The Never-Ending Story

Dears,

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I’ve been thinking lately that my book has reached it’s zenith and that it’s time for another 3,000 stories to make their way into hearts and minds everywhere.

But wait a minute! People still want BIAJ! The story is far from over.

Yesterday, I heard from one of my dad’s oldest friends from our Harbor View Lane years. He is the father of one of my best pals growing up and I love his family to this day.

I had to write you to let you know how much I enjoyed your book. I read it in one evening, non stop. Couldn’t put it down.I have many good memories of your Dad and his crazy sense of humor, especially on the tennis court. I think we played about once a week for over a 10 year period. I thought I knew him pretty well, but realized after reading your book just how much I didn’t know.I also have fond memories of you and Anne cavorting in the pool, and palling around together. Those were good days!Your writing style is very effective, and I expect great things to come from your pen in the future. Your Dad would be proud!

And then I heard from the editor of MariaShriver.com who asked me to write an article for their September issue, which is devoted to Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

We would love for you to write a short piece (600-900 words) about how you rationalize the fact that you carry the same gene as your father and how you manage to make the most of life. In essence we want to tease the experience of your father that you share in the book.
This inquiry made me feel like the Bercaws will not be a blip on history’s radar screen. Like the Shrivers, we have had meaningful lives despite great adversity. Indeed, I belive this is true of every family, of every disease, and of every single human effort to endure. Write on, one and all.

And then I got word that I have been invited to the Kentucky Book Fair in November!
On behalf of the Kentucky Book Fair Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 32nd  annual Kentucky Book Fair on Saturday, November 16, 2013.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Frankfort Convention Center in historic downtown Frankfort.
Of course this is particularly good news because I get to spend a weekend with my beloved publisher Larry, and his beloved friend, Sheila. I feel like I’ve hit the second-round of the Brain in a Jar jackpot.

Thank you, Beauregard Lee Bercaw, for a story that never ends.

Love,
Nancy

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