Four planes. Three thousand victims. Two towers. One morning. September 11th 2001: the day that changed America forever.
Imagine waking up and getting ready for yet another day of work. You put on your best outfit, grab a cup of coffee and swing by the local bakery for a last minute breakfast. When you finally arrive at work, you settle into your desk and prepare for the day ahead. Then, barely an hour into your shift, the unthinkable happens: your office goes up in flames.
This was reality for the people who died on that fateful Tuesday morning. Some were in the towers, others in the Pentagon and the rest thirty thousand feet in the sky and digging through the smoldering rubble below. America watched in horror as the world was engulfed in flames. Our country crumbled to the ground. But from the ashes rose a new nation, one united in grief, despair and a longing for justice.
"In the Blink of an Eye: September 11th Stories" immortalizes that day in vivid detail. The short story "And Then He Smiled," tell the heart wrenching tale of a mother's grief over losing her child with a supernatural twist and the poem "One Dark September Morning," champions hope even in the darkest of times. Filled with moments of joy and despair, of faith and disbelief, of life and death, Brittany Tenpenny's "In the Blink of an Eye: September 11th Stories," is a literary anthology destined to touch the heart and inspire the soul.
For the first month of the book's release (Sept 1-Sept 30), all proceeds will be donated to the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City.