LOVE

I love you, with no beginning, no end. I love you as you have become an extra necessary organ in my body. I love you as only a girl could love a boy. Without fear. Without expectations. Wanting nothing in return, except that you allow me to keep you here in my heart, that I may always know your strength, your eyes, and your spirit that gave me freedom and let me fly. ~Coco J. Ginger

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Welcome

SHELBY’S BLOG Congratulations!!!! My book, “Learning to Dance in the Rain II” is the now the proud owner of the 2021 Silver Medal from Living Now Book Awards, Relationships/Marriage. Living Now Book Awards is designed to honor books about life-changing events, books that help us to have a higher quality lifestyle. Hello and welcome to learningtodanceintherain.org. This is the website for my award-winning book, “Learning to Dance in the Rain II. I want to thank Md Akbor, my assistant, for his creativity, and hard work. His talents are many and I really appreciate him and thank him for his hard work and all the time he puts into advertising my book. Thank you Md!! — Shelby Wagner

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Book of the Year Award

“Learning to Dance in the Rain II” received an award for being a Finalist in the Book of the Year Contest Sponsored by Speak Talk Radio and Shelby will present her book to their radio audience on December 7, 2021, at 11:00 am. Their mantra is “Speak Up–your words can change the world. You never know how your words affect those you may never meet.”

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What is a Book-to-Screen Pitchfest?

This was my chance to meet face-to-face with decision-makers in Hollywood and in a 2-minute elevator pitch, convince them to consider my story as the next great movie and/or television show. I was told afterwards that I was one of the four authors who received the most responses. Let’s see how far this can go – to the big screen?????? Let’s hope so.

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The Firebird Book Award

We chose the firebird to symbolize the award because the firebird is known as a magical helper and is believed to drop pearls from its beak when passing over peasant villages, to give the poor something to trade for food and other necessities. We hope, in some small way, that we too can help others via the donation aspect of these book awards. Sponsored by Speak Up Talk Radio, whose mantra has always been this: Speak Up–your words can change the world. You never know how your words affect those you may never meet. And to help you become a magical helper, like the mighty firebird who drops pearls, your entry fee is used as a tax deductible charitable donation to brighten the rooms of women and children in homeless shelters.

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