One of the things I really enjoy is word play. Puns, spoonerisms, malapropisms - as long as they have wit and not vulgarity, I enjoy it.
Because of that, when it came time to choose a title for the book, I did a bit of wordplay on the expression ‘forgive and forget.’ The idea was I did forgive Mom and that she had forgotten that daily. The editor and publisher appreciated the concept and we ran with it.
Little did I know that having two different tenses in the title would cause some readers to become, well…tense. So much so, that some have expressed they won’t pick it up because of the grammar. I confess, I did not foresee that.
So I’m asking a favor of all of you who have read and appreciated the story. I’m going to ask you to flood social media. Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter - whatever your platform of choice - and tell people about the story, how it affected you, why it’s worth their while. Overcome the doubters and get the word out.
Thank-ewe! Thank you berry much.
If you haven't read Forgive and Forgotten yet, you can find a copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Forgive-Forgotten-Memoir-Donna-Kemper/dp/1625860935
Donna Kemper put aside her art career to care for a mother she hadn't seen in over a decade. For seven years she followed her mother's journey into dementia, caring for her and putting forgiveness into action.