Press Release: August 10, 2020
An inspirational collection of short stories based the author’s journeys through life
About the Book:
This book is a collection of short stories, based on the author’s own life experiences, taking us on a far-reaching journey across continents and cultures. It introduces us to people who have hugely varied lives but that have more in common than first impressions might create. We meet people who are united by love, compassion, empathy, understanding and hope.
The author uses her creative skills to share these people and their stories with us, with the intent of encouraging the idea that, regardless of circumstances, holding onto hope will propel us forward and open us up to being able to celebrate the wonderful gift of life and that the hand we are dealt with can be played with passion and optimism.
About the Author:
Heather Whittaker was born in New Westminster, British Columbia in Canada, to American parents. At the time, New Westminster resembled a lovely small very British city that wound around the banks of the Fraser River.... far more than it resembled the North American mini-metropolis it became in later years.
Her hometown was resplendent with small shops, friendly diners and family-owned and operated restaurants and boutiques. Main Street, or the High Street, was lined with hanging potted plants, large potted flowers, and well-kept trees from Spring through Autumn.
While it was a beautiful place to grow up, Heather’s dual citizenship offered her the advantage of being able to study and work in both Canada and the United States. Her hometown, being cosmopolitan, offered her the opportunity to learn through her association with schoolmates and neighbors, and to appreciate the diversity and richness of the larger global community and what it had to offer in experience, beauty and history.
She feels blessed to have traveled our precious planet, and learned from the wonderful people she’s met along the way, as she has fortunately been befriended by many lovely people.
In her writing, Heather has attempted to share the insights and skills she has gathered throughout her life’s journey. Her mission is to help others navigate the adversities and pain that life can steer our way sometimes too often.
Heather married very young. She was just seventeen years old, and a mother before her eighteenth birthday. Thankfully, her son grew to become a successful and happily married man with a beautiful family of his own.
So you see, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and there is hope when you believe, and hope when you follow through, and never stop believing.
This remarkable collection of short-stories is also available to download in e-book format at:
Press/Media Contact Details:
Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 020 8339 6060