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‘Scattered Hearts’ author holds booksigning

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Diane Alserda will sign copies of her book, "Scattered Hearts."
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Diane Alserda has always known she would write a book. Her mother told her as a toddler that she was the easiest of all four of her children.

“She could take me anywhere, hand me three or four items from her purse, and watch me as I entertained myself for hours,” Alserda said. “I have memories of these moments.

“One memory that stands out was when she handed me a key-chain, a pen and a lipstick cap. I was upset that she wouldn’t hand her 4 year old the entire lipstick container. Another memory is when I wrote a story about a princess.”



Donald Trump has been quoted as saying that you should find your passion. Alserda spent an entire evening wondering what her passion was. Trump added that your passion is probably something you do every day and don’t even think twice about it.

“Well, I read and I write. I love writing, and have numerous children’s stories that I have collected through the years,” Alserda thought.



As she continued to let her mind wander, Alserda thought back to a quote from a girlfriend, “You need to write a book about your life. It’ll be a great seller and no one will believe all that has happened to you.”

“As I put these thoughts together, ‘Scattered Hearts’ began to emerge. I am an airline retiree; therefore, I had the time to devote to this project, and three years later my dream came true,” Alserda said.

“‘Scattered Hearts’ is a powerful novel on endurance. When we are faced with life’s most painful experiences, this book can help to know you can get through anything. The book is packed with compassionate guidance and consolation that all of us need at some time in our lives,” Alserda said.

The story was inspired by true events. Read and learn from this wisdom and know that you are not alone.


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