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Autobiographical Self-publishing

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With small voice no longer, I wish to make change in a big way.  It's quite possible, if a shadow of a broken woman perserveres.  Out of the many adversities faced as a single parent, who now grieves endlessly for her adult children suffering emotionally, I've written a poignant and brutally honest tale worth telling.

     This prep cook of Ann Arbor's Grizzly Peak Brewing Company reaches out for community support.  I query to the people, rather than to any more agents, who can hardly take the time for a first-time author.  Time seems to be running out in this struggle to save a family in despair.  I've desperately worked with great heart and soul to reveal an astounding account of what lies "Between the Garbage and The Flowers."  Within my autobiographical story of extreme personal and family examination, I personify Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne," holding the insightful mirror to true reflection of heros that drown in life's seaweed, and our profound human condition that every heart is contained to.  James Taylor covers this song of the sixties I urge all to listen to.

     Humility in being less than a sensible parent when younger, and heartbreak I continue to live with daily, will have great impact, as my readers will journey through the walk I've been walking for years, in silent desperation.  Travels back to childhood bliss, very troubled times as a teen, and an episode in first pregnancy's nightmare exposes truths to be recognized.  Honesty within family contension, and blind ignorance surrounding mental health issues shall have every emotion emerging.

     From Detroit to Ann Arbor, in between and well beyond, I draw from life experience to explain and analyze critical family dilemmas now in the national spotlight.  A long-held secret of pornography wrapped tightly around a gender identity crisis led to an unthinkable death for my first love.  Misdiagnosed autism, outcast otrocities in bullying, childhood cancer leading to anxiety and depression, and survival of a heroin addiction all play into my children's lives.

     I'm compelled beyond measure to see my unique, creatively written book to fruition.  God's graces and my humbled, thankful heart has everything to do with such tales and turmoils in broken marriages, strained but lasting relationships, and short-comings in parenting.  Not a better person than I can shed a well-illuminated light on some serious problems faced in this country.  My "Me Too" component rings loud and clear, besides all music, books, and film that have guided and influenced tremendously.  Well-knowns will recieve my grattitude. 

     Horrific frustration I've had in our weak, state funded mental health care system. There's no psychotherapy for the poor, but only bueracratic red tape to waste time.  I rise above it all, with faith through writing, for my children's voice to be heard, who drown in loneliness.  I share their pain and perspective about depression, as well as their pain coming out of relations with the stepfathers I brought into our world.  Exploration of a dysfunction I've come to terms with gives cause and effect the deliverance and guidance every woman needs to understanding her heart.  

     I wish to raise $10,000 to have my manuscript edited and fine-tuned, to make it a bestseller.  Funds left will start the actual printing process with Thomson-Shore of Dexter, Michigan.  My book sales will have me walking out of a well-loved kitchen I've been working in for many years, and into a position that will help open doors to opportunity, stability, and financial help for all three of my children.  To purchase a home for my family would be grand.  There will also be more time to focus further on writing, for there's much more to share.

     With reputation for delicious soups, I pour devotion into heaping bowls, creating the perfect soup for every soul to ponder.  I thank everyone in advance who may help in any amount of donation.  Please express my desire to raise funds to every family member and friend.  Personal ties to a well-loved restaurant, meaning in mentoring, my extreme family issues, and desire to share a strong faith in God, will inspire a nation of many who also suffer in silence.  My thought provoking contibution shall be of great value to all who may embrace my story.
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