Release Party-Legacies and a Giveaway!!

September 24, 2014

Inevitably, in the process of talking about Death, the conversation always ends up talking about depressing things like death, funerals and all sorts of other related things. But what about your legacy? That isn’t talked about as much and it might be the most important thing of all. (Plus, it isn’t as depressing.) What do you want to leave behind after you are gone?

For me personally, there are so many things that I want to leave behind. Thankfully, being a published author helps in some regard. Once you hold your first book in your hands, you know that you are leaving something behind. In a way, I will live on through the people that read my books. A little creepy, but it is true.

Outside of that, I suppose I wish for the normal things that make up a person’s legacy. A family of my own with children that I can teach and pass things on to. I believe it is so important to pass on the little things that make you special. What kind of clothes did you like? What about hobbies? What is your opinion about stupid jokes? Those little things are what make you special in a world of humans.

Now I admit I have given a standard answer here, but that doesn’t mean I am going to let all of you cop out like that. What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? Leave your answer in the comments below and the best answer will win a free e-copy of “Death Gets a Boyfriend”. Remember, creativity counts! And because the novella is a comedy, your answers can be funy as long as they are truthful. You have until 7 PM EST to answer! Good luck!!

 

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8 Responses to “Release Party-Legacies and a Giveaway!!”

  1. Juliana says:

    I studied art history & history in college and I want to pass on my love of art to my future children. I also hope to one day teach arthistory/history and I want to share that passion I have for the arts and for the past with others. If a student of mine were to fall in love with art because of me, that would be a wonderful legacy…

  2. SophieBonaste says:

    That is an awesome legacy, Juliana. I understand the need to share the arts. Good luck in the giveaway!

  3. Antonia says:

    Family is incredibly important to me, so I guess I would like my legacy to be raising my future children to be good people with a love of family as well and a passion for books as well. My mom passed on a love of reading to me and I’d like to share that with my children some day as well. My grandfather passed away last year and I made a collage of photos from his life for his wake. It had me thinking a lot about family and legacies then. It was really moving to think about the legacy of love of family that my grandfather left behind.

  4. Trix says:

    I definitely agree about the arts and reading, and I’d (cheesy as it sounds) like to brighten the corner where I am, wherever I go. My dad was really good at that, and I didn’t quite grasp how much until he passed away…

  5. SophieBonaste says:

    Thank you Antonia. Family is so important. And photos are a great way to keep the ones we love close. Good luck in the giveaway!

  6. SophieBonaste says:

    Thanks Trix! It can be the little things that make the biggest difference. Good luck in the giveaway!

  7. Susan says:

    For several years I was a professor at a historically black university in New Orleans. For my legacy, I taught all my students not to let society’s expectations stand in the way of doing whatever they wanted in life. I was told the students would not relate to me (a white woman) when it turned out they related to me so well that they called me Auntie Susan(auntie is a term of high respect in African-
    American culture).

  8. SophieBonaste says:

    That is a great legacy, Susan. And such an important lesson. Good luck in the giveaway!

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