summer of 2009.  I painted and prepared the boat.  That summer came and I had a sewage catastrophe on the boat, which only allowed me to write 15 days that summer.  I … Continued

I cannot tell you how wonderful it feels…

I cannot tell you how wonderful it feels to hear from those of you who are reading my book.  I especially get tingles from those of you who are saying you remember that day like it was yesterday.  Part of me wants to say thank you… for remembering… I guess.  Somehow it makes me feel … Continued

When I started writing the book…

The summer of 2008, I went to stay ten days in my girlfriend’s 122-year old cabin in a Mennonite camp.  The place was deserted.  When I crossed the threshold, I said, “I need a cabin.”  The first five days were peaceful, yet uneventful.  With five days to go, something clicked in me and my story … Continued