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Walden Carrington

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I made the last revision to Titanic: Rose Dawson's Story on May 6, 2012 while Rose is sitting in the lobby of the Brown Palace Hotel with Sylvia and Alice, her friends from school named after Gloria Stuart's daughter and mother. I met Margaret Brown's great-granddaughter Muffet in the same hotel on April 12, 2012 and learned the Molly Brown stateroom on the Titanic was all the way down on E Deck. Historians had believed it was on B Deck for decades and I moved her down to E Deck to preserve historical accuracy. Molly will be farther away from Rose, Cal, Ruth and Trudy, but closer to Jack Dawson's cabin on G Deck. Leo looked much better in the tuxedo Molly gave him in the film and that's what the real Margaret Brown would have done in the same situation.

Muffet autographed the Kristen Iversen biography I used as part of my extensive research on Molly Brown and several of her friends and relatives in Denver, Colorado. The photograph in my profile is of the Charline Place up the street from the Molly Brown House Museum. It's where Rose, Ruth, Cal, and his mother Lily live in the opening chapters of Titanic: Rose Dawson's Story. I agree with Ruth. It looks like a castle.

I will always remember my authonomy experience and treasure the many comments posted on my work. Finding my comments about other books on web sites designed to promote them has been very gratifying. My hope in writing a novelization of Titanic was to enhance the cinematic experience and expand on the story while passing on valuable life lessons to cherish for a lifetime.

"You must do me this honor. You must promise me that you'll survive, that you won't give up no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise."

"I promise."

"Never let go."

"I will never let go, Jack. I'll never let go."

"You've been looking for treasure in the wrong place. Only life is precious and making each day count."

"Your story is more precious than anything else I've come across at excavations. The Heart of the Ocean doesn't have a heart, but you do. I can't think of anything more precious than that."

"Thank you, Mr. Lovett. I'm so relieved to have shared my story with you. I'm glad Lizzy and I came all this way. It has been the experience of a lifetime."

My favorite authonomy message is from Susie Gulick.

"You are precious, Walden. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate your care and concern. You make me smile. Your gentle spirit shines through."

Then there's one from Richard Connolly.

"Love it! Love it! Love it! I am a huge fan of the Titanic and I've read a couple of your chapters. I really do like Rose and I've been yearning to know what happens in the rest of her life. Although this is only in a book format, I can picture what she did after the Titanic and that is really great to know. You present and write the book so well it's amazing and I can tell you love the Titanic too. I've backed your book and will read more. I hope this book of yours is published so I can buy it and read it as I will truly enjoy it."

Here are the lyrics written by Will Jennings to one of the best-selling singles of all time performed by Celine Dion and composed by James Horner.

"Every night in my dreams I see you. I feel you. That is how I know you go on. Far across the distance and spaces between us, you have come to show you go on. Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on. Once more you open the door and you're here in my heart and my heart will go on and on. Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime and never let go 'til we're gone. Love was when I loved you one true time I hold to. In my life we'll always go on. Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on. Once more you open the door and you're here in my heart and my heart will go on and on. You're here. There's nothing I fear and I know that my heart will go on. We'll stay forever this way. You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on."

Thanks to everyone who supported Titanic: Rose Dawson's Story during the seventeen months it was displayed at authonomy. It was selected for editorial review on October 31, 2011 when it was ranked number three out of more than ten thousand books. I found many of your comments helpful in making revisions, but some of them simply encouraged me to continue on despite tremendous opposition to a novelization of Titanic being displayed at authonomy.

The many historical and fictional characters who have been brought to life in this work will have a special place in the hearts and minds of those who can appreciate the emotional appeal of the story and be enriched by this historical account of an appalling sea disaster which resulted in numerous reforms in the shipping industry. The great loss of the Titanic on its maiden voyage and the fifteen hundred people who went down with it should always be remembered and a work of fiction surrounding this tragic event is a means to keep the story alive in the imaginations of readers around the world for years to come.

favourite books

Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth by Kristen Iversen
The Full Story of R.M.S. Titanic by Daniel Allen Butler
Titanic: An Illustrated History by Don Lynch and
Ken Marschall and Robert Ballard
Polar the Titanic Bear by Daisy Spedden
Gloria Stuart I Just Kept Hoping by Gloria Stuart
Denver Down by Beth Anne Wilkins

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