After suffering a serious stroke and a life-threatening bout of pneumonia, author Carol Behrman discovered the healing powers of writing and the Jersey Shore.
Friday, August 12, 2011
This is the second part of Seabrook Village author and resident Carol Behrman's account of her journey to writing and eventually, the Underground Railroad in her new book, Freedom Passage. Getting published can be difficult and frustrating, but I was lucky enough to achieve recognition as an author early on and to enjoy more than three decades of success writing fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. In 2004, I had just completed two new book manuscripts and sent them to the publisher. Then in one horrible, unforgettable moment, everything changed. I suffered a serious stroke. It kept me bedridden for a long time and was followed several years later by a near-fatal attack of pneumonia. It was a terrible time and I could…
Author Carol Behrman, who is a resident of Tinton Falls' Seabrook Village, shares how her love of writing has evolved over the decades.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
It is painful for anyone to lose part of who he is. That is what had happened to me before I moved into Seabrook Village retirement community in Tinton Falls three years ago. Like any mature adult, I had acquired many facets to my being through the years—daughter, student, wife, parent, teacher, traveler, and on and on. But there is one important part of my identity that had remained constant—I was always a writer. In 2008, I believed that part of me was gone—like an amputated arm or leg. As things turned out, however, my life as a writer had not disappeared—it was only metamorphosing into something more brilliant and meaningful than ever before. The result is my newly-published historical novel, Freedom Passage. For many years …