In The Lottery Winner, a man who is set in his ways and well prepared for his upcoming retirement, experiences an unexpected change in life when he wins a huge lottery. Rather than basking in enjoyment of the windfall, he turns inward and doesn’t tell a soul, not even his wife. During the six months he has to redeem the ticket, a series of events challenge him to reconsider the deeper purposes of his life and the source of true riches.
About the Author and Publisher
Born in Louisville, Kentucky to Gerald (Jerry) and Janice Sands, John grew up in small towns of Indiana and suburbs of Chicago. John married Marcie Chism in 1984. They have three children and one grandchild. John dabbles in writing based upon a lengthy thought process even before writing the first letter. He considered writing The Lottery Winner for two years before he started. Then it took about four years to finish. During that writing time he continued working at RR Donnelley, printing books by thousands of other authors and enjoying time with family and friends.
Moon Willow Press is a small publisher in Port Moody, British Columbia, working to give back to the environment in order to offset materials used in publishing. Publisher Mary Woodbury has signed the Book Treatise on Environmentally Responsible Publishing and is a member of Green Press Initiative. MWP prints only on post-consumer and FSC-certified fiber and donates a portion of her profits to Eco-Libris: Plant a tree for every book you read. Eco-Libris works with tree-planting partners in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Panama, and Malawi.
Publication date: October 9, 2011
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Moon Willow Press is a new, small, independent publisher helping to sustain arboreal ecosystems while celebrating the written word. MWP publishes novels, poetry chapbooks, and non-fiction titles that explore science, nature, and culture.