It always seems to be the littlest thing, so it makes sense to ask, if a signle act of kindness can change people’s life, is the opposite true as well? Can a single mean act, maybe careless, maybe coming from silly anger (the squirrels hunted in my trash can and now garbage is everywhere and I have to clean; my boss didn’t give me next friday off so I can’t go to my son’s recital; my mother is law exhists; keep going as you see fit). Well, this book starts from there, and it looks like it didn’t end overly well for the hater.
The book is The Pumpkin Patch by Sandi Smith Adult Fiction, Mystery.
How can one small-minded, angry person destroy the lives of so many people in her path, connecting them all together in a game of destruction and heartbreak? It is possible, but what pushes a person to enjoy inflicting pain to such an extent, leaving a trail of hate, anger, and defeat behind her, which only seems to make her stronger and more satisfied. Ms. Terri Plotski, owner of the Authors’ Book Agency, is that person, who, unknowingly, with a single thread of hate, has connected the lives of a small group of people, bringing them together with one single common denominator. Anger. The anger from this small group of people is building, but it has nowhere to go, or does it? Ms. Terri Plotski, owner of Authors’ Book Agency, has gone missing.
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Sandi was so nice to come by and talking to me about the getting-published journey.
A funny, sad or stressful thing that happened on the way to getting published and or completing your book. I think that probably the scariest thing for me with writing my books and trying to get them published was the time that I sent two of my stories into a publishing company. They were so nice over the phone, and said to go right ahead and fax those stories over to them. I asked if they would call me to let me know if they received them, and a person did call us back. After that, we never heard back from them again. At that point, you don’t know if your stories were good, or not good, or the best story there ever was, or just scribbles on paper. Then you start to wonder that, if it was really good and you didn’t hear back from these people, would they steal your work? It was terrifying to me. I actually didn’t want to publish any of my stories. It is a very humbling experience, and, at times, can be a very painful/embarrassing experience. My husband (ever-positive Johnny) says you never know unless you try. He is so proud of my books, and so confident, that he pushes and pushes, and is still pushing to this day, but I am still that scared little person hanging on tight to each story, wanting them to be sold, but scared that they will be rejected. It is a double-edged sword.
I have one little memory that does keep me going. I had signed a book for a young person one day, and I signed it, “Your friend”. He was so happy, and told me he loved my book so much, I was speechless. That made everything worth it (all of the hard work, all of the money spent, etc.) at that one beautiful moment.
This is a Tour, so if you want to know more about the book or the author, you can find the Tour dates here. At this link, you’ll also find the Giveaway, a paperback copy of The Pumpkin Patch.
Meet The Author.
Sandi Smith spent her time as a young girl combing the shelves of the public library. She has always enjoyed the magic that books have to offer and was inspired by her high school English teacher, Mr. Coolidge to embrace the arts. The author found her calling as a writer early one morning as her first story came to her in the form of a poem. Since then she has written more than 15 children’s books, with her most popular series about the adventures of an adorable spider in the A.R. Achnid series.
Sandi is happily married to her inspiration and husband of 40 years, John. She continues to write for her two precious grandchildren. When she’s not penning a new story, Sandi and John like to camp, kayak and to enjoy the simple life in their home in Pembroke, NH.