|About the Book|
The present is a gift. See how one extraordinary woman’s past, present, and future converge in My Gift of Now.Stories of unthinkable tragedy involving family deaths in two plane crashes, a couple’s travel adventures invoking riotous laughter, theMoreThe present is a gift. See how one extraordinary woman’s past, present, and future converge in My Gift of Now.Stories of unthinkable tragedy involving family deaths in two plane crashes, a couple’s travel adventures invoking riotous laughter, the tantalizing power of chocolate, and life’s intriguing and unexpected moments are just a few of the memoirs that My Gift of Now shares with enthralling detail.Embark with Pushcart Prize-nominated author Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow as she recounts her sorrows and joys, along with a great love story later in life. My Gift of Now will help you to see the joy in your own life, even in the seemingly darkest of times.“A writer of immense and distinctive talent. Read her and you will never forget her.” RICK KOGAN, CHICAGO TRIBUNE/WGN RADIO“Author Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow has a way of drawing you into her words, feeling the emotions they express. She gives you a glimpse into her world and allows you to glean treasures you can bring into your own.”CYRUS WEBB, HOST OF CONVERSATIONS LIVE/TOP 500 AMAZON REVIEWER“Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow has a gift of ‘words.’ They are believable by all people who read her stories and hear her voice. Her words convey joy and empathy, and are nurturing to the spirit. Her stories give the reader permission to grieve, to love, and to dance.”SHARON FULHAM, CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR,MIRACLES & EXTRAORDINARY BLESSINGS*****My Gift of Now is a collection of memoirs and essays about tragic family loss through two plane crashes- finding love and marriage in middle age- travel and laughter- and issues of living the author sees as she looks around her. The reader will move from tears to laughter to empathy as the author tells her true stories of tragedy beyond comprehension happening twice in one family- of finding the needle in the haystack on a dance floor in her middle age years- of travel filled with laughter and unforgettable adventures. After two stellar careers, retirement brought a new career as an author published in over thirty anthologies and the freedom to focus on the gift of now.