“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”–Nelson Mandela   Thanks to all who have purchased “When Dreams Touch”! YOU have made a dream come true for a young Haitian woman in Fondwa, Haiti!!! Royalties from my 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter sales have been used to establish The University of Fondwa, Hanrahan Dreams for Hope Scholarship. In October 2014, this scholarship was awarded to Tania Lemai  a young woman from Fondwa, Haiti who is now studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Fondwa (UNIF). Tania has worked as a veterinary rural extension agent for the past four years and is a small group member of the Association of Peasants of Fondwa. When she completes her education, Tania plans to support...

Thanks to all my DEAR Friends from the Beach Book Club for a warm reception at the first book club discussion for “When Dreams Touch”!!

The Dedication of When Dreams Touch

The Dedication of When Dreams Touch

  Dedication to Sister Marie Carmelle Voltaire, CSSAF (9/21/62-3/10/12)   I’d like to share with you a little about the dedication of When Dreams Touch. I have been blessed to have many people in my life who have inspired and challenged me–my parents, my children and my friends. But I’ve also been fortunate to work with many wonderful individuals from Haiti, the US and all over the world whose lives and passion have met in service to the people of Haiti. Because I believe this story belongs to Haiti, especially the women of Haiti, I chose a special dedication to one individual- Sister Marie Carmelle Voltaire. Sister Carmelle, pictured above, who passed away while I was in the middle of editing When Dreams Touch, was the nurse who started and ran...