The story behind Flip Flap Try started with my writing a speech for one of the projects in Toastmaster’s International Story Telling advanced manual. I was to write an original story with a moral. The idea behind the speech came from my reflections on a camping trip with my husband where a very persistent cardinal kept attacking my husband’s red Ford Explorer truck. The cardinal won. My husband had to move his truck because he was worried about the well-being of the cardinal. That incident got me thinking about how one could be persistent to a fault, that sometimes it is better to quit what we’re doing. Doing some research on the internet I happened upon Harvard University professor Deepak Mahotra’s talk to some graduating students. It was good to find someone out there with similar thoughts. I have my father to thank for my childhood memory of sailing boats made from walnuts with him. After writing and giving my speech, I had the idea that I wanted to get my story published someday. With the nudge from a life coach, nudges from a book coach, and even more nudges from an author’s assistant and her son team my children’s story with grown up meaning will soon be published!
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
“Very interesting children’s story!! I will buy the book for my grandchildren.”
“The book was very enjoyable! Hopefully it will be a categorical success”
“Great Story!! Love your writing style. It is so clever. Kids really want to know where they fit in!”
“Very powerful story.”