Thanks for your encouraging remarks. I will give your book a look over the weekend.
This is a very interesting and heart-warming story. I have some knowledge of the work of Dr Ian Stevenson (and Dr Jim Tucker) of Virginia University with children who seem to have memories of previous lives, and can recognise this account as authentic. If it were not, there is plenty of scope for the imagination to make the "evidence" all the more striking and convincing.There are some typos in the book, and some technical flaws - for example, using a period instead of a comma at the end of speech and before the "he said, she said" bit. These are all quite minor but I feel that the book would be much improved by their fixing. But I really enjoyed the read and wish the author well with his writing and his life.
Thanks for your support.
I was sucked in by your pitch and I am so glad I clicked the link to read. This first chapter really captures your attention. It is raw and powerful. I look forward to reading the rest.
Thanks for your kind thoughts they are greatly appreciated. MIke
How utterly heartbreaking. I have to say like all the others I am sorry for your loss and I imagine the pain never goes away. My friend lost her little boy at 8 years old and I will never forget the sound of her wails as she walked behind the coffin in the church. I believe in everything you said with regards to the coincidences: I have experienced this myself, and I guess some people are more intuitive than others. I am guessing that you are a deeply sensitive man, and that's why you pick up on the subtleties that others don't. This area of life has always been of great interest to me having had an experience when I thought of my granddad (who I hadn't seen for 4 years after he fell out with the family & I was a young girl, just out of college when I last saw him, so obviously was getting on with my own life, as youngsters do!) and then receiving a call about an hour later saying he'd died. Wow, your book brings me to tears. So moved. KC
Thank you so much.
An extraordinary account, written in such a sensitive and sensible way, using words and expressions which few of us could hope to find.Philip John
I am glad you enjoyed the book. As far as a barf bag goes, they are available on most airlines and can be used to effectively to hide marajuana. You must of course use the bag in order to cover up the marajuana. The presence of vomit in the bag deters security from searching, though , it could also discourage you from smoking the weed, which is not a bad thing. If you don't like people sitting next to you on the plane just take out the bag and cough a few times and you'll feel like you're sitting in business class. thanks again, Mike
Well, I am now highly motivated by your Helpful Guide to Murder, Michael. My mind is busy thumbing through a mental phone book of victims as I write. I have learned so much. I adore this! And I guarantee the Brits will love it - it matters not a jot that it is written about New York - this is humour that will go down perfectly in the UK. Six stars. Well done! NataliePS: Where can I buy a barf bag?
Thank you for you kind remarks. I will take a look at your book and let you know what I think. Mike
This is an extremely moving story, told clearly and honestly. It also resonates with me 100%. Synchronicity, premonition, precognitive events, reincarnation - I've met them regularly throughout my own life. This is a book that should be on every editor's desk. Thank you for putting into words your very personal and life-changing experience. Laurie was clearly born to teach you about life and death. Warmest wishes, Natalie (The Diary of John Crow)
Harper True Life are books published by Harper that are biographical in nature, hence true life experiences.
I am putting this on my watchlist to read when I have a few minutes, and not trying to cook supper. I am intrigued by the first chapter. Please, what is Harper True Life, which is one section you put your book under. Thanks for explaining. I think I'm going to need a box of tissues already! D. S. HaleJessup and the TeleporterWould you mind taking a glance at my novel? Could you leave a comment, and rate the book, and if it pleases you, put it on your watchlist or bookshelf. THANK YOU!!!
Thanks for the kind words, it is appreciated.
Mike: I stumbled across your book, quite by accident. I saw we had much in common. I, too grew up in queens, N.Y. My father also is a WW2 vet. He too is a high school guy educated way beyond his formal education.I think you're a natural writer. Your references to the psychological resonate with me. I taught psychology in CUNY years ago.I read your synopsis and first chapter. I must say, I became rivited by the prose and the hard-core emotions. Emotions might be the most difficult thing for a writer to successfully express. Oh hell. Let me just say it. You've been through it all right - something unimaginably painful. As I read , I felt a tear well up in my eye. This type of thing usually does NOT happen to me. You express it all with a kind of low key dignity that cuts deep. That's what I guess good literature should do. I didn't feel clobbered. I felt touched. I'll put it on my watchlist for now. My bookshelf is full at the moment, but I know for sure it's ending up there. I'm rating it 6 stars now, even though I've only scratched the surface. I can always downgrade it later - just kidding. I'm looking forward to delving deeper. Be well.Bob
Thanks for your encouraging comments.
Michael,This is a compelling and deeply moving manuscript. What initially appears to be a story of loss, actually turns out to be a journey of discovery. (I am still only a third of the way through, so perhaps you will surprise me again!) Congratulations on a truly marvellous achievement.Backed with pleasure,David
May God bless you as well.
Dear Michael Schwood I am a doctor and I feel that doctors don't treat others as they treat their dear ones. For others, a diagnose something incurable. I wonder if your dear baby Laurie was not suffering with Diphtheria, a condition dangerous but amenable to treatment. Your life long struggle where you crossed the boundaries of usual human experiences is commendable and adorable. You explored and proved that God may send again whom we love. My wife left this world in 2008,30th Jan. On 26th August 2008, I had my grand daughter. Her mother had three abortions earlier and my wife was very much emotionally disturbed. Perhaps,she preferred to leave this existence to get born in her son's family. All this happens with God's approval-God who is Love. My grand daughter says she feels shy of me. She readily goes in the lap of my wife's brother and sister. This birthday of her, she said to my wife's brother " whenever I call you in my birthday, you come surely'. The words from the mouth of a 3 year's old baby. May God bless you and your family.
Thank you so much for your comments, they are greatly appreciated.
Michael, This is a truly amazing book. Your strength and courage at writing it astounds me! This is a compelling story which is told with immense compassion and love and it should deffinately get published! In my oppinion, the writing gets better as the book progresses. The first few lines of the first chapter feel a little awkward, however, that is to be expected when telling such an emotional story as this because it must be so difficult knowing where to begin. In addition, although it has been pointed out by others, there are a few typos, but nothing too serious that can't be solved by a quick scanning of your work. This is truly the most moving piece of writing i have ever read and this deserves to be heard! Wishing you every success with this book, Amy *6 stars and backed!* :)
Your book is interesting and well worth backing. However, how do you know it is God?
Thank you for your hug, and may God bless you too.
Dear Michael.Your story created a wave of emotions in me. I felt the loss, the hope, and the pure love of a father.Big hug and God bless.Isis
i find difficult to judge non- fiction. the opening, touching lines to this proved my point...l can only say this is well written, must read, skillfull piece of work...l must back with 6 stars******SEASONS....
Thanks, this was difficult for me to write as it brought back emotions that had been buried for years. My hope is that some may benefit what my experience.
Bundy wanted to be caught. Besides, he killed for fun and that is a NO NO.
It would be easier if I had an identical twin.This is a good book for anyone who has ever contemplated offing someone they hate. Valuable pointers on what to avoid.Thanks for writing this.I could never figure out why Ted Bundy went to Florida.