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In the play, Finian’s Rainbow, the lead character advises, “Look to the rainbow. Follow the fellow who follows a dream.” As a child, Colleen L. Reece dreamed of some day writing a book, but her little logging town grew trees, not authors. She decided to become a nurse. Although it didn’t happen, Colleen’s interest in nursing led to the creation of many nurse heroines.
Among her favorites is Candace Thatcher. “Candleshine” dedicates her life to nursing then loses her heart to a brave Marine lieutenant while stranded on a Pacific island. Interviews with a World War 2 veteran involved in mopping up the Philippines, as well as a seasoned pilot friend, provided a wealth of actual experiences on which this fictional novel is based.
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Years ago, I witnessed an incident that brought tears. A teen girl who thought she was better than everyone else held a slumber party. She invited every girl in her class except one shy, often ignored classmate. The cruel act destroyed what little self-esteem the outcast girl had. It took years for her to seeContinue reading “Heart-breaking Incident Inspires Author”
Colleen asked me to share the interview I had with her and posted over on Andi’s Blog. Colleen is one of the judges to help choose the top 3 stories in the Summer Writing contest. Let’s learn more about Miss Colleen L. Reece! 1. Tell my readers a little about yourself; where you grew upContinue reading “Interview with Colleen Reece”
“The Thief on the Cross” [guest post] With more than 190,000 books in print, former writing student, long-term friend, and award-winning author of Wholesome Books for Kids, Susan K. Marlow is one of the best writers I have ever had the privilege of instructing. Her newest post on her popular ANDI’S BLOG, copied with her permission,Continue reading “Powerful Scene Brings Tears”