Merritt Island, FL (PRWEB) May 28, 2004 -
Â Sarah Mankowski represents the fourth generation born with cataracts in her family. She also inherited a burning desire for self-expression that could not be extinguished despite many obstacles. Now, in Liberation: One WriterÂs Adventures and Misadventures on the Digital Playground, she reveals how computers and the Internet provided mobility, expanding opportunities for expression. In this collection of essays Mankowski shares her enthusiasm for digital publishing and web design, drawn from experiences as writer, mentor, and owner/editor of WordThunder.com.
ÂIÂve always known that itÂs up to me to make the most of the tools at my disposal,Â Mankowski says. ÂEven so, how could I dare to dream that one day I could sit at my desk and converse with the world?Â Recognizing the potential of the Internet, Sarah taught herself web design and programming. She founded WordThunder.com, a resource site for writers publishing and promoting online. In 2003 WriterÂs Digest named the site among the 101 best for writers.
ÂHow privileged I am to live at this moment and in this place at a time when technology is ever expanding the realm of the possible, and in a country where a girl can start with nothing and still summon the tools to design her own destiny. May it always be so. May we always encourage innovation, creativity and hope.Â
Autographed copies of Liberation: One WriterÂs Adventures and Misadventures on the Digital Playground by Sarah Mankowski, $9.95, 156 pages, ISBN: 0974526800 are available from http://wordthunder.com/books/ Librarians, educators and non-profit organizations, please visit the publisherÂs website for information about special discounts.
Download media kit at http://wordthunder.com/books/ The kit includes links to sites designed by Sarah Mankowski.
Look for Sarah at Book Expo America in Chicago, June 4, 5, 6. Please contact in advance to arrange an interview.
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