Four Seasons to Self-Reliance: Stories of Those Living It (Paperback)
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Four Seasons to Self-Reliance tells the stories of individuals in different areas of the United States who are living self-reliant lifestyles. Each chose levels of achievement apart from others mentioned in the book. The narratives vary from off-grid to simply growing ones own food for better nutrition and for economical purposes. The reader will relate to one or more descriptions of how to become self-reliant by following their own dreams to reality. All continue to find means of earning money to take care of necessary basics, for example taxes. Some need more income than others depending on the level they have chosen to follow. All are stewards of their pieces of land and have learned how to take advantage of the bounty from the earth. Most choose not to live close to neighbors and are focused on reaching independence. They are on the journeys to meet individual goals. Others, though still working the land, have reached a level where they can fully enjoy their accomplishments.
About the Author
Alice Shy Recker is Author of four of the fictional Beatrice Chandler Mysteries books. She also freelance writes in both fiction and non-fiction. Recker has ghostwritten two self-help books. She is published in magazines for short stories and articles for children and adults, and is a contributor to New Madrid County Missouri History and Families. The Author has won awards and recognition from Ozark Creative Writers, Alabama Writers Conclave and White County Creative Writers. In 2017 she was presented Book of the Year award from Storytellers of America for her book "Betrayal of the River." Alice lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area. She has two adult children.