April 2, 1994. Our family lost a wonderful woman, after a valiant battle with cancer. My Great Aunt Judy passed away the day before Heidi disappeared. This is also the last time I saw my sister. In true Lisa and Heidi form, we spent time together on the Easter eve laughing and enjoying each other’s company. I’m thankful our last words to each other were “I love you.” A touch of teasing accompanied this, which is detailed in the book, the overall tone was love and friendship. I’m thankful this last memory was joyful.
At Midnight, Where’s Heidi? One Sister’s Journey releases to the public on Amazon.com. Twelve hours later, I will be signing books at the location many still associate with tragedy.
Why did I choose this location for my book cover reveal and my first pubic book signing? It’s an simple answer. We need to let the building and place Heidi was kidnapped from fade into the background and focus on the hope in front of us. The Heidi Allen Remembrance Garden was built by our community as a memorial and a representation of hope our small town carries in its heart.
At Noon tomorrow, you can find me and my family celebrating the eighteen years we had with Heidi as we hold the first book sale and signing at the same intersection that stole Heidi from our family nineteen years ago. There will be a limited number of books for this signing as the release party is later in the evening, 6 p.m. at The River’s End Bookstore on the corner of State Route 104 and West First Street in Oswego.
I hope you can join us for at least one signing. For those away due to holiday vacations – a list of other book signings will be posted either later tonight or tomorrow morning. Thank you for your support, prayers, and remembering Heidi.
Are the pictures pieced together clearly now?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323