IT'S MY STORY -- AND I'M STICKING TO IT!
ENJOY MY FRIENDS!
Author - Anita Waggoner
Greetings: Farewell to Freedomwon an award for Best Fiction in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Contest. I was named a winner in the 2011 Author's Show 50 Great Writers You Should Be Readingcontest. My screenplay Farewell to Freedom was named a finalist in the 2014 Creative World Awards Contest. I've self-published several books, and recently released a revised edition of Farewell to Freedom, most are available on Kindle at http://www.amazon.com. Farewell to Freedom was first published by Strategic Publishing Company in 2010. Thereafter, I self-published a revised copy of Farewell to Freedom in 2014 after self-publishing Charleston Cheat and The Ranch at Coyote Springsin 2012. I continue to write New Age Western genre uniquely from a woman's point of view. Dakota Wells and Small Town Girls are still in the works. Farewell to Freedom is for sale on this web site; and on-line at Amazon.com. You can also request a copy at your favorite bookstore. Autographed copies are available only on this website. My book Jam Packed is filled with inspiration and quotes. I wrote it to inspire and enlighten... it would make a great gift for any occasion. I'm especially proud of my short children's story, Baldy Sox , a true story about my grandfather's first horse. Baldy Sox can be enjoyed by children of all ages -- from age 4 to 104. I continue to promote my script Farewell to Freedom to the industry, and have recently been researching Kickstarter and other Crowdfunding entities in hopes of getting the necessary funding to produce the movie. Some say it could take ten years to get a movie made. I'll keep at it as I believe that it's a good story, one that needs to be seen on the big screen. It was a huge challenge to condense a 470 page novel into a short 120 page screenplay, but I enjoyed the process and I hope to write more screenplays as time goes by. Several of my short stories are published on line at Amazines.com and at Ezines.com. As the world turns, and time flies, I remain a positive, outgoing, sincere individual with plenty of determination, dedication, and drive. I'm excited about the possibility of one day being able to make a good living at writing books. Like all writers, I hope for that big break. Wouldn't it be nice to one day see my books on a best seller list like the New York Times? Maybe it will take a professional publicist or literary agent to take me to the top. I've designed and maintain this website; and I try to keep current events alive on Word Press, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social sites. It's time to create additional YouTube videos and trailers to continue promote my work. True life experiences continue to provide fuel for my stories. Having lived an exciting and usually forward moving life, I've learned to start over when my feet are knocked out from underneath me. The novel Farewell to Freedom is about the thirteen years I spent in Freedom, Oklahoma where I owned a western guest ranch and raised rodeo bulls with my cowboy partner, the love of my life. While at the ranch my marketing efforts attracted the attention of Warner Brother's Studio. They came to Freedom to film a reality television show they called "The Will". I expound on the "reality star" concept in my book. What an experience! Life in the country, for this city girl, was quite the adventure. Long days on the remote ranch provided unexpected obstacles, some so unbelievable, I had no choice, but to write them down . Thirteen years after arriving there with a broken heart, I left wondering if it had all been worth it. Freedom, the place that had once served to mend my soul, over time had become an out-of-control pony ride. Yes, it was difficult to walk away from my dreams and the man I had once loved, and in many ways, no matter how silly it seems, will always love. Usually a strong woman, I was devastated at the end. I chose to tell my story to help alleviate the pain, put the memories behind me, and move forward . The positive book reviews and comments from my many readers tell me I did the right thing. Believe me when I say, it takes patience, solitude, and a lot of hard work to write, especially when the story is your own. I encourage my readers to go after there dreams, and to live life to the fullest despite the dips and turns in the road. You never know when the journey will end. God Bless!