Letter from Norma Joy, the True Child of El Salvador

The following is an email message sent to me by Norma Joy Remer, now in her 20s, the true Child of El Salvador.

Hi Penny!
I wanted to let you know that I just finshed the book,
Child of El Salvador. My mom got me a nook for my birthday and put the book on there! The book was AMAZING! There were parts in there that had me bawling my eyes out. I don’t think I ever
realized how much my mom and dad really wanted me. It’s so different reading the story and reading what they had to go through to get me. I have heard some bits and pieces about my coming to NM but reading it was a major eye opener. Thank you so much for writing the book. You told the story so well. Even the trial part with my dad was so good. I never really knew how crazy and
scary it was for Diane and Glen. I am so thankful everything went well.
Once again THANK YOU so much for wrting the book. You are an amazing writer. 🙂


About Penny

Penny Durant is the award-winning author of CHILD OF EL SALVADOR, narrative nonfiction set in the late 1980s in civil war-torn El Salvador and New Mexico. She has also published nine childrens books, and is a frequent workshop provider, novel writing teacher, editor, and critiquer. She has written two adult novels, "true life stories." Two of her pieces have been put to music by composer Michael Mauldin and performed in the region.
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One Response to Letter from Norma Joy, the True Child of El Salvador

  1. Casandra says:

    Great post, really enjoyed it!
    — Casandra


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