I am currently authoring a narrative memoir based upon the lives of my 10 biological sisters from whom I was separated for over forty years. You can read an excerpt from my book below:
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I listened to the rapids as they danced over the rocks of the Black River. I sat down on the bridge crossing over it, assured I would experience the same solace I did as a child; the sense of safety my heart was longing for.
I should have felt sad after scribing Cindy’s story but I found that I was focused on the mysticism of the river. The day had turned to darkness and I could see only what the moon and the stars allowed. The humidity of the summer’s night settled upon my skin, tingling it as it evaporated in the evening air. The wind began to rustle thru the strands of my hair as if clearing them from my eyes so that I could gaze up once again at the majesty of the Milky Way. I clung to my knees, arched up to my chest as I leaned against the steel fence siding of the bridge.
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I grew up in the foster care system. As with most children in this situation, I found myself without a way to express my feelings or explain my experiences. I discovered that writing is a powerful way for children and adults to come to terms with unresolved issues. As a woman, I believe writing is about finding my voice. The process of putting words down on paper helps me find my authenticity. Words come from deep within and shine light on the path that is before me.