Daily Post Prompt: Underdog

So this prompt I can write about: Underdog.

My coauthor (Janice Hall Heck) and I have written a book entitled Triumph Over Terror, a book about my experiences as a volunteer chaplain at Ground Zero after September 11. It was a hard book to write because of the painful memories of suffering that flooded back into my mind. But, to once and for all, clear my head of these memories, I enlisted the help of my writers critique group friend, Janice Hall Heck.

It took us a year, but now Triumph Over Terror has been published and available on
Amazon for just over a year where we have 51 5-star reviews.

Now we are in a Readers Choice competition, and we are an UNDERDOG, trailing a book about a special needs DOG by about 450 points. I don’t know how the author amassed so many votes. We have been working hard to get our 140 votes. (Although we did join this contest a month after it started.)

We started at the dead last position 54 in the Memoir category (6/16) about ten days ago. But thanks to our readers, friends, family, we have moved up to 5th place.  Still an underdog, but moving up. Unfortunately, after our initial run-up, our numbers have stalled.  We have been in 5th place for about a week.

We are behind four other books:  A Spot in My Heart  (special needs dog), 508 votes; Great Peacemakers, 161 votes; The Kitty who Rescued Me after I Rescued Him, 201; Literally Unbelievable Stories of Oakland Classroom, 278; and Great Peacemakers, 161.

I am sure these are touching books. In fact, I may read several of them myself. Our book is dedicated to all those who lost their lives at Ground Zero and to the heroes who working in the rescue and recovery and clean-up operations in the aftermath.

Can you help us move up a place or two in this contest? The deadline is December 10. There is no reward, just the privilege to past a gold or silver sticker on the front of the book. But, of course, there will be some book promotion, too.

You can vote here: buff.ly/2zYMgjJ   Category 6/16 #Memoir  Thank you.

Click on right side of black bar (1/16) til you reach 6/16. Then scroll down til you see Triumph Over Terror and click on our names. A whirling circle will tell you that your vote has been counted.

Please vote now.  buff.ly/2zYMgjJ Category 6 #Memoir Triumph Over Terror. Help us become the Top Dog.

Thanks again. God bless all of you. Bob Ossler Chaplain Janice Hall Heck.

About Janice Hall Heck

Janice Heck, coauthor of Triumph Over Terror with Bob Ossler, is a retired educator (special education, early childhood administration). After retiring, she kept her hand in education by teaching English, writing, and computer applications (part-time)in a residential adolescent drug/alcohol rehab program. In her free time, she writes for, edits, and publishes a community newsletter; sings in the Margate Community Church choir; and collects old grammar books just for the heck of it. She loves travel, photography, cats, writing, blogging, blogging challenges, and life-long learning. She is a wife, mother, and Grannie to thirteen grandchildren. She is committed to Relay for Life (cancer), the annual City-to-Shore MS Bike-a-Thon, and the American Heart Association. Welcome to her blog. Connect with her @janiceheck on Twitter, Janice Hall Heck on Facebook, and website www.TriumphOverTerror.com.
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