Gary’s Gray World – Guest Post Inspiration – Children’s Author Ryan J. Cunningham

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My inspiration for writing “Gary’s Gray World” came from watching my nephew, Dan grow up without his biological father being there for him. Dan is now thirteen years old, but he has no contact with his real dad. When Dan was born his father wasn’t in the picture very much. My sister raised him by herself except with the help of our parents and myself.

            Dan’s father always worked a lot of hours at his job and would work overtime as much as he could to support his family this way. However, because he was spending so much time at work he wasn’t giving his son the love and attention Dan needed from him. I could see and hear the disappointment in him whenever he asked where his father was. It was sad to hear him asking us why his dad wasn’t able to play with him or just spend some more time with him. He was sad and hurt so he would spend a lot of time alone in his bedroom playing by himself.

            As his uncle I tried to be there for him as much as I could. I would take him to the park, the movies, and play games with him a few hours during the week. We would have so much fun together. Not only was he smiling more and enjoying the time we shared, but he was becoming more sociable too.

            As parents having a good job and working hard to support one’s family is very important. However when a parent cares more about the job and spends all of their time working instead of taking the time out for the children, the children become sad and lonely. A child needs both of their parents’ love and affection as well as their time and attention so they can learn and grow in a loving relationship.

 

 

ImageAbout Gary’s Gray World

 When Gary’s father is too busy to play, a scary moment at the baseball field brings his dad rushing to the park to rescue him. But instead the two discover that making time for each other is the most important thing in a father and son relationship.

 Born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1972, Ryan J. Cunningham discovered his passion for writing poetry and children’s stories at an early age. Throughout his high school and college years, he took writing courses to enhance his writing abilities. Ryan became a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.) He published two inspirational books of poems titled “Angels Near and Far” and “Hearts, Hopes, and Halos.” His poetry and stories have been published in anthologies and magazines. Ryan presently resides in Coos Bay, Oregon where he spends his time hiking the trails, spending quality time with family, and working on his personal web site, (http://imagination-inspiration.webs.com) to share his poems and stories with the world.

 Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/rinopoet72

 Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/ryan.cunningham.3760

 Purchase paperback copy at http://www.amazon.com/Garys-Gray-World-Ryan-Cunningham/dp/1463670168

 Purchase Kindle copy at http://www.amazon.com/Garys-Gray-World-ebook/dp/B005BYJLMS/

 

Excerpt:

 “What are your plans for today, Son?” asked Dad, putting on his coat and hat.

 “Today’s the annual father and son baseball game.” Gary brightened. “Don’t you remember?”

 His father abruptly stopped in his tracks and turned to look at Gary with an apologetic expression on his face.

 “I’m sorry, I can’t be there. I’ve got too much work to do at the office. I’ll make it up to you, I promise.”

 “Sure. That’ll be fine,” said Gary, trying not to sound too disappointed.

 

 About Ryan J. Cunningham

 Born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1972, Ryan J. Cunningham discovered his passion for writing poetry and children’s stories at an early age. Throughout his high school and college years, he took writing courses to enhance his writing abilities. Ryan became a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.) He published two inspirational books of poems titled “Angels Near and Far” and “Hearts, Hopes, and Halos.” His poetry and stories have been published in anthologies and magazines. Ryan presently resides in Coos Bay, Oregon where he spends his time hiking the trails, spending quality time with family, and working on his personal web site, (http://imagination-inspiration.webs.com) to share his poems and stories with the world.

 Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/rinopoet72

 Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/ryan.cunningham.3760

 Purchase paperback copy at http://www.amazon.com/Garys-Gray-World-Ryan-Cunningham/dp/1463670168

 Purchase Kindle copy at http://www.amazon.com/Garys-Gray-World-ebook/dp/B005BYJLMS/

 

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  1. Thank you very much for being part of my book tour. This post of my children’s book, Gary’s Gray World looks wonderful.

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