Anonymous Donor Sends Special Gifts to Children Affected by Oklahoma Tornado
CHANDLER, ARIZ. (May, 2013)— Because of the generosity of a “secret pal” in Sedona, Ariz., the children of Moore, Okla. will begin to rebuild their individual libraries with A Squirrel's Story—A True Tale by Jana Bommersbach, her first children's book.
Bommersbach spoke about her new book on May 22 at the monthly luncheon of the Sedona Welcomers. This was the first group to hear the inside story of how she came to write her book which is based on a true incident her parents witnessed in their backyard in Hankinson, N.D.
One of the women at the luncheon later called Bommersbach’s publisher, Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc., with an offer to send $400 dollars of Jana's books to Oklahoma so children who lost everything in the tornado can have a special gift.
“I was moved to tears when she approached me after lunch while I was autographing books,” Bommersbach said. “The idea that children who watched their school and homes destroyed would start rebuilding their lives with my book about a squirrel family is just overwhelming. What a generous, loving woman.”
Radke said she was so moved by the gesture, she is also offering a 30 percent discount and free shipping to anyone else who wants to send Jana's book to children in need. She also said she would work with library representatives to distribute the books to the children.
"We've felt from the start that this is a special book and this generous donation from a secret pal proves that," Radke said. "In her book, Jana's Mamma Squirrel makes a continuing joke about not speaking the language of a cat or a bird or a person, and we have often said that whether you speak cat, bird or squirrel, Jana's book speaks to the heart. This donation underscores that in a way we could never have imagined.”
To read what folks are saying about A Squirrel's Story—A True Tale, visit www.SquirrelsStory.com. To learn more about Five Star Publications, Inc., which celebrates 27 years on business, and its other award-winning books, visit www.FiveStarPublications.com or contact Linda F. Radke at Linda@FiveStarPublications.com or 480-940-8182.
|Author Jana Bommersbach