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Friday, July 29, 2011

My book "Home Sweet Nursing Home" has been released!


HOME SWEET NURSING HOME
An A to Z Collection 
of 50-word Stories on Aging and Healthcare

Today’s nursing homes are no longer “rest homes,” but rather vibrant places where residents, families and friends gather, interact, and share heartfelt memories and experiences. Through a 50-word-story collection of vivid tales, Doris Plaster, LCSW, recounts the realities of life in a nursing home from her Social Worker perspective, and that of the caregivers and residents in 26 short vignettes, that are both poignant and thought-provoking.


HOME SWEET NURSING HOME at Amazon.com


**Thank you to all of my blogger friends who encouraged me to publish the A to Z April Blogging Challenge. Here is the result.  I will be forever grateful for your support**

37 comments:

Lydia K said...

Congrats on your book! What a great way to harness the energy of the A-Z challenge. :)

Retired Knitter said...

Wow, wonderful news!!! Congrads!!

Karin said...

Congratulations! May your stories brings joy and insight to a lot of people!

dr.antony said...

I always knew it had to come out as a book. Congratulations, Doris. I know there are other books to follow.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

How wonderful, Doris! Congratulations! Your posts are so beautiful and touching, I'm sure this book will be a great success!

Mariette said...

Dearest Doris,

I'm ecstatic about this! Congratulations to you and you are a naturally born writer!
I will pass this on, all the way.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Holly Diane said...

Congrats! Very exciting for you!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Doris .. that's fantastic - well done .. I'm so looking forward to reading them again ..

Brilliant news - Hilary

Amrita said...

CXongrats Doris. I love your stories. You really have the gift of connecting with your readers.

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

LADY DORIS ~
That is quite cool! There ought to be a copy of it procured by every nursing home in America!

To think that Arlee Bird's "A To Z Blogfest" resulted in a published book for someone! There will be no living with the Boidman from now on.

[Be prepared to appear as a guest blogger on Boid's Blog real soon. I'm sure his invitation is winging its way to you as I type this.]

Congratulations, L.D.!

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Laura said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to read it!

Mei said...

Congratulations! Love your writing!

Carole Anne Carr said...

There are some very disturbing reports on our side of the pond re these homes. Thank the Lord for someone like you.

Anita said...

I'm so happy for you. Your stories are so touching. Congratulations on having them published.

Munir said...

Congratualtions ! It is great that more people will be able to read your blogs now! Wow:)

Arkansas Patti said...

Your book will touch and help so many people. I know your posts really touched me. Wishing you huge success.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Good for you! And congratulations on following through with this project. Much luck with it.

Mary Aalgaard said...

My mom will be receiving one for Christmas.

DUTA said...

Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

Linda said...

How wonderful for you and for everyone that reads it! Congratulations all!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! That's an awesome idea for a book.

Frances Garrood said...

This is great news, Doris. I'm so glad you did it. Congratulations!

Ann Best said...

Doris: I am SO happy for you. Your stories are WONDERFUL and so are you. I hope every person who wants to be inspired and uplifted will read your book. What a great endorsement of the A to Z Challenge. (If you'd like to guest post about it on my blog, let me know.)
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Bica said...

Congratulations - this is quite an accomplishment! I've enjoyed your stories, and will have to share this with my younger daughter, who is a social worker. Very happy for you!!

Sandi said...

Congratulations Doris! What great news! I've enjoyed reading your stories, and I know your book wil be a great success!

Ami said...

Awesome!! You AND the book. Congratulations.
:)

Dr. El said...

Congratulations, Doris!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Doris .. no-one's asked .. how did you do it .. is it self-published .. etc etc ..

Cheers - and looking forward to getting a copy soon .. Hilary

Diane said...

So excited and congrats!!! :O)

Shirley Wells said...

Many, many congratulations. Your stories are wonderful and I'm delighted to know that so many other people will read them now.

Cloudia said...

thanks for the positive spin on a scary place.


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(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I am so glad to hear how things have changed in these retirement communities. I worked in one years ago before I was a nurse doing the really hard, dirty work. Congrats on your book. Blessings.
QMM

Ann said...

Oh Doris a big Congratulations. I am just thrilled for you. I will be checking out Amazon for a copy. YAY Doris!!!!

Libby said...

doris, congratulations! i couldn't have asked for a more perfect writer for this honor!

Arlee Bird said...

I sent you an email to the address you have in your profile. Let me know if that address is wrong or you don't receive my email. My address is in my Blogger profile.

Congratulations on the book and I wish you well--very well.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so glad you did this. Can hardly wait to have my own copy. Big congratulations to you, Doris!

Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations on your book Doris.
Have just come across, via Mariette, so was lovely to discover you and your blog.
Look forward to reading your book and best wishes with it.

Happy week
Carolyn