We’re all stuck in one uncompromising situation after the other, but how well do we bounce back? What about those who defied the odds and bounced back with flying colors? That’s what Judi Moreo's new book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths is all about.
We interviewed Judi to find out more about this inspiring book and what was involved in the writing and compiling process.
Thank you for this interview, Judi. So nice to see you again! I thoroughly enjoyed You are More Than Enough. Now you are back with an anthology titled Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths. Can you tell us a little more about it?
Thank you, Dorothy, for the interview. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. These 26 extraordinary people who have written their stories reached into the depths of their souls to share with us how they have persevered against the odds, navigating difficult paths, and made choices that enabled them to achieve successful lives.
You compiled this anthology yourself. How did you find everyone whose stories appear in your book?
Some of the people I had heard speak and knew their stories. Some were referred to me by other people. Then I put a notice in my monthly newsletter that I was looking for stories and many people sent stories to me.
Did you edit this yourself?
Yes and no. Yes, I edited it. Then I sent it to a professional editor, Jami Carpenter, who edited my You Are More Than Enough book and she did the big edit.
What was the hardest part about taking on such a huge project?
I had never published anyone else's work before, so I felt I had to be careful about maintaining the integrity of their stories and still making sure they had every little detail correct.
What were the joys?
Working with these incredible people to tell their stories. Seeing them cry with joy when they saw the finished proof of the book.
Do you have a personal story in the book and would you like to tell us about it?
Yes, I do. Thank you for asking. My story is about my first trip to Africa...the invitation, how I got there, meeting the love of my life, losing him and still making the decision to go live in South Africa during the end of aparteid....it was a choice that changed my life forever.
Where can we pick up a copy?
It's already available on Amazon. Most of the major book stores will be carrying it. Or it has it's own website, www.lifechoicesbook.com and it can be purchased right there.
Thank you so much for this interview, Judi, and good luck to you!
Thank you, Dorothy. It's always a pleasure to be interviewed by you.