I published my first book – now what? I ask myself this question quite often, and the answer is always the same: publish more books! It sounds so easy, right? I mean, I have lots of book ideas, characters defined, and a strategically crafted foundation to launch from. Again, so easy, right? No, it is…… Continue reading I Published My First Book – Now What?
I hate knowing that people I love (and I do love each and every reader) have been touched by the ugliness as I have. Every text, private message, or public post has pierced my heart in that knowing.
MIDLAND, Mich., April 25, 2017 – According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, more than 58,000 children in the US were sexually abused in 2016. In her memoir, Girl on the Right: Memoir of a Life Upside Down, Tina Truax, a Midland resident, recounts her experience of childhood sexual abuse, ensuing depression, and how she proceeded to build a life of armor.
Today I am verklempt. My memoir is officially published and available for purchase in both print and electronic formats. I know each chapter by heart, and have flayed myself open for the reading public. I am most proud of the last chapter, “Girl on the Right Defined,” as it is the culmination of the previous…… Continue reading Flayed for Readers: A Memoir of Surpassing Survival
I feel like a twelve-year-old girl deciding which classmates to invite to a birthday sleepover.
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.