WHEN: TOMORROW, Saturday, March 23, 2-4 pm
WHO: Terri Lynn Schmidt, widow of Harry Schmidt of Blue Max Funny Car drag racing fame, and author of When Drag Racing Met Country Music: A Widow’s Journey in Rediscovery. Terri will be joined by Drag Racing Legends, guitarist Robby Gribble and Scott Murray of KLIF for a book signing and music event
WHERE: Logos Christian Bookstore, 6620 Snider Plaza, Dallas
March 22, 2019 – DALLAS — Terri Lynn Schmidt, singer and author of When Drag Racing Met Country Music: A Widow’s Journey in Rediscovery, will hold a book signing and drag racing nostalgia event complete with “some tunes” at the Logos Bookstore in Dallas on Saturday, March 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Schmidt, whose late husband was a drag racing legend, wrote a memoir about her life and loss after losing him to cancer and her rediscovery of herself as a child of God in the aftermath.
In her book, Terri shares her journey and the love story of her life with drag car racing legend Harry Schmidt.
Harry, named to the American Hot Rod Association’s Hall of Fame, was known for pioneering the famous Blue Max Funny Car.
She is a former performer at Opryland in Nashville, and also performed for American troops in Central America for a season.
They had 21 years together, enjoyed their time raising their two daughters, before he tragically succumbed to cancer in 2012.
When she lost her soulmate, Terri also experienced the life-shattering loss of her own identity with him. She was left to begin a journey to rediscover herself and her faith. As she began the journey, she wrote about what she was learning and shares this with others who also have faced tremendous loss and are seeking new beginnings and renewing of their faith.
“I wrote the book to encourage others and to walk through this process with them by being real and transparent about my own struggles, in hopes they will relate,” Terri said. “I have learned that no one is alone in their journey of grieving and rediscovering of your identity after the loss of a loved one.
“God has a plan, always.”
Today, she works to raise awareness of prostate cancer and help patients and families dealing with the cancer through her work as president of the Harry M. Schmidt Foundation. She continues to write and discover more about what’s ahead for her next chapter of life. She said the biggest lesson she’s learned is “perseverance and trust, coupled with hope in God, who is both sovereign and merciful.”
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