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Astrologer Writes Foreword For Capricorn Author's Book 'Elephants In The Room'
Anne Nordhaus-Bike, an award-winning artist, astrologer, and journalist, has written the foreword for the latest book by author Charlene Wexler, 'Elephants In The Room.'
Elephants In The Room, a collection of short fiction and essays examining life, love, and the tragedy and comedy of the human condition, has been published by Amazon Digital Services (Kindle edition) and CreateSpace (print edition).
"It's an unusual foreword because I wrote it through the lens of astrology," Nordhaus-Bike said. "Charlene Wexler is a friend, a colleague, and a Capricorn, and that Capricorn energy comes through in Elephants In The Room."
Nordhaus-Bike added, "One of my greatest pleasures in reading Char's writing is seeing her astrology shine through in all she creates. Being a Capricorn gives her a strong sense of duty, responsibility, and leadership. She brings Capricorn's trademark wit, practicality, and earthiness to life's challenges."
At this stage of Wexler's life, "she has lived, felt, and loved so much-and now she's distilling it all into fiction and essays that capture her essence, along with more than a little guidance on how to live and laugh well. I highly recommend Elephants In The Room."
To find out more about Charlene Wexler's Elephants In The Room and to order the book, go to www.charlenewexler.com to reach the book's Amazon.com page site.
Elephants In The Room
In Elephants In The Room, Wexler's fiction and essays are grouped in five categories.
. Coming of Age features essays and fiction about growing up and reaching some of life's milestones-whether you are ready or not.
. In Family and Friends, you'll meet some of the fun characters in Wexler's life and in her fiction, and inevitably you'll think about similar loved ones in your own world.
. What would life be without our animal pals? Wexler shares some stories about four-footed friends and loved ones in Animal Magnetism.
. The Passing Parade features Wexler's fiction and prose observations on the changes in our fast-paced world.
. Senior Moments contains Wexler's wry, humorous, and even serious observations on the mature years.
After reading Elephants In The Room, you'll see why Wexler's books and short stories have won multiple awards. Her style makes you feel as if you are reading about or talking to dear friends.
Elephants In The Room is a collection of stories that will pluck at your heartstrings and tickle your funnybone.
About Charlene Wexler
Charlene Wexler is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She has worked as a teacher and dental office bookkeeper and as "a wife, mom, and grandmother,"
She is the author of the books Lori, Elephants In The Room, Milk and Oranges, Murder Across the Ocean, and Murder on Skid Row. The latter three books have won several awards.
Her work has appeared in several publications and many websites.
She is on Facebook and Twitter. Her website is www.charlenewexler.com.
"I have always used writing as therapy," Wexler said. "Now I have the time and opportunity to pursue it as a career."
Her advice for other aspiring writers-even grandmothers like herself-is to "follow your dream. You can do it, and it's never too late."
More About Anne Nordhaus-Bike
Anne Nordhaus-Bike is an award-winning artist, astrologer, and journalist. She also has decades of corporate communication experience with clients including many Fortune 500 firms. She founded her own firm, ANB Communications, in 1993. Today, she blends her business savvy and spiritual smarts to provide a holistic, innovative approach in delivering communication and team building solutions for executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. She is a frequent guest on WGN Radio in Chicago and serves on the board of the Gazette Chicago newspaper. She also served on the board for Democratic Leadership For The 21st Century- Chicago (DL21C) as recruitment chair and on the communications committee. The recipient of numerous communication awards throughout her career, she was honored by the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, which added her to its "Wall Of Fame."
Her art and astrology book, Follow the Sun: A Simple Way to Use Astrology for Living in Harmony, offers a timeless, annual guide to using astrology and includes Anne's original watercolors for the zodiac signs. See http://www.youtube.com/
William S. Bike, Central Park Communications