At last I know . . . . . it is good to go . . . . .


I must say I haven’t written here for a while because I have been busy getting my new book to the publisher and going over and over and over the material checking for typos and such. Not near as much fun as the writing was.

But this morning early, as I sipped my coffee and caught up on Facebook, I suddenly received a message that popped up out of the blue on Chat and surprised me with some wonderful news, something that meant a lot to me.

When I wrote in my first book a piece describing my experience with smoking and my quitting, then traveling and teaching others, I thought a lot about Jacquiline Rogers, the woman who had  experienced, then researched, then created the effective program of Smokenders. I wished I could talk to her, asking if my account was correct in its details.

But I didn’t know how to find her or even if she was approachable. She had become very well known.

Before I published that article I looked up the gentleman who now owns the Smokender program. I sent him a copy of the article and he approved it. His name is Don Seibert.

And it was he who appeared out of the blue this morning to tell me he had been to visit Jacqueline Rogers in New York (I think) and he had taken my book with him. She is now 93, in good health and good spirits. They read my article together and she was pleased and plans to buy her own copy of my book

Can’t tell you how pleased I was to hear that.

When I say “out of the blue” that makes sense, since Yahoo recently changed their email page to blue borders and light blue print . . which, for me, is hard to read. I wonder if they make changes often to please the people who use their program, or if some guy thinks up a new change just to convince his boss he is really doing something with his time on duty

And perhaps I am writing on this page today just to prove I am doing something with my time. Just checking in, you might say. Will write more later, after I send in my final version of the book. I’ll tell you about it then.

Have a good day.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betty
    Jul 23, 2017 @ 11:14:25

    What a special surprise for you! Exciting. Thanks for sharing it.


  2. Kathy
    Jul 23, 2017 @ 20:34:35

    How fun, Doris, and what a rewarding feeling to have their approval!


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