Dedication to a friend and fellow author, Sandra McLeod Humphrey.

To a friend of mine that recently died in a house fire along with her husband, may they RIP, and God Bless them both.
             Sandra McLeod Humphrey– who was the author of several childrens books.   Sandra,   you will be truly missed by so many. Sometimes in life we meet people that we never get to experience what that person was all about, but theres something inside you that says this person is special and worth knowing. I believe you were that person for me. I feel like I’m cheated but it was that age old adage I always said to myself I will get to know this person better when I get time, or I will peruse her books when I get time, of course we never let ourselves have that time. We always seem so caught up in things that truly are meaningless and not worthy of our time like a possible good friend could have been.
I will miss you and the woman I didn’t get to know will be missed more because she truly was  a great person, and your reputation spoke to the type of individual you were.
and it wasn’t just my loss it was a loss for the literary world.  She had sent me an autographed copy of her book “They stood ALONE 25 mena and women who made a difference”  I suggest anyone who loves to hear about heroes and pioneers  read this book.  Sandra was prolific with childrens books, but this was a winner no matter what age group.  http://www.amazon.com/They-Stood-Alone-Women-Difference/dp/1616144858/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354223184&sr=1-1&keywords=they+stood+alone+25+men+and+women+who+made+a+difference
Thank you Sandra you left behind so many “GREAT” books to teach and entertain children, and after all educating our youth makes you a Perennial being!
Lori Foroozandeh   fellow author and friend.
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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Product DetailsMy Teasers:

At the time I couldn’t understand the concept behind the public rapes, if that’s what you’d call them, but after returning to America, I learned a lot more about psychological warfare and how condemning the uses are.

Especially when you’re forced to watch, like it’s a movie premier, while the soldiers do horrible things to someone all the while laughing.

~ p.140, “Lori’s Song” by Lori Foroozandeh

This is my book but I’m FINALLY reading it in it’s entirety.  I never did read it from cover to back, I wrote it and let John proof read it because it was too hard for me, but now I’m finally doing it.  If anyone wants to review my book please let me know, I’d love to hear your comments.

I Love you DAD!

One year ago on 11-11-11 at 11:??AM  my Dad,  (Raymond Woodring Sr.) passed away from Lung/brain cancer.  I wish I had known him better and looking back I realize just how much of a dedicated Dad he had been.  He tolerated a lot, but still loved us unconditionally.  He LOVED BILL COSBY so I will end this with one of his quotes:

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.  ~Bill Cosby
I LOVE YOU DAD!!!

Ironically, after I escaped that camp in Iran, I returned back to the USA (in Detroit) on Nov. 14, 2001 My Dad’s birthday.

My Synopsis on this PTSD

Trenton you are hearing advice from a very knowledgable lady that is CYNTHIA PUDRITH, we know each other well.  We were both in the same PTSD group and I’ve come to love her like a sister, well in my case MORE THAN MY SISTER..(Long story).

Forget and ignore that other entity that thinks she knows everything.  She is only in here to stir up shit and make people feel bad.  It’s obvious she doesn’t know her ass from a hole in the ground.  And the only reason I approved her post is because I believe in freedom of speech.  We can learn from everyone even the dull and ignorant, even if it’s learning how to NOT BE LIKE THEM.

I get where your coming from.  My PTSD wasn’t caused by what yours was, but I was in an Iranian torture camp, and Cynthia has went through a HELLISH, HORRIFIC experience but I will let her share if she feels comfortable.

There will always be people like this KNOW NOTHING, and I’m not saying that to just condemn her, I TRULY BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE.

If you ever want to be excluded from any further posts of hers, let me know, but it sounds like you are more than holding your own, and you have the UTMOST RESPECT from me.

I’m so happy to have met you, and to know there are other human beings out there that genuinely care for others.  God Bless, Lori