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New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and A Perfect Day
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Author of the Big Stone Gap trilogy and many other wonderful books.
In the mid-1990s
“What do you want most in the world?” My younger brother David asked.
What did I want most in the world? To be able to run was the first
immediate thought. But I was silent so he expanded the question.
“What does everyone want most in the world?”“
“Umm...win the lottery?”
Bingo, and the “The Winner” was born. It became his third novel.
By 1989 I could no longer run, something I took for granted and after it was
taken away, I started having very vivid dreams of running, of biking, of
having extraordinary energy.
My sons used to watch the series HOUSE, and I remember one episode
where his leg was healed and he would take off running a long distance
and then turn around and do it again…just because he could.
My dreams were like that, and what I remember most is the synchronicity
of it, the arms moving in tandem with the legs, everything working so well.
One real memory stands out, I was walking my younger son in a stroller
and limping badly when a friend came bouncing across a two lane road,
easily and gracefully and all I wanted to do was scream as loud as I could
that I USED TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT, I COULD!
That was years ago. Now I’m really grateful that I can still walk using a
On some great morning, I feel that everything is working in synch and the
walking is fast and wonderful.
In a way the things I used to be able to do don't matter anymore.
Because, I’ve changed.
I no longer dream of running.