In New Book Author Presents to Readers the Lessons of her Life

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Christine Callahan’s “A Beautiful Story” offers a lifetime’s wealth of experience

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The new autobiography “A Beautiful Story” (published by iUniverse) presents author Christine Callahan’s life to readers. It chronicles the three poignant stages of Callahan’s life: her time in a nunnery, her marriage to her husband, Dan, and her life as a widow after Dan’s death.

An excerpt from “A Beautiful Story”:

“In our new school, gum chewing was not tolerated. Like most teenagers, however, we were always chewing in hopes of not being caught. The penalty was to scrape fifty pieces of gum that had been chewed and deposited in the halls, on the stairs or wherever we could find the gum that had been carelessly disposed of if we were caught. In order to shorten our scraping time, we would collect trampled gum and store the surplus in a box in our lockers. We all knew where to find this surplus if needed for the fifty pieces. One day when our supply was depleted, some of us had to scrape and scrape. We were on the stairs laughing and talking when the President of an upper class appeared. He was a model student, an upperclassman and ambitious to succeed. He looked at us and then he looked at me. I felt like a melting snowball and vowed that I would kick the habit, but not right now. This was the first time that I ever saw Dan. I was in seventh grade and he was a senior. I didn’t know then that his thoughts were ‘that’s for me’ as he looked at me.”

“My book is a true story,” Callahan writes, “about my life. I wrote it to show other widowers that life goes on if we pray and accept life.” She believes that readers will be both intrigued and entertained, and that by studying the pattern of her life readers will find that a higher force guided her. Callahan knows that her life was built on love and trust, and hopes that readers will discover, through her example, the wisdom to do the same.

About the Author
Christine Callahan did not pursue her parent’s whishes to follow her sisters to their college. She was more interested in a glamorous life and perhaps being a secretary to a famous person. That was not to be. She lives in Florida in a beautiful retirement home.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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