…AND HERE SHE IS, OUR VERY OWN MS. HARRIET HODGSON!
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Harriet Hodgson has been making books since she was eight years old. In her 43-year career as a freelancer, she has written 44 books and thousands of print/internet articles. Major publishers, such as Warner Books, John Wiley & Sons, and Hazelden, have published her work. Harriet loves writing so much she writes in her sleep.
Becoming the grandmother of twins changed Harriet Hodgson and altered her life course. According to Hodgson, we live in a fast-paced, complex time, a time when too many grandchildren are victims of bullying, Internet scams, and sexual abuse. Hodgson believes that grandmothers are needed today more than any other time in history.
“Grandmas can’t be passive,” she declares. “Every grandma has the power to protect and guide her grandchildren and needs to tap this power.”
This narrative weaves Hodgson’s personal story with research findings. It’s packed with ideas for helping grandchildren. Hodgson’s age, child development degree, life experience, teaching experience, witness to history, and extensive research converge to make this an inspiring read. Working individually and together, grandmas are changing the world.
“The Grandma Force is about the power of love and the power of one,” Hodgson says. “One-by-one, grandmas are standing up for grandchildren and creating a hopeful future for them.”
Amazon US eBook https://amzn.to/2X1dr4c
Excerpt from The Grandma Force
In his poem, “For Old Age,” Irish priest and poet John O’Donohue describes aging as a time for gracious harvesting. This is the time to reap the many seeds we have sown. . . . Yet it’s a time to let go of some things and hold onto others. Take a big breath because making these decisions requires acceptance and courage.
I’m holding on to family gatherings. When schedules permit, the members of my extended family get together for dinner. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law live on the next block, and we often get together for dinner. These are wonderful, informal times and we talk about everything, the books we’ve read, the importance of a local newspaper, new construction projects, and modern-day politics (groan). Family get-togethers keep us connected.
I’m holding on to learning. Research is built into a writer’s life. While I’m searching the Internet for information or scrolling through Amazon books, I always find something that grabs my attention. Research leads me in new directions, and the information I find becomes part of a book or the seeds for a new one. Learning keeps my mind active. Without learning, the day doesn’t seem normal, and this throws me off balance.
I’m holding on to writing and have more ideas than I can pursue. Winnowing these ideas takes time. After I’ve shortened the list, I check published books to see if someone had already written on the topic. If they have, I determine if I have a different slant. I think about the marketability of the idea. I think about possible titles. I look for potential cover photos even though I haven’t written a word. Writing keeps my mental gears working and helps me figure out life.
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