New Book Helps Strengthen Families Amidst Differences and Distance

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Author Joy Fay Tiner shares a blueprint inspired by her letters to her family members.

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“Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.” These simple yet profound words by Paul Pearshall have touched and transformed countless lives. Author Joy Fay Tiner, in her own uniquely creative way, does her share in strengthening families through her newly published book, titled MOVING PLANS.

On May 22, 2009, Tiner felt compelled to give a written invitation to each member of her household. She felt an urgent need to write from the youngest to the oldest. This event gave birth to a touching picture book with a letter reminiscing happier days and sillier ways. This book evokes feelings of longing and belonging. It is a beautiful invitation to cherish life’s most treasured gifts—the gifts of love and of family.

“I made it customizable so that each family and generation can use it as a blueprint to fit their family needs,” she says. “Each can send a written invitation with their family antics, or memories. Parent and grandparent, can continue to add to their moving plans, as their babies are born. Everyone enjoys hearing their name and some antic about themselves. The little ones are delighted…”

Born out of love and fundamentally life-changing, MOVING PLANS is a book that helps families bond closer and tighter together amidst differences and distance. After all, family is necessary for anyone’s survival. Hence, Tiner adds one last simple reminder: “Most importantly, don’t forget to send the written invitation.”

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MOVING PLANS * by Joy Fay Tiner
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-2057-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-2058-3
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-2059-0

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