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New book by Freeport author tells how to recover from house fire
A Freeport resident has written and published a reference book to assist people who have had fires.
Titled How to Recover From a House Fire (or How to Keep from Being Burned After the Fire’s Extinguished), the book clearly lists the answers to the many questions a person has after a home fire. It also warns of the many people who have no qualms about further exploiting the fire’s victim because of the insurance money that’s “up for grabs.”
Told in an easy-to-read style, the book relates the personal fire experience undergone several years ago by Freeport author Mary Doak-Lockwood, as well as the experiences of other fire victims with whom she talked.
In an interview, Lockwood said: “Unfortunately, there wasn’t a book or even a pamphlet written to help fire victims when I had my fire. Had there been one, much of my stress, fears and anxieties would have been significantly reduced. The objective of my book is to help anyone who’s going through the same thing. But I also urge people ‘to read the book before they need it.’ A fire can happen to anyone!”
Future book signings will be announced later, but anyone wanting a book immediately may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 2011, issue