Janie Blake Celebrates the Legacy of the ‘Railroad Man’ in her life

New Book Gleans Wisdom and Family Values from the Experiences of the Waters Family

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San Carlos, Calif. (PRWEB) February 19, 2014

Understanding the past is necessary if one wants to grow in the present and build a better future. There are many ways to know about the past, Janie Blake did it by creating a genealogy of the Waters family, particularly highlighting the journey of her father. “The Railroad Man in My Life” traces the life of Blake’s father, underscoring the importance of family relationships and values.

Blake initially wrote the book to commemorate the life and legacy of her father, the “railroad man” of the title. This memoir, however, has become more than a heirloom for Blake’s family. It is a glimpse into historical events that converged with her father’s life and later shaped his family and it also a chronicle of the author’s quest for personal identity.

“People want to know where they come from and sometimes it is an impossible journey. You can find out who you are as a person by putting together the pieces you can find,” Blake shares.

With wisdom and honesty, the author talks about her family’s struggles and hardships, but more importantly she shares how her father, with faith and perseverance, triumphed over them. Throughout the account, there are lessons to be learned, inspiration to be found and lives to be celebrated. Insightful and beautifully told, “The Railroad Man in My Life” is more than a daughter’s tribute to her father; it is a universal story of family ties, the power of faith and the indomitable human spirit.

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About the Author
Janie Blake grew up in the southern town of Rose Hill, N.C., and worked as a schoolteacher. She currently lives with her husband and two sons.

The Railroad Man in My Life * by Janie Blake
Publication Date: February 7, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4836-5073-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 106 pages; 978-1-4836-5074-6
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4836-5075-3

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