Scottsdale Author launched by
Scottsdale Publishing Firm
in time for your Holiday Reading List
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder
Brooks Goldmann Publishing, LLC
[email protected] cell 480-250-5556
December, 2009 – You may not know the name Kiki Swanson, but chances are her books have been in your midst. Right where the lump in your throat meets the place in your heart, she gives us hope that retirement living in Scottsdale can be rewarding with her new book Remnants – ready for new life.
WHO: Kiki Swanson, author www.kikiswansonbooks.com discovers for us five women coming together in Scottsdale after a life time of joy and heartbreak to rekindle their lifelong friendships in their senior years with her new fiction release.
WHAT: Swanson writes about these unsung heroines in her new book Remnants – ready for new life. Those humble types who live ordinary lives until circumstances such as divorce, death widowhood or alcoholism force them to rise above the grief and pain to discover greater truths such as “life is for the living to the end.”
WHEN: Remnants – ready for new life, recently released by Brooks Goldmann Publishing, LLC of Scottsdale, AZ, is being launched now in time for your holiday reading list.
WHY: People are yearning for earnest heartfelt stories they can relate to and learn from and Swanson delivers. Our society discounts the importance of the senior community in our society, while other cultures admire and honor them. Swanson [email protected] aims to change all that with the 2010 launching of her book Remnants – ready for new life.
HOW: Swanson seeks to find the extraordinary in what appears to be ordinary lives. Her lead character has gentle courage, a spunky and funny demeanor, while quietly doing the “right thing”, to make us smile.
Her readers will see themselves in her subjects; their strength, love and courage too. Swanson understands it is people’s lives she is dealing with and that they are important to the storyline. She peaks our interest often in short chapters that tie together nicely.
AUTHOR INFORMATION: As a minister in senior issues at her church, Swanson was an “advice source” for many. Now her advice is on paper in a loving and humorous fashion. She never forgets that even in this fiction work, she is writing about real people in some way.
Many told Swanson about their stories of loss and grief in her church ministry with seniors. She heard hundreds of stories – probably thousands – over the years. It was almost a relief to write Remnants so people would come up to her and talk more about friendships.
Swanson did not want to write a personal “tell all” and feels honored by those people in her life who trusted her to use their stories. She knew she had to be sensitive, a trait she honed during her many years as a practicing minister.
This is a book about women with friendships that span a half century, says Swanson, because these women have too much to offer at this age: love, friendship and wisdom.
She fills in critical details and emotions needed as she weaves the lives of Daisy and her friends together like Remnants onto a warm winter quilt. With the permission of her friends to embellish their stories and change names to produce a “new fiction” work, Swanson is cautious but strong in her pursuit of a good read.
PUBLISHERS COMMENTS: Swanson’s goals were met. She is emphatic, sensitive and touching in her portrayal of the women and their connections to each other. She’s both girlish and womanly in her revelations of these women and their issues later in life.
Are Swanson’s books good? (See www.kikiswansonbooks.com for others) Yes, some are dramatic, or inspirational, some spin a life into an engaging narrative, and another is oddly entertaining. Her books reflect our hopes of the world we want to know latter in life; filled with love and friendship, happiness and “busyness.”
With our country in two wars, a floundering economy and horrible stories on the evening news, we can get inside Remnants for 60 short chapters about women who have stayed friends forever, men who love and support them and a dog named Curly who teaches them the importance of loyalty one more time.
It is with earnestness that Daisy bonds with her friends at La Ventura and reminds us to stick to our convictions in laughter and in tears. Thank you Kiki Swanson for a fine read.