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Author Interview Shelby Wagner

Learning to Dance in the Rain II shares your personal story of loss and grief and provides insightful advice on recovery and dating. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I felt like it was my mission to share my story so others could learn from my advice and experiences and avoid my mistakes.

What is one piece of advice you received that has helped you the most throughout your life?

To not waste time thinking about what you should have done differently that might have prolonged your partner’s life.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

I had several objectives for writing this book. 1) to share vital information so others can recognize when they are being “tricked” by criminals who paint a beautiful romantic future, only to steal their victims’ money. 2) to help widows and widowers have a “healthy” grieving journey, that it is okay to cry and to feel bad about their loss, and that it is also okay at some point to move forward and to build a happy, new life with a new partner if that is what they want to do. 3) to give some relationship tips to help others communicate better.

What do you hope is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

That they can now make better decisions in their relationships so they can have a fulfilling next chapter.

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“Learning to Dance in the Rain II,” by Shelby Wagner, is a compelling and inspirational story of loss and grief which encourages healing and activity as the means to progress beyond the grief and return to a life of balance and well-being. The author’s seventy-eight years of life experiences are carefully woven into informative discussions about multiple topics of interest including quality decision-making, self-awareness, and lifestyle comparisons so that readers can determine what they want to be “when they grow up.”
Should they decide to date again, Wagner offers the pros and cons of senior dating and internet dating while exposing the techniques of deceitful romance scammers. Wagner knows! She has learned the hard way and shares her knowledge to help raise awareness and educate others so they can protect themselves physically, emotionally and financially. Learn from a master! The life (or inheritance) you save may be your own!

Learning to Dance in the Rain II

Learning to Dance in the Rain Ii: Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams! by [Shelby Wagner]

Learning to Dance in the Rain II: Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams! tells the author’s personal story about her own life experiences, but it is also intended to be a self-help guide to assist others who are going through a similar experience avoid the mistakes that the author encountered. The book explores several different issues following the loss of a spouse, including grieving your loss, deciding whether to remain single or beginning to date again, with a focus on internet dating and how to avoid romance scams online.

The author offers some good tips to help readers who have suffered a loss find ways to cope and work through the grieving process. Although this book is geared toward older women who have lost their husband, many of the suggestions in the first part of the book can be helpful to readers of any age or gender who have lost a loved one. Several of the exercises in the book can be applied to anyone who needs guidance in finding themselves and their worth, and many of the strategies for dealing with rejection can be used not just in an individual’s personal life but in other aspects of their life, as well. I liked how the author was willing to open up and share the details of her own mistakes in order to help others avoid making the same mistakes that she did. And I liked the inclusion of the exercises, which help readers to apply the principles in the book to their own life and situation.

The author cites many expert sources throughout the book, but I would have appreciated it if the numbered footnote information appeared on the bottom of the appropriate page. With an abundance of exclamation points in the beginning of the book and some repetition throughout, though sometimes distracting, it shows the authors passion and brings attention to important points that need to be emphasized.

Learning to Dance in the Rain II, by Shelby Wagner, shares a fascinating life story that will inspire readers to continue through grief and loss. The thought-provoking lessons shared throughout Shelby Wagner’s uplifting story will motivate readers to come to terms with their loss, recover, and create a new life for themselves. This is a refreshing memoir that provides some critical coping and life skills that will stay with you long after you put the book down.

Pages: 200 | ASIN: B08S3CGMD6

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