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.
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.”