Already we’re into September, kids are back at school, roads are once again busy and memories are once again brought back to bright sunny September 11, 2001.
The question “Where were you when the twin towers fell” is like a modern day “Where were you when JFK was shot”, it is a moment in time, when everybody remembers.
My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” Pauline L Hawkins started writing her book as her own way of coping with the trauma she still felt within her relating to 9/11.
She sat down in 2002, in a desire to come to grips with her own feelings; her expectation was simply to put a few words down on paper to work through the needed grieving process.
Like many others Pauline found putting her own feelings and thoughts on paper whatever the emotion helps her. Though she has always been interested in writing or rather telling stories she never intended to write a book. However the more she wrote, it was like the floodgates of her emotions opened and all the memories came back for her to share with the readers in her debut book Ashes to Ashes - The Twins Fall Down.
About "Ashes to Ashes - The Twins Fall Down" (In Pauline’s own words)
As I sat there recounting my memories of that bright sunny September day, I soon realized that while everyone talked about what happened in New York, at the Pentagon, and in the field in Pennsylvania, very little had been said about how that day affected those of us outside of those areas. An entire country, and world, was affected on that day. Lives were changed, security lost, and our story, my story, should and needed to be shared as well.
The book shares where Pauline was and what she was doing when she heard this horrible news. She tells us of how she felt throughout her day after the attacks and then some. She gives us details of the attacks, she has really done her research, statistics, quotes from the President and his response after the attacks, her research on Bin Laden and who he was, her feelings on terrorism, and so much more.
As one reviewer put it.
This book is such a therapeutic read that I highly recommend it to everyone! It is so personal as the author shares her feelings, and own experiences with regard to the events of 9/11.
Pauline also shared with us about her next book “Always and Forever” about reconnecting after 28 years after breaking up with her High School sweetheart on Facebook, and how her life has changed along with many other views into g\her life… Can’t wait for that one!
So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Pauline L Hawkins
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