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Something About Me and My Book:
Lorilyn Roberts graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in 1993 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities/Social Sciences. She won an award for "Outstanding Senior Project" upon graduation for her coursework that was done on-site at the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem. Lorilyn is currently working on her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Perelandra College.

As a Certified Court Reporter, Lorilyn has made contributions to the journal published by the National Court Reporters Association. She has spent the last ten years providing real-time broadcast captioning for television. She blogs on several websites including searchwarp.com and faithwriters.com.

Lorilyn Roberts' first book, The Donkey and the King, had a second printing last year, and is a beautifully illustrated children's book published by Virtualbookworm.com.

In her latest book, Children of Dreams, the many pearls of suffering Lorilyn has experienced enable her to share deeply from the heart. Her inspirational writing shows how God is able to "restore the years the locusts have eaten."

Lorilyn's first novel, Written in the Sand, is due to be published in 2011. Lorilyn also co-leads the Word Weavers Critique Group in Gainesville, Florida.

When not writing, taking graduate classes, or closed captioning for television/web, Lorilyn homeschools her younger daughter, Joy, who is in sixth grade.
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http://lorilynroberts.com



Description of Lorilyn's latest book, Children of Dreams:

Did someone or something take away your dreams? Do you feel like giving up? Are you without hope that things will ever be different? Children of Dreams will inspire you to believe in miracles. After reading this true account of how God "restored the years the locusts had eaten," you will know God brings redemption out of loss, hope out of despair, and joy out of sorrow. Mourning is replaced with gladness as God's love shines forth in this inspirational journey -- around the world and within the heart. Be inspired!

Review of Children of Dreams by Deb Porter, Faithwriters.com
Praise and Reviews: Lorilyn Roberts seemed to have it all--an interesting life, travel adventures, a great marriage, and hopes for future children to create the perfect, happy family. Almost overnight, those hopes were destroyed when her husband left her for another woman.

At the time of her divorce, Lorilyn's husband told the judge that he had taken away her dreams, and it certainly did seem that way, particularly with the added bitter blow of her husband's new partner falling pregnant. Lori's hopes of having a "forever family" seemed remote. Instead, she found herself living the truth of Proverbs 13:12a, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick."

For eight years following her divorce, nothing filled the longing she had for children. Then in April, 1994, everything changed when Lorilyn arrived in Nepal for the final, often extremely frustrating, process of adopting her first daughter, Manisha Hope.

Although the support of Nepalese Pastor Ankit was a great blessing in organizing the adoption, the author is very honest about her fears and doubts during the time spent waiting at The Bleu hotel in Kathmandu. Both bureaucratic and local requirements made the adoption process seem painfully slow. For Lorilyn, it was often a battle to keep believing her dream was also God's plan for her life.

"God knew my heart-felt desire was to become a mother. As God longed to have a relationship with me, I wanted a little girl that I could hug, hold, kiss, teach, and spoil. God had promised to wipe away my tears when I met Him in Heaven, but I wanted Him to wipe away my tears now. It was a longing that consumed me, that spoke to my heart with every little girl I saw on the street, in the mall, or in a restaurant.

"Did God care about my dreams? Could I trust God, half a world away, that He would not abandon me? If I left Nepal without the little girl that danced in my dreams and filled me with hope, would I still love God?"

It is this soul-searching honesty throughout Children of Dreams that connects so wonderfully with the reader--all the author's pain, heartache, longing, frustration and joy. We smile with her, cry with her, and eventually, rejoice with her when she first brings Manisha home in 1994, and then finally, six years later, after even more delays and problems, when little Joy from Vietnam is added to their "forever family."

From the moment Lorilyn was blessed with the gift of her first daughter, Manisha Hope, her life changed from being an embodiment of Proverbs 13a, and instead, became the truth of Proverbs 13b: Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true at last, there is life and joy.

Children of Dreams is an engrossing book that captures the reader's attention right from the start and holds it through to the uplifting conclusion. It is impossible to read this book without caring for this little family. A small photo gallery at the end is an added bonus, allowing a glimpse of Manisha and Joy as they were when first adopted, and as they are now, two beautiful young ladies who are their mother's delight (and a credit to her).

As Lorilyn concludes her story, she gives praise to the One who made it all possible:

"I wouldn't trade my children for anything in the world …. As God's precious gifts, I am amazed …. how God did what was humanly impossible--without an awesome God, I wouldn't have either of my daughters!"

While writing Children of Dreams, Lorilyn asked her 17-year-old daughter what it meant to her to be adopted? Manisha's answer summed up everything about this story: "It means I didn't grow in my mommy's stomach but in her heart."

For anyone considering adopting a child from a third-world nation, this book should be required reading. It is a very honest account of the difficulties involved in the process. However, it is also an inspiring testimony to the One who is the restorer of dreams and healer of broken hearts.

To read more about Lorilyn Roberts, visit her website at http://lorilynroberts.com.

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At 2:59pm on August 18, 2012, donna eden vinke gave Lorilyn Roberts a gift
At 11:03am on May 18, 2011, Author Collective said…
The 2011 Nashville International Book Festival takes
place June 3rd through 5th at RiverGate Mall in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
Throughout the mall will be local television, government and sports
personalities reading for 30 minutes to a group of children or students.
Authors will also sell and sign their books and novels and there will be several
no cost literary workshops, classes and panel discussions open to the general
public. For more information or if you want to participate please go to www.NashvilleInternationalBookFestival.info
or you can call us at 313.862.5000. Thanks and we hope to see and hear you at
the "Celebrity Read Out".
At 2:01pm on April 25, 2011, Shawn Lamb said…
I did watch the video, earlier today when you Tweeted about it. I agree with what you're doing in principle. In fact, I already help some authors by hosting blog post to highlight their books, retweet at times and advertise on my social forums.
At 5:44pm on April 2, 2011, Gary Val Tenuta said…

Hi Lorilyn -

Thanks for the friend invite. :-)

Yes, there are several examples of my book cover designs on my site:

www.bookcoversandvideos.webs.com

 

At 9:50am on January 20, 2011, Gene Cartwright said…
Done.
At 5:23pm on January 19, 2011, Gene Cartwright said…
I hope this year will be great for you.
At 8:34am on September 17, 2010, Jo-Anne Vandermeulen said…
Good morning, Lorilyn;
Thank you for ordering "Premium Promotional Tips for Writers", and so so glad you're finding the content valuable. If you know of others who'd benefit, please spread the word...thank you so much in advance...:).
Now, for your question...you can not ping a FB page, but you can social bookmark your page on your blog.
If you have any further questions, I'm here for you.
Have a wonderful wkend!
>Hugsbr /> Jo

”Premium Promotional Tips for Writers”
Author, Founder & Marketer of Premium Promotional Services,
Jo-Anne Vandermeulen
http://vandermeulen.laurusbooks.com
At 9:06am on July 8, 2010, Merle Savage said…
In 1989 Exxon told the cleanup workers the same story, that the crude oil is not toxic. Some of us are living proof of the toxic exposure, and many others have died. Please view the YouTube video, and help get the message to Gulf residents, BP crude oil cleanup workers, and President Obama. Respirators need to be supplied to oil cleanup crews.
Thank you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M1J7U2GYA0
At 6:09pm on July 2, 2010, Paula Phillips said…
Hi Lorilyn,
Was wondering how you are coming along with your idea as haven't heard from you since April
Paula
At 5:25pm on May 15, 2010, Rulan Capper-Starr said…
Hi Lorilyn. Thanks for the friend request. It's nice to meet you.
 
 
 

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