Author Martha Adelle Dunlop Takes Readers to Her Exhilarating Adventures Worldwide

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Senior shares how she achieved what many women in their fifties fail to accomplish

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BBC News recently featured the 105th birthday of Consolata Melis, a resident of Sardinia. For most people this revelation is outstanding, for very few individuals can reach this long of a lifespan. However it is indeed important to not only take into consideration someone’s age, but also the amount of good things performed within one’s lifetime. In line with this, one senior reveals how she was, at the later part of her life, managed to accomplish things that may seem impossible for people her age. In “I Was There…” readers will be amazed on the autobiographical story of author Martha Adelle Dunlop, a brave and free-spirited senior who set forth on a riveting adventure all over the world; Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Ukraine, China and India.

Open to a new life of optimism and opportunities, Dunlop challenged herself after having gone through the end of her forty-two-year marriage. Unwilling to let her fears and resentment take over, she travelled overseas to live life to the fullest and make the most out of her time. Through the avenue of service, she was able to reach out to many individuals, explore various cultures and experience things she never thought possible. All these she shares in her book.

Compelling, this story paints a realistic picture of the unique sights and sounds found in diverse countries, as well as the positive and negative aspects of trying to adapt to different customs, people, and other physical elements. Seen through the eyes of a woman, a senior and a Christian, this selection encourages people from all walks of life to get out of their comfort zones, utilize their own talents and pursue the desires of their hearts.

A story of survival, courage and spiritual transformation, “I Was There…” shares a myriad of eye-opening insights. Inspiring and engaging, this book takes one to a journey from West to East, and a symbolic tour inside a renewed life.

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About the Author
Martha Adelle Dunlop filled in the first fifty-five years of her life by raising four children, earning degrees in biology and BA and MA degrees in English. On the side, she worked as a medical technologist, a literacy leader, an organist, and a pianist. At fifty-five, she became a Peace Corps volunteer, traveling to Sierra Leone and Pakistan. After which she became a teacher in Ukraine, China and India.

I Was There . . .* by Martha Adelle Dunlop
Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 477 pages; 978-1-4797-0489-7
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