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Monday, April 14, 2014

Featured Book of the Week - My Soul to Keep


Each week authors can submit one book for a chance to be the featured book of the week, and each week one book/author will be selected at random. The winning book each week will be featured on http://www.malloryrock.com, multiple book blogs, and social media platforms from various sources.


WEEK OF APRIL 14TH WINNER FEATURE

Gracie Lea Silverwood

Author of the nonfiction memoir, My Soul to Keep

Book synopsis
Most little girls dream of tea parties and playing with dolls. Their biggest worry is making sure mommy or daddy chase the monsters out of their closets and out from under their bed. However what happens when your own mother is the monster, instead of the arms of love and safety? “My Soul to Keep” is the story of Gracie, a disabled little girl who, from day one, knew she was an unwanted child, just trying to survive and avoid her mother’s daily abuse. All the while, she struggled to hide her pain from the outside world.



Short author bio
A Note from Gracie...

Thank you for allowing me to be on your site! It has taken me 32 years to get to this point in my life to be comfortable enough to share my story, it was very nerve-wracking to write because even though I love writing I have never written anything for the public before. I am a stay at home mom who is wheelchair bound because I was born with cerebral palsy. I am originally from Canada, but now I reside with my husband and children in a small town in Kentucky.

- Gracie
You can visit Gracie on her  
website 
Facebook





Excerpt
“ It was also that summer I discovered what a daddy of my own really was, even though he
was technically my stepfather he never treated me as anything less than a biological daughter,
and I was a daddy’s girl through and through. Along with a new dad I also gained another big
brother whose name is Steve, and even though we only got to see Steve in the summers, he
immediately accepted me as a little sister and not just a step sibling. It was Steve who took
me on my first rollercoaster ride, when one weekend during a summer visit we went to Boblo
Island Amusement Park near Windsor; it’s one of my favorite childhood memories. In my eyes,
my daddy was my personal super hero, however, I also knew he was addicted to the same drugs
as my mother. Unlike my mother, he was never mean or abusive to me and he tried to be a
buffer when he could between me and my mother. She just learned to be more discreet about
her insults and “punishments” when daddy was around, well in the beginning anyway.”


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