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My first book turned seven on October 1, 2009. So much has happened since. I wish to publicly thank the following people for helping me bring Love Made of Heart into the world and sending her to wonderful places:
- Everyone recognized on the acknowledgment page of Love Made of Heart
- My agent Stacey Glick and all her colleagues at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
- Editor John Scognamiglio, president Steven Zacharius, publisher Laurie Perkin, art director Lou Malcangi, sales director Debbie Tobias then, sales director Doug Mendini, author Libba Bray, copy-editor Jacquie Edwards, and Everyone who were at (or associated with) Kensington Publishing Corp. NY (so many talented folks).
- Nancy Suib, Anne Shulenberger and all independent sales reps;
- Folk who are associated with booksellers, libraries, schools, book groups.
- My darling husband, sister & brother-in-law, family members, friends, mentors and colleagues
- Folks related to Women’s National Book Association, California Writers Club, California Reading Association, California School Library Association, San Francisco History Center
- Teachers & students in Advanced Composition/English-as-a-Second-Language classes
- Everyone who helped me quietly (the secret angels)
I wish you all a healthful & prosperous New Year!
As an author and a community member, I use my novel Love Made of Heart to:
• help mothers and daughters speak from the heart
• shed light on stigmas suffered by immigrants
• advocate compassion for mental illness
• help survivors of family violence find their own voices
Love Made of Heart is the story of Ruby Lin, a Chinese-immigrant-daughter, and her journey to self-forgiveness.
While rewriting the section in my new guide…the section on how to use words (tags) to find information on the World Wide Web, and, using “library advocacy” as an example, I came upon this blog post (about creating National Bookmobile Day during National Library Week 2010): http://olos.ala.org/columns/?p=17
So, I submitted the following comment to that blog:
Your post regarding the proposal from ALA Subcommittee on Bookmobiles and the approval from ALA Public Awareness Committee to designate April 14, 2010 as National Bookmobile Day brings me joy. I will share this news with fellow authors and “Save the Libraries” advocates.
In Oakland, CA, we have lost our bookmobile (and other library resources) when City officials passed the budget last year 2009. Eliminating the Bookmobile has created a huge loss for library patrons, especially kids and seniors. I invite all Bookmobile lovers/patrons to help by sharing their opinions on http://savethelibraries.spaces.live.com. Please click on” YOUR Bookmobile Story” and share yours. Or email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, ALA Subcommittee on Bookmobiles and ALA Public Awareness Committee! I will celebrate all Bookmobiles during National Library Week 2010.
Teresa LeYung Ryan “Let’s use our mighty voices to speak out for libraries!”
Library Advocate, author, writing-career coach
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