Pits and Praises

by Glorianne Swenson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781449707262
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781449707781

About the Book

Glorianne Swenson is launching her first book with a compilation of nostalgic stories she has written in creative non-fiction form. People have thanked her for her transparancy in writing, as you will also see as you become a part of her life through this heart-warming book. These are real people and real places, and they could be any one of us or anywhere.

Her Aunt Tillie could be anyone's Aunt Tillie and will ring true to her readers. As she weaves her way through her nostalgic childhood memories of her favorite season, living with an outdoor privy and no running water, wearing feed sack dresses, rural school and fresh varnish; her friends and family become your friends and family.

As the fabric is intricately woven into a fine garment, she writes of losing a baby, her view of the rural cemetery, and how she met her husband and the careful putting together of a wedding on a shoe-string budget. She remembers the old red barn, her own brush with death, and the quiet guest of death knocking as her 66-year-old sister goes to her eternal home.

There is fun, laughter, healing tears and many sighs as the thread dances gracefully with the needle of each story so eloquently put together with love and care.

Enduring faith ties the knots of love exactly where they need to be, while the back of the fabric shows the rough ends, and the needle picks up in a new place over and over again in her life experiences.

Plan to curl up under a blanket as Glorianne shares this well tuned symphony of touching stories.

About the Author

Glorianne Swenson is a Minnesota-based published freelance writer, author and small business owner of gloribks.

She has been a lifelong resident of Fergus Falls, Minnesota where she grew up on a small family farm. Her career prior to writing wove around being a Registered Radiologic Technologist, Medical Secretary, Administrative Assistant, Chiropractic Assistant, After Care Coordinator for Hospice and a Funeral Home, and a Pre-school Teaching Assistant.

Her career outside the home was cut short when she acquired a disabling autoimmune disorder in 1995. It was at this time that she began her career as a writer and started her own small business gloribks in 2002. Her genre includes creative non-fiction memoirs, poetry, devotionals, and children’s picture book manuscripts. Most of her writing is nostalgic and has been published in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and anthologies--including CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL books.

Glorianne and her husband Wayne have been married for 47 years. They live in a rural development on the edge of the city of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Wayne is a retired teacher and works part time as a pre-need specialist at a funeral home. Although they kid a lot about living in “the fast lane”, they enjoy being semi-retired and experiencing the slower pace of life.

Glori is the mother of three adult children and five grandchildren ranging in age from five to sixteen. She is a member of the Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls.

In her spare time she enjoys singing in her church and the community, playing the piano and organ by ear, rummage sales, auctions, antiquing, genealogy, embroidery, flower gardens, public speaking and reading her stories set to background music. Her idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon is taking a nap.