We're two-thirds finished filming Where's Stephanie? The first one-third is completely edited, can stand alone and is ready to submit to film festivals.
OUR FIRST REEL IS READY FOR VIEWING
Author Lenora Livingston's Shares Adoption Story in Where's Stephanie?
Written by Jo-Ann Wilhelm
under the pen name Lenora Livingston.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Based on real life events, Where’s Stephanie? is the riveting and heart warming adoption story of a grandmother’s hope to be reunited with her granddaughter who was placed for adoption as an infant.
In 1983, when Anna Weber's granddaughter, Stephanie, was placed for adoption, she described her grief as a "death without a funeral." Where’s Stephanie? tells her incredible story of leaving clues in unlikely places, hoping that one day her granddaughter will follow the clues and find her. This inspirational novel is a tale about loss, separation, and the power of redemption.
Realizing others are facing similar situations, Livingston provides readers with a list of adoption groups that can help in search for surrendered family members.
Where’s Stephanie? A Story of Love, Faith, and Courage by Lenora Livingston is available worldwide in the following formats.
2nd Edion Paperbacks ISBN–978-1511737418
Available either directly from the publisher at www.createspace.com/5435980, which is an arm of Amazon or from your favorite book seller.
Kindle - Available through Amazon
Audio Tape - Available through Audible, iTunes, and Amazon.
First Edition, Limited, Hard Copies with Book Jacket: ISBN 97558-1-4627-4486 AbeBooks.com
First Edition, Limited, Paperbacks:
ISBN 9781462744879 AbeBooks.com
In 1982, Anna's son, Ian, found out his former girlfriend, Tara, was pregnant, he had four choices. He could marry Tara and break his fiancees heart. Abortion was against his family's beliefs. Having a child out of wedlock was absolutely scandalous. If he didn't marry Tara, she and her child would be shunned and publicly ridiculed. Adoption was an option, but that was his child.
Anna places clues in Stephanie's file at Social Services, hoping that one day, by some miracle, Stephanie will follow the clues and find her.
Where's Stephanie? is like sitting with the author having a cup of tea and her telling her story to me. I laughed and I cried. It's wonderful!
Martha Warren, Sycamore, GA
Betcha there's a screenplay or at least a TV special in this one.
Mark Weston, Playwright, Screen Actors Guild Conservatory, NY
Where's Stephanie? grabs you on the first page and doesn't let go until the last. It is a truly touching novel with mass and diverse appeal.
|What a beautiful story of never ending love and hope. Truly an inspiration for anyone who has been searching for a loved one. I would recommend this precious book to everyone. Retired Exec.|
|Lenora's book shares timeless truth and is a really unique story about love, faith, and courage. Paul Mikos, Lifeway Christian Resources|
A heartwarming story about life's struggles and the power of love... I enjoyed it completely.
Jody Hansen, Santa Cruz, California
|Where's Stephanie is a great story about love and courageous strength both families demonstrate with the adoption process. I really enjoyed reading this book. Kerry B.|
|Where's Stephanie, a quick and fascinating read, proof that all prayers are answered as long as we have faith and hope. Don't miss out on reading this unique story. Joan Palacia, New Jersey|
A wonderful story about profound love for a child and dogged persistence to find her.
Martha P., SC
|Fantastic true story that you will love. It is a tear-jerker, but only in a positive way, and will reinforce one's belief that prayers really can be answered. Patricia M., Miami, FL|
Such a beautiful and precious story perfect for all age and genre preferences. Amazon Customer
WOW!!! Where's Stephanie will pull at your heart strings from beginning to end. An incredible story that needed to be told. Runanshe
|A must read! Fantastic book! It is such a heartwarming story with so much love and determination. I highly recommend this book. Cadra H.|
|I loved this faith based story. I can't wait to see what Lenora Livingston writes next. Randy|
|Such an inspirational story! Hard to put down once you start reading it. The content makes you want to know what happens next! I highly recommend this book. Kristy H.|
This story shows how our actions change lives, the world is truly a small community, and faith in God, family and ourselves shape our lives. Love2Read.
Effective drama about the tenacity of family love. Kirkus Indie
Anna placed ads in newspapers wishing Stephanie a Happy Birthday.
Where's Stephanie? is more than an adoption story about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter who was given up for adoption. It's an effective drama about the tenacity of family love. It's about the importance of having the courage to change from being a victim to being a survivor and using the power within you to face your fears and follow your dreams.
Lenora Livingston is available as a guest speaker and for book signings.See Contact page.
Sadie could not have been adopted into a better family. She was given much love, guidance, and the best opportunities in life with Claire and Mike and their large extended family.
Anna maintains a mini-photo album with Stephanie's first photos, the newspaper ads wishing her a Happy Birthday, and other items, including Stephanie's birth mother's wedding announcement, hoping that one day she would be able to share the album with her granddaughter, so that her granddaughter would know that she was always loved and never forgotten.
Many miles away, Claire and Mike, who had tried for ten years to have a child, adopted a baby girl they named Sadie.
Please, visit, like and share our film's website at www.wheresstephanie.com.
Anna got to hold Stephanie to tell her both "Hello" and "Goodbye" before she was placed for adoption.