I am so glad to be here with all of you today. Since I wrote last, and it’s only been a few days I’ve been to a funeral of my late husband’s sister-in-law. That makes her my sister-in-law but I always feel like I have to qualify the relationship since I’ve remarried. She was always kind to me and accepted me from the get go. I didn’t have to prove myself. She will be missed. As funerals go, it was a good get together with all the family, and good also to visit the grave sites of my late mother in law and father in law — since it’s a two hour drive I hadn’t been back to visit those sites. So all in all it was a good day, even though it was a funeral.
I wrote about it in December last year.
I wrote about it because three of my stories from the Writer’s Campaign got published in there and I was so excited about it. (Still am. Excited)!
I have bought several copies of Campaigner Challenges 2011 to give to my family and friends. And will have them at my table when I sell signed copies of “Annie’s Special Day” at book signings. Now there is a blog update on the donation it made. Katharina Gerlach, the person who compiled the stories and made the whole thing possible, wrote about it here.
Basically what it says is that there was “slightly more than 200 USD donated to the “Help Harry Help Others” cancer research fund.” The interesting thing about the post is that she shows the page of his web site with our donation in it. Maybe you’ll click over and see it.
Isn’t it cool?
I am so grateful that Katharina did all that putting together of the book and following up on the donations. Really it was so much more than I could have hoped for. Before I even knew about the wonderful result about our donations, I was so tickled about it that I made an author page on Amazon to go with the book.
I really hope other authors step up and put their name there, too, because it is an anthology.
Since I had my author name as Clara Bowman-Jahn there, it was instrumental in changing my author name on Annie’s Special Day from Clarike, the name my mother called me and by which I went by my whole life to Clara, my first name. It’s all in the “name” of staying consistent. (Pun intended). (Yeah, bad)
I have always been a little confusing to people with my name. I get confused!
. All year I have struggled with what to call myself. First I was Clarike. That’s how everyone knew me. My whole family and all my friends. That’s how I knew myself. My Facebook is even Clarike. So when it came time to sign my name as an author I had no trouble being Clarike. So I was Clarike in Annie’s Special Day. Then my stories were published in the Campaigner Challenges 2011 under the name of Clara. It was totally an oversight. Katharina didn’t know different, and I didn’t realize it. My blog was Clara. So I changed my name in “Annie” and I started being more consistent. I love being Clar (which I pronounce “Claire”) to my new friends and now I’m Clara to be more formal.
It is one of the reasons you see both my names in the tags of all my posts. It’s also reassurance of copyright on my blogs. I read that if you tag your blogs with your name it was as good as copyrighting your posts.
Did you remember the book, Campaigner Challenges 2011 or had you ever heard of it? Did you click over and read my links? What do you think? Did you know all that about my name? You can read more about my name on my about page.
Thanks for reading.
You are the best.