Don’t, Ever Say Never

Have you ever said what you will never do?  Don’t, ever say never.  Well, this author has and retracted those words.

The author, Nina Norstrom, grew up in a small suburban town outside Chicago, Illinois.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Concordia University.  Norstrom is a member of AuthorsDen; The Book Reviewer’s Club; Goodreads; along with many others.

Norstrom began writing in 1992, but it wasn’t until 2008 the publication placed.  And says there’s a bit of history behind that, “The hardest part was coming up with a title.  Before it ever took form, there were titles like:  Triumph of A Trooper; Only Those Who Suffers Knows; and You and I Against The World.”  The “C”:  A Weapon of . . . .

Although attempts were made to tell their story, the author never gave up ─ even when the “Dear John” Letters’ flowed in.  It was late July 1995 when a fresh copy of her (first) manuscript was sent to The Oprah Winfrey Show, at HARPO Productions, Inc.  To-date she still has a copy of the returned letter, which reads:

Thank you for submitting “Triumph of A Trooper” to HARPO PRODUCTIONS, INC.

We appreciate your request; however, we do not review unsolicited materials or scripts.

Again, thank you for thinking of us.

July 27, 1995

 

 

Ms. XXXX  XXXXXXXX

XXXXX  XXXXX   XXXX

Markham, IL 60426—2770

Dear XX. XXXXXXXX:

 

Thank you for submitting “Triumph of A Trooper” to HARPO PRODUCTIONS,

INC.

 

We appreciate your request, however, we do not review unsolicited materials or scripts.

Again, thank you for thinking of us.

Very truly yours,

XXXX XXXXXXX

HARPO PRODUCTIONS, INC.

XX/xx

 

P O BOX 909715

CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60690

Although authentic,  information was blocked to protect its sensitivity

 

She says, “Every author has a practice story somewhere out there.”  So with another product among the literary circle, this work is an indication of her achievement.  To the readers, she gives a word of advice:  “Never Surrender Your Mission.”   Even though the baby’s daddy was hitched when they connected, that’s an issue she regrets ─ having been a part of the circle.

Believing in the phrase, she quotes, “When a person is young at heart, he/she engages in things that naturally doesn’t characterize their true being and past actions may haunt their future.”

Specifically to women, she states, “Many, many years ago I jeopardized my integrity for a man.  Don’t ever do that!  Integrity is what keeps one’s character intact.”

 

 

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