Candid Conversations with Connie: Volume 1
Welcome to Candid Conversations with Connie! And these
conversations are going to be very candid. In this book we're only
taking questions from girls! Yep, they can ask whatever they want,
and I will answer from my vast knowledge and experience. (Well . . .
maybe not vast.) If I don't know the answer, I'll ask my friend
Penny. We've been where you are, and we know what it's like.
You're not a little girl anymore, but you're still years off from
adulthood. You still like to play, but you also enjoy having long
conversations with friends. You sometimes want to cuddle on your
mom's lap, and other times you wish she would just leave you alone.
All that's pretty normal, and you'll see that from the questions
Rather than a speaker, Sue prefers to call
herself a cheerleader—and in that role has been sponsored by such groups
as The Susan G. Koman Foundation, The American Cancer Society, and Town
Hall, as well as pharmaceuticals: Glaxo, Amegen, Astra Zeneca,
Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Genetech, and GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly. Sue
speaks regularly to professional groups of men and women as well as to
women's groups for a Ladies Night Out or retreat. She is able to blend
her sense of humor with touching stories and truths so that her audience
not only enjoys a good belly laugh but maybe even sheds a tear or two.
"I'm shallow, but I'm deep for a shallow
person," says Sue Buchanan, who is not nearly so shallow as she likes to
say she is. She has been called the "guru of girl talk" and her message
is rich with stories—gossipy stories—about her crazy friends who helped
her survive cancer and other overwhelming interferences. Hers is a
message of hope, and survival, and of God's faithfulness, even when she
feels her prayers aren't getting any higher than the ceiling fan.
Publishers Weekly called Sue's book I'm
Alive and the Doctor's Dead "hilarious." Other books include Duh-votions!
a book of poignant—yet witty—devotional readings, Girls Gotta Have
Fun, and A Party Begins in the Heart. Friends Through
Thick and Thin (which she wrote with Gloria Gaither, Peggy Benson
and Joy MacKenzie) has sold well over a hundred thousand copies.
Confessions of Four Friends Through Thick and Thin, is also
co-authored by the four friends.
Sue has co-authored seven best-selling
children's books including, I
Love You This Much (with
Lynn Hodges) and Mud Pie
Annie, a run-away best
seller (with daughter Dana Shafer). Mud
Pie Annie won a silver
award from Excellence in Media scoring among the highest marks as an
outstanding work with moral, ethical and social impact. I
Love You This Much was
chosen for the Children's Choice Award, (sponsored by the International
Reading Association) and was among the finalists for the Gold Medallion
competition of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Six
more children's books are contracted for and in production.
Sue also wrote Duh-Votions ...
words of wisdom for the spiritually challenge, A Party Begins in the
Heart, which features stories from the lives of her famous—and
infamous—friends; and Friends Through Thick & Thin and, and
Sue and her husband, Wayne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.
They have two grown daughters, Dana and Melinda, a delightful son-in-law
Barry, and a pampered fluffy gray cat who insisted his picture be
included on her greeting cards and journal. Five more children's books
are in production.
Candid Conversations with Connie is the first
audio book released by the Adventures in Odyssey team. It is only
available as a download (no CD version). You can also purchase the
audio book version.
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