Natural Destiny

On February 22, 2013 I was honored and privileged to meet with over 1,200 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Sweetwater Middle School in Lawrenceville, Georgia about Natural Destiny. Stay tuned for more information and pictures.

I am eager to present information about Natural Destiny to various groups. I have given presentations to the Rotary Club of Moncks Corner, the Kiwanis Clusb of Moncks Corner and Summerville and two Toastmasters, International clubs. The name of the presentation is “The Lost Art of Storytelling”. Contact me on my website if you are interested in me speaking to your group.

I have received a wonderful endorsement from Bret Lott, New York Times Best Seller author of Jewel. Check out Bret Lott’s website at the College of Charleston to learn more about his books. http://www.cofc.edu/featureprofiles/faculty/fac01.php

Natural Destiny is featured on the NOCVA (National Organization of Chamorro Veterans of America)http://nocva.org/natural-destiny/. Check out this organization making a difference to Chamorro veterans.

Guampedia has included Natural Destiny in their collection of books: http://guampedia.com/gift-shop/products/category/books/. Check out their website and learn all you want to know about Guam and the Chamorro people.

Natural Destiny was also featured on the Chamorro Roots Geneology Project on their website: http://www.chamorroroots.com/v3/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112%3Anatural-destiny-book-commentary&catid=34%3Ahistory&Itemid=1 . Check out their website to help you find your Chamorro roots.

Natural Destiny, was selected as a semifinalist in the 2011 William Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Contest (http://www.wordsandmusic.org/2011%20Competition%20Lists.html). Thank you all for your good wishes, prayers and positive thoughts. But, don’t stop now. Keep them coming. This is not the end of the process. It is only the beginning! I know there is a plan and I trust the plan will work for the best of all. I feel really great about placing. The competition was tough and so are the judges – I remember that from meeting several of them last year in New Orleans. This group is very select and I truly feel honored to have been one of the semifinalists. There’s more to come – I can feel it with every cell in my body! Stay tuned!

3 Responses to Natural Destiny

  1. Regina Veneziano says:

    I attended Sherry’s Diversity Lunch and Learn presentation highlighting “Natural Destiny” at Boeing South Carolina and was amazed to hear about her mother’s story growing up in Guam during World War II. I was lucky enough to win a copy of the book and read it within a week. The story is very emotional and eye opening. Throughout my education in school, we never learned about the concentration camps in Guam, and the horrible events that had occurred there during the war. Bernie’s story is sad and tragic, but at the same time, you find that the human spirit has so much resilience. We have a choice in the way we handle and perceive things that life throws at us. This is one of the many wonderful lessons the book teaches the reader. Great job, Sherry! A terrific book!

  2. Tamara says:

    Dear Sherry,
    I had the privilege of hearing you speak at Sweetwater Middle School, while I was teacher there, in 2013. Thank you so much for sharing your mother’s story with us. I wish I had the words to tell you how moved I was. You are an amazing speaker and storyteller, and I was so impressed with how you connected with the kids. I will definitely continue to send good wishes, prayers, and positive thoughts your way!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. I enjoyed my visit at Sweetwater Middle School so much. The teachers, the students, the faculty – everyone – were so kind to me. I received so much love and joy in that short day. Thank you for taking time to write this and to send me good wishes, prayers and positive thoughts. I will return the same to you.

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