Thursday, April 2, 2015

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference in the World

I write to you as a fellow human being and a fellow American who is also concerned about the events in the U.S. funded civil war in El Salvador. I have written a novel that helps tell the story of the war. Sherrie Miranda Check out my historically based debut novel: Rape survivor Shelly Dalton Smith travels to war-torn El Salvador hoping to heal from multiple traumas and deception. Shelly is taken in by a host family, but is tricked into a mission that jeopardizes her life and exposes her to secrets and lies. Witnessing the death of an American journalist and overhearing harrowing accounts of refugees who saw their families massacred tears Shelly apart. It is almost too much to bear until she meets an American fighting with the guerrillas. He teaches her a passion for living she has never known, but every day places both of their lives in danger, and she wonders if anyone will make it out alive. Secrets and Lies in El Salvador exposes death and destruction at every turn, but also validates the power of love and embodies the gift of hope. Sherrie Miranda is an author who writes in order to create more peace and understanding in the world. She is a teacher who has taught students from many countries of the world. She is also a life and writing coach and hopes to soon find a way to help seniors and troubled teens write their life stories. She loves to travel and first traveled to other countries before finally deciding to see some of the U.S., places that foreigners she met had been to, but that she hadn't. She is happily married to a teacher who identifies himself first, as a musician. They hope to someday travel together to places where she reads her novel(s) and speaks to people about writing and life while Angelo plays his piano and entertains the audience. Life has much to offer so she always encourages young people to hang in there and know that things WILL get better.

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