Book Tour & Giveaway : Still Breathing

Women’s Fiction
Date Published:  November 17, 2018
Designer: Damonza
Publisher: Acorn Publishing

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Newly widowed and on the threshold of seventy, Lizzie Warton questions the value of her remaining years. Uncharacteristically, she decides for the first time in her life to do what she wants, instead of what everyone expects.

Against the wishes of family and friends, she sets out for Africa to work at a Ugandan middle school. When she lands at night in the Entebbe airport, her hosts are not there to meet her. Near panic, she hires a local taxi. The driver drugs her, steals everything, and dumps her limp body in a slum. Waking in the dark, she feels someone tugging off her shoes.

Without money, a passport, clothes, or medications, Lizzie is forced to start over and find a way to survive.

Soon she learns that nothing in Africa is as it appears. The grind of daily life in the third-world is beyond anything Lizzie imagined. Nevertheless, encouraged by budding friendships in surprising places, and against every sensible instinct she’s ever developed, Lizzie’s own personal search for meaning becomes the grand adventure of a lifetime.

About the Author

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Originally from South Minneapolis, Gene Fournier earned a BA in Philosophy & Literature from St. Louis University followed by a Masters in Film from USC. Gene is a member of the Writers Guild of America West (WGA) and worked as a screenwriter and editor in Hollywood, but sadly, he never got that big break.

Seeking a return to his roots after twelve years in California, he accepted a Director of Media position with a multinational company headquartered in the Midwest. For thirty years he wrote, directed, edited and distributed corporate video programs around the world, managed live presentations, and orchestrated the creative elements for national and international meetings.

Retired now, with his seven children grown, and a dozen grandchildren to distract him, Gene is finally able to write down the stories he’s been carrying in his head all these years.

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  1. Sounds like an intriguing and unique read.

  2. Oh my this sounds like a very exciting book I would love to read. I am 67 now and an adventure like this is something I would think about doing, of course not with these same results.

  3. If this is during the time of the terrible dictator whose name I forgot, then this would be somethings else. It sounds like an interesting story as it is. Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com

    1. Darlene,
      The setting of the book is current day. Idi Amin, the Ugandan dictator, is long dead. I'm sure you wouold love the book. Lizzie, the main character, is 69 when the book opens.

  4. It sounds very intriguing. I would love to read more.

  5. Debby,
    If you go to the book's site on Amazon you can read the first chapter for free and see if you like my writing style. There's also a numbere of reviews that might heop you make up your mind.

    E. A. Fournier

  6. thanks for hosting

  7. The synopsis went from adventurous to tragic to hopeful. The story sounds good.

  8. This is so intriguing, I can't imagine what she must have felt when the story starts out!


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