I feel like a twelve-year-old girl deciding which classmates to invite to a birthday sleepover.
What I came to realize is that names are irrelevant. Identifying my friends and family members would detract from my story, and it is my story.
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.
So many friends and fans have been anxiously awaiting my book baby. Nobody has waiting longer than me. It had to be the right time, and I had to be in the right place and frame of mind to do it right.
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.
If nothing else, I hope that is your takeaway from this book that I have birthed. And it was a birth, both in the creation of a physical object, and a renewing of spirit.