Once Upon a Baby: A Tale of Adoption by Shari Guess
A heartwarming tale of LDS Adoption. Follow a child’s journey from the Pre-existence to his family’s home on Earth. The divine guidance of the Savior, along with the love and prayers of both birth and adoptive parents are gently and lovingly portrayed in this tender story of the ultimate “Happily ever after”.
“Shari Guess has written a “must read” for every LDS family. She made a relevant issue for our time seem simple, yet to the heart.”
~Brenton G. Yorgason, PhD
“I cried grateful tears to finally find a book for our children that explains their unique place within our family in a spiritual way.”
~Nancy Reynolds, CA
Author Shari Guess
SHARI GUESS is a proud, first-time children’s book author and lives in rural North Texas where she is “Mom” to her beloved 9-year-old adopted son, Garrett. Happily married to her husband Walter for going on 13 years they share their cabin-in-the-woods with a small herd of Great Danes and farm animals. Shari is currently a part-time real estate agent and property manager and prior to marriage worked for over a decade in the music business, spanning from Los Angeles to Nashville. She wore many hats as a journalist and publicist representing multiple recording artists, magazines and music publishing companies, along with being a part-time performing artist and songwriter. Her hobbies include choral, Americana and rock music, martial arts, photography, travel and anything in the mountains.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Dr. Phil, Oprah, Dr. John Gonino (Dallas), President Thomas S. Monson (LDS Church) and my husband, Walter
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My husband, Internet connectivity and an iPad.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Carmel Pecan Praline
If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
A large bowl of mixed berries, a handful of raw cashews, chicken and maple sausage and scrambled eggs with shredded cheese.
Night owl, or early bird?
Such a night owl! I have a hard time waking up before 10am or going to bed before 1am.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
I loved the “Oz” series, based on the movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’.
If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
I would love to live as royalty in the medieval times. It was such a romantic era! I have a thing for knights in shining armor and fine horses too!
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
What is your favorite Quote?
“I’ve heard it said that the Lord calms the storm, and sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child” – John H. Groberg
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
“Living out Loud”
If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?
It’s a toss-up between Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts. I feel like we may have similar personalities and I have such respect for their skills. I know they would get it right!
Hmmmmm……cheese and chocolate!
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
The final installment of the Twilight Saga-like everyone else! LOL
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
I would pay off my house and then take a BIG trip around the world!
What’s your favorite season/weather? I would have to pick fall!
The temperatures are perfect and the leaves are breathtaking. I love everything Fall brings!
As a genre it would probably have to be acoustic/folk-based Americana.
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Favorite quote from a movie?
“This is not the end. This is not the beginning of the end. This is the end of the beginning.” – Millenium
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
That I sang, wrote and performed heavy metal music in the 80’s. Rock on everyone!
Copy of Once Upon a Baby
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