THE LOUDEST QUIET GIRL: MESSAGES OF HOPE IN A DARK WORLD

MORE OF ERIN’S WISDOM and QUARANTINE SPECIAL PRICES!!

Here’s another of Erin’s journal entries to ponder during this quarantine time (for most of us). She wrote it when she was 14 years old, almost 15. (7/20/05) It can be found at the end of Chapter 3.

I’ve also attached a photo taken a month after she wrote this entry. It was taken at World Youth Day in Germany, August 2005.  Note–her bodyguard behind her –her father, Abel. 🙂

 

 

***A reminder: If you don’t already have the book, the E-BOOKS are available at AuthorHouse.com ‘s bookstore and on Amazon. There’s a full-color version and a black and white one.

I have a LOT of physical books at home. As long as the post office is still working, I’m going to offer a Quarantine special-that includes tax and shipping$10 for the b/w paperback-most popular- (6×9); $20 for the b/w hardcover (6×9); and $30 for the full-color edition (8.5×11).
Just send me your address and what you would like inscribed and I can send them out to you or directly to your friends/family. You can e-mail me at kathyrodriques@gmail.com.


Be Safe. Be well.

MESSAGES OF HOPE IN A DARK WORLD – FOOTPRINTS

With all that’s happening (or not happening) during the Coronavirus quarantine, I thought it might be helpful to people to re-read Erin’s journal entries. I’m going to try to post one of her entries occasionally during this time of pondering. It’s ideal for your Lenten reflections.

Today’s entry was made when Erin was 15. It was the first entry I read- it jumped off the page at me- it gave me comfort about Erin’s accident -that Jesus was there to carry her home.  God’s answers to our prayers are not always what we’re hoping they’ll be, but He’s dealing with the Big Picture-we’re just used to thinking for the present time. He has much better plans for our eternity. I hope that her writings will remind you of that.

If you don’t already have the book, the e-book is available at AuthorHouse.com ‘s bookstore and on Amazon. There’s a full-color version and a black and white one.   I have a LOT of books at home. As long as the post office is still working, I’m going to offer a special Quarantine special-that includes tax and shipping- $10 for the b/w paperback and $30 for the color edition. Just send me your address and what you would like inscribed and I can send them out to you or directly to your friends/family. You can e-mail me at kathyrodriques@gmail.com.

Be Safe. Be well.

CANCELLATION OF ALL PRESENTATIONS AND BOOK SIGNINGS IN MARCH AND APRIL

SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE MARCH 24, 2020 PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

ALL OF MY PRESENTATIONS AND BOOK SIGNINGS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

BE WISE! BE SAFE!                    

 

CANCELLATION OF ALL PRESENTATIONS/BOOK SIGNINGS FOR MARCH AND APRIL

SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE MARCH 24, 2020 PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING AT THE NORTON PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

ALL OF MY PRESENTATIONS AND BOOK SIGNINGS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

BE WISE! BE SAFE!                    

 

CANCELED!! SAVE THE DATE! MARCH 24, 2020

I HAVE BEEN INVITED TO DO A PRESENTATION AND BOOK SIGNING AT THE

NORTON (MA) PUBLIC LIBRARY

AT 6 P.M.

ON TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020.

MORE INFO TO COME.

 

TWO OTHER PRIVATE EVENTS, FEBRUARY 6 AND APRIL 19 ARE BOOKED.  WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON ANY OTHER PUBLIC ONES ADDED.

ST JOSEPH’S CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR November 22 and 23, 2019

And, last but not least, was the book signing at St. Joseph’s School Christmas Craft Fair in Wakefield, MA over Friday and Saturday. Amy Lemieux has headed it up for the last 15 years. I used to work with Amy at McLean Hospital and she invited me to have a table at the fair this year. It was very kind of her to offer. We talked to a lot of interesting people-old friends we hadn’t seen in a long time, Amy’s family, a friend of Erin’s -Catie O’Flynn-, and new faces, especially Tim Looney, who has gone to Medjugorje (several times) as we had done in 2008, so we had a lot to talk about. We also met a new author, Linda Malcolm, who was doing her first book signing for her premier book: Cornfields to Codfish. The book is made up of contemplative essays from her years in Iowa to her current years in New England. Looks interesting. We exchanged copies of our books.

That finished off this month’s presentations/book signings. We’re taking the month of December off as that is Erin’s memorial month and our brains are pretty much mush for the whole month.

See you in 2020! We hope you all have a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas! Also a Happy Hanukkah!

 

BOOK REVIEW ON AUGUSTINE’S ALLEY BLOG

One interesting person we met at LaSalette Shrine before the presentation was a man named Joe Borden from Leominster.  The banner of Erin’s book cover had intrigued him so he started up a discussion with us. He had a very touching story and we felt that it was not a coincidence that we had met. Unfortunately, he was not able to stay for the presentation due to another commitment, but he took a book home to read.  He gave the book a wonderful view on his blog and is going to try to arrange a presentation at his parish in Leominster after the new year. Thanks, Joe, for this comprehensive review!

Here is the link to it. The review is currently on the opening page of his blog.

https://augustinesalley.wordpress.com