Today I have the privilege of being a guest blogger for author Marlena Smith! I am a follower and fan, and appreciate this opportunity to introduce a few fun book facts about Girl on the Right: Memoir of a Life Upside Down. Check out my post here: https://mylife428.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/meet-tina-truax/
Writing a memoir is tiring. I enjoyed the process, the things I’ve learned about myself, and even revisiting the challenging times that have made me the strong, thriving woman I am today, but now is the crucial time for book business.
While my friends and41xeub1r5bl colleagues are all atwitter about flowers and candy, date night and all things mushy, I sit in silent grief. I’m used to it now, after so many years, but it doesn’t get easier.
I’ve been underestimated for most of my life in one way or another, but mostly because of my blonde hair, outgoing & cheerful personality, and my ability to laugh at myself and not take life too seriously.
My origins are an integral part of the woman who stands before you today. I can’t change what happened to me, but I can do everything, including using my voice and words, to support and uplift others who have/are dealing with the same thing.
In my first attempts at writing the description for “Girl on the Right: Memoir of a Life Upside Down,” I did that thing most authors do: I shared it with 20 people I know and trust. I often refer to writers as “feedback whores,” which may or may not be pleasing, but true nonetheless.
I am a narrative nonfiction author, who’s had the good fortune to be an award-winning essayist. In an attempt at growing in my craft, and maybe helping or inspiring a few souls along the way, I’ve embarked on a book adventure.