A powerful image, a powerfully true story

A 'story behind the story' of 'Letter from Alabama' is the compelling book cover created by  graphic designer Luis Prado of Olympia, WA. Luis is a true professional, and I was beyond happy when he agreed to create the cover for the book, as well as 3 maps that are important to the story. Luis read the manuscript, asked for copies of several old family photos, and went to work. His final creation was the result of his ingenious mind and how it processed several different photos. The fact that he made such strong images out of very small faces in 60-year-old snapshots shows his skill and meticulous eye for detail. To be honest, when I first saw his creation, I was startled. . . it was that powerful. I believe Luis got to the very heart of 'Letter from Alabama,' the true story of a little boy saved by grace and a family's love -- and by a letter. I will always be thankful that Luis invested himself in this story and this book. See his creation, and more, here: www.facebook.com/letterfromalabama

And here: www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQIIODK

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'Powerful . . . compelling . . . extraordinary' - new reviews of 'Letter from Alabama'

Letter from Alabama -- the true story of two children orphaned and abandoned and saved by grace and family’s love, and by a letter that traveled hundreds of miles in an envelope -- is recommended by Diane Donovan, Editor of  Donovan’s Literary Services, as "a powerful memoir" and "a study in miracles and circumstance." 

The Midwest Book Review calls it  a "compelling and inherently fascinating read from beginning to end. An extraordinary and heartwarming account."

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Big day for Workman & Associates - and our inspiring true story

Today is a big day for Workman & Associates. And for our book, 'Letter from Alabama.' We're celebrating the more than 3,000 people who now 'like' the book's Facebook page - and who like the inspiring true story of two children saved by grace and a family's love and by a letter that traveled hundreds of miles in 1952. One of the great things about writing and publishing the book has been meeting wonderful people on the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/letterfromalabama

You can find the book here: www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQIIODK and here: http://goo.gl/6QgNII

'A Solid 4.5 Stars' for Letter from Alabama

Here's a new Amazon reviewer's comment on 'Letter from Alabama' . . .

ByYankeelinon August 17, 2015

Format: Paperback

This is one of those books that works its way into your heart and just will not be dislodged...i found myself thinking about David and his brothers long after the reading was done.
In 1952 a woman in Alabama sends a letter to the editor of a newspaper in Dayton, OH in hopes that 1- someone will read and publish it and 2- that someone will identify the little boy left in her care.
And so his story begins. And flourishes. And spreads across the country.
The author sums it up best on one sentence...."it will become a lifelong lesson about the power of grace and acceptance-the capacity of open arms and an open heart to (transform) human relationships."Letter from Alabama: The Inspiring True Story of Strangers Who Saved a Child and Changed a Family Forever

'Letter from Alabama' now available in 4 editions

Letter from Alabama – the inspiring true story of a child saved by grace and a family’s love, and by a startling letter in a newspaper – is now available in 4 editions. Find the Kindle ebook or a paperback edition from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VQIIODK . It’s available as a digital book through Smashwords, which distributes ebooks to Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Oyster, Scribd, Flipkart and others: https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=letter+from+alabama .  Bookstores, libraries & educational institutions can order another paperback edition at standard bookstore discounts on a returnable basis from Ingram Books.