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Crumbs in the Keyboard
Real Words from Real Women Dealing with Real Issues
Eighty authors come together with words of wisdom, encouragement, humor and true-life stories of what it is like to juggle the demands of a career and maintain relationships.
The "Crumbs" Project has been a two year labor of love in the making. Seeds were planted at the melding of two separate incidents, both illustrating what it is like to be an author and juggle being a woman, an author, a mother, a friend.
In a moment of frustration, I posted to my writer's list, "How do you people juggle "it" all and still find the time and sanity to write?" The response was delightful. Everything from humor to heartfelt stories came flooding in and that served to inspire me at a low ebb in my writing.
About the same time, gifted author, Nancy Richards Akers lost her life in a senseless act of domestic violence. She wasn't the first and unfortunately won't be the last. But her spirit lives on in each one of us who, as women, pursue this journey called writing.
I began to wonder how we, as authors could encourage one another and yet ban together to help fight this insanity of violence and abuse.
So, "The Crumbs Project" was born.
We began collecting stories, written by talented women authors based on their own experiences. They sent words of wisdom, inspiration, precious moments, and obstacles overcome while on the road to a writing career. And they were gracious enough to want to share them with others in hope of giving encouragement.
Please join us in helping to educate and bring an awareness to stopping domestic violence.