Welcome to Day 3 of the CALLING ALL GRANDMAS Blog Tour featuring Author, Harriet Hodgson! @healthmn1 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA



GIVEAWAY: (2) $5 Amazon gift cards

Author Bio:

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.

Book Blurb:

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.”

Purchase Links:

          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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To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the author’s tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site.  If you’d like to book your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HERE. Thanks for supporting this author and her work!

About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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19 Responses to Welcome to Day 3 of the CALLING ALL GRANDMAS Blog Tour featuring Author, Harriet Hodgson! @healthmn1 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA

  1. A lovely extract that demonstrates Harriet’s core values in life. Thanks for hosting Harriet, Shirley.


  2. Patty Perrin says:

    Hi, Harriet! Hi, Shirley! Harriet, you are the living example that love of learning, extensive research, writing, a wise and thoughtful approach to making choices, and love of family are among the secrets to staying young and vibrant throughout a long and fruitful life. Shirley, thanks for hosting Harriet! You two women are influencers and difference makers, making other people’s lives better. Blessings you are, as Yoda would say.

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  3. I love your values, Harriet! Family, a love for learning, and the passion to write are the way to enjoy life. Thanks for hosting, Shirley! 🙂

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  4. patgarcia says:

    Good Morning, Lady Harriet, Good Morning, Shirley,
    I know I am late for the party, but sometimes the blog postings go up after I have gone to bed.
    Lady Harriet, you inspire me. When I think of you and all that you do, I shout aloud, YOU GO, GIRL!
    I can identify with you writing in your sleep. My sleep is sporadic because I wake up during the night and grab my iPhone and start writing. Usually, the next day, for at least half of the day, I am out of it. But I wouldn’t change it for nothing in the world.
    It is so nice seeing you on Shirley’s blog and Shirley, I thank you for hosting Lady Harriet.
    Wishing the both of you a very lovely day.
    Shalom aleichem

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    • Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

      Yeah Pat these posts do go up at odd times. Unfortunately I wasn’t aware that my scheduling never published. So things happen and sometimes no one is to blame. I’m glad you made it and so is Harriet.

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  5. Linda Mims says:

    Harriet, I’m enjoying keeping up with your tour. In looking over my life and prioritizing my choices, I’m making more time for family and creating memories for my grandson. Many blessings, and congratulations on your book! Thank you for hosting, Shirley!

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  6. pdoggbiker says:

    Hello Harriet, great to see you on this blog tour. As you know, we watch our only 3 YO, granddaughter, daily while our daughter – a single mother works. It’s a real treat to watch them grow and learn new things. I’ve yet to purchase your book but will do so to learn new techniques that we can apply. Enjoy the ride! Thank you, Miss Shirley, for hosting Harriet during her blog tour. Get ready for the snow storm tomorrow!

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    • Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

      Hi John. Harriet’s tips can be very useful. I plan on reading it soon.

      Yes I heard we are getting a big storm but so far so good.


  7. harriethodgson says:

    Thanks for your support Shirley Harris-Slaughter. I appreciate your kindness.


  8. Harriet is a treasure and this book sounds like one, too. I love that Harriet has such a zest for life, learning, family, and writing (not necessarily in that order). So happy to see her and her work being celebrated!

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  9. Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

    My apologies for the lateness of this post. I thought it was scheduled when apparently it was not.
    Thank you.


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