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The River of Forgetting – book excerpt and author interview – Jane Rowan

[caption id="attachment_1710" align="alignright" width="197" caption="The River of Forgetting"][/caption] About the River of Forgetting "People don't make up things like that for fun." That’s what Jane’s therapist tells her when Jane reports fragmentary memories from her childhood that hints at sexual abuse.  A busy, successful scientist, Jane at first fights the implications, but finally has to admit that something indeed happened. With help from a gifted therapist as well as creative arts, Jane taps into her own aliveness and reconciles with both her parents’ love and their betrayal. This deeply personal memoir invites the reader behind the closed doors of the therapist’s office and into the author’s journal and her very body. Jane’s tender story shows how we can use the challenges of painful childhood traumas to transform our lives. Read the Excerpt Chapter 1:  Pandora’s Box The memory emerged from a dim corner of my mind, jolting me awake. It

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A Full House – But Empty – Author Interview – Angus Munro

      Paperback Writer is pleased to announce our guest author, Angus Munro. Angus is on a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion. Angus' new memoir, A Full House - But Empty, is the gripping story of young Angus' life growing up in the Depression years based on the positive lessons he had learned from his father during their somewhat traumatic and hectic years together. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for the interview as Angus answers questions as to how he came up with the idea for this book and his advice for new authors. Leave a comment and you might be a winner. Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops About

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Kiss Me I’m Single: An Ode to the Solo Life

Paperback Writer spotlights Amanda Ford, author of Kiss me I'm Single.  Kiss Me, I'm Single: An Ode to the Solo Life is the book that grew from that stormy, excited-yet-fearful energy that enveloped Amanda in the years following her divorce. Part coming of age memoir, part clever social commentary, part spiritual meditation, Kiss Me, I'm Single encourages readers to view being single as a valuable, exciting, beautiful and fortunate life, rather than a holding pattern before a relationship. Kiss Me, I'm Single helps readers make sense of the constant, contradictory internal pulls that accompany human existence, and offers a voice of encouragement and support for those longing to build a life that defies catgeory. Amanda lives in Seattle and when she isn't writing, you can catch her Lindy Hoping, bicycle riding, tea sipping, joke telling and status quo questioning.  You can read an excerpt here Her website is www.oholive.com