I have had the extreme honor of being interviewed for The Authors Show – an internet radio program. My 15-minute interview, promoting my award winning book, is being broadcast on MONDAY (January 25th) repeatedly throughout the day. I hope you are able to listen!
Here is the link: www.theauthorsshow.com then click on the underlined book title link to LINKED LIVES to hear the interview. The interview plays on from Midnight to 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Zone for a period of 23 hours.
Linked Lives by Bonny Brookes epitomizes true friendship
Linked Lives is a two-time international book award winner.
I received the following note from a woman who recently read my book, Linked Lives.
You owe me….one whole box of Kleenex tissue! Please Jesus, God almighty, for cripes sake, I can’t stop crying. You hit a nerve…I am you, and my best friend, since I was 11, is Cheryl (to whom this book is going). She stayed in the town she grew up in, and where I lived for 4 years…I spent my life living around the country. And that’s just the start…we are now 58 years old.
Bonny. thank you for touching my heart.
Thank you Linda, for taking the time to write to me! Your note has made all the months I spent writing, editing and going through the publishing process worth it. Thank you!
If you’ve read Linked Lives, I’d love to hear from you. If you haven’t, get your copy today!
Linked Lives wins another award
I’ve been so busy with moving, starting new job and dealing with the loss of a pet, I haven’t had a chance until now to share that my book, Linked Lives, has won another award! Reader’s Favorite received thousands of entries making this their largest contest ever resulting in fierce competition and the selection hard earned. Next month I’ll be traveling to Miami to accept it onstage during the Miami Book Fair International . This award is the 2014 Honorable Mention under the category of Relationships from Readers’ Favorite.
If you haven’t already read it, Linked Lives is a story of a 40-year friendship filled with life lessons learned by overcoming incredible adversity, poverty, family struggles, losses through illness and death as well as betrayals in love. This memoir appeals to baby boomer women, taking them back through time from the 1970s to present day. Readers finish the book reminded of their own close friendships and the knowledge of how important staying in contact with good friends is to a person’s happiness.
What a year it’s been! Linked Lives earned the 2014 International Beverly Hills Book Award earlier this year. I’m truly grateful and appreciate everyone who has helped me along this journey. What a ride!
When I wrote the 2014 Beverly Hills International Book Award Winner, Linked Lives, I did so in honor of my best friend. For forty years we kept each other sane through the worst of times and celebrated the best of times. Without her in my life, I don’t think I would have made the choices I did or be the person I am today. So when I discovered one out of three people don’t have a best friend (family members don’t count), I thought about why that is and uncovered some very interesting research!
Did you know that having a true best friend (someone who doesn’t judge you, someone who listens to you, someone who loves you unconditionally) positively affects your health? It’s true! Studies from the Mayo Clinic, psychology professors and other reliable sources all agree, having a best friend improves our health.
Below are the top 5 reasons to have a best friend:
- SELF WORTH: Best friends make us feel like we belong and have a purpose for being
- MORALE BOOSTER: Best friends help us deal with traumas such as divorce, serious illness, job loss of the death of a loved one
- HAPPINESS: Best friends increase our happiness level, making our life better
- HEALTH: Best friends help reduce our stress which keeps us healthier
- HONESTY: Best friends tell it like it is
So, if you are lucky enough to have a best friend, call (texting or emailing doesn’t count) or jump in the car to visit with him/her, now! If you don’t have a best friend, then be sure to read next week’s blog giving 8 ways to find a friend!
Linked Lives – A brilliant memoir about best friends, reminding all of us how special our true friends are. 5-Star Rating and 2014 International Book Award Winner.