Can a cup of coffee with a colleague at Starbucks become the inspirational moment to decide to write a book? Yes! It happened to me. A year ago, Nov. 10, 2010, I met with Ric Mandes, retired Director of Institional Development at Georgia Southern University to talk about my future. He knew of my background and the assault I had lived through in 1990. At the end of our meeting at Starbucks, he said simply, “Jenny Lynn, I always thought you had a greater story to tell.”
With that kernel of truth and the Holy Spirit prompting me to share my story, I am now the author of Room 939 and Ric is the editor. We celebrated with our favorite baristas and showed them the prototype of the book yesterday. It’s less than a week from the launch and I am thankful the idea for the book perculated that cold morning last November.