Good morning everyone. Zebee here. Today we have Lanaia Lee visiting us again. Hi Lanaia!
Hi Zebee and everyone out there in Bloggerville. I like that, sounds cool.
Z: Thanks. Today I wanted to talk a bit about you so our readers can get to know you better. Okay?
L: Sounds great. What do you want to know?
Z: Let’s see, why don’t we start with pets. Do you have any?
L: Oh yes, I have a three month old cocker spaniel, named D. J., named for my husband, David. D. J. stands for David Junior. I recently had a seven year old Jack Russell Terrier named Jack. Jack was diabetic and died May 19th, so my husband got me D. J. for my anniversary.
Z: I’m so sorry for your loss. D.J. sounds like he’ll be a great new pet. Okay, when you think back on your childhood, what one memory pops out first?
L: I have two. First, my most precious memory I have is from 1964, when my mom took me to the World's Fair in New York City. This is a very precious memory because in 1965 she died, and I was only eight.
Second, When I was five, my grandmother took me to the grocery store, she yelled " Fire", them ran leaving me in the grocery aisle, all by myself, when everyone came running and all they saw was me. My grandmother was in the adjacent aisle laughing.
Z: I’m glad you got that time with your mom. Your grandmother sounds like my kind of woman. Can you tell us a bit about yourself. What makes you you?
L: Back in 1992 I had a stroke that had me in recovery and rehab for years. I now spend my days in a wheelchair. I’ve prevailed by focusing my energies towards what I call a gift from God, my writing. I also met my husband in rehab. He’s in a wheelchair too. He got in an accident on a motorcycle while serving in the military. We compliment each other – David cheers while I type with one hand.
Z: Wow! What an inspiring story. Sounds like you have a great husband. Now, lots of people write. Why do you write?
L: I write mainly because it is a passion, also having no children, I always wanted to leave a part of myself behind, I couldn't do it through my children, but I can through my writing.
Z: What would you like our, uh, my readers to know about you?
L: I would like everyone to know, I am just a person like everyone else, even though I travel on wheels instead of legs. I am a very strong woman that has survived a lot. Give my writing a chance, read it and just like everyone that reads it, they say they are hooked. I hope my books, and the story of my life, there will be something for everyone. And thank you for taking the time to talk with me. I hope I gave you some in sight into Lanaia Lee and Of Atlantis.
Z: Thanks again Lanaia for stopping by. I look forward to sharing your book “OF Atlantis” with my readers on Thursday.
Thanks Zebee. If any of them want a sneak peek, they can go to either my web site(sign my guest book please) or my blog
See you all Thursday.