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I have written my mother's survival story. She was a refugee from Asia Minor (modern day Ismyrn, Turky). My mom was a Greek Christian prosecuted by Moslem extremists. She fled Turky in 1922 but her father was not so lucky. He was beheaded in Ismyrn along  with thousands of people of Greek origin. This book Is a story of the milestones to a survival with dignity, tenacity, hard work and a nutty Sence of humour. Oh yes, it is also the story of a mother / daughter relationship that was not always so amicable, I was the daughter that did not see eye to eye with her but was always eager to listen to her stories on which this book is based. Besides the book above, I have also written and illustrated many children's books that are funny and have a little message for the kids. a few years ago I took themto a publisher in Chicago and they told me that they loved them but I would have to take out all the moral statements because they would not sell  the books. I said thanks but no thanks! Then i decided to publish after I quit working as my retirement project. Unfortunately , cancer arrived before retirement, so I would love to get my books published before I go to meet my Maker! My present financial and health situation does not allow me to undertake the cost of hiring an editor and a translator ( most of my books are written in Greek. I came to America in 1968 and became an American Citizen in 1972). If anyone out there in cyber space can help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You for reading my story and God Bless and keep you in good health! Sincerely, T.A.M


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