Book Award Winner: Here, Where Death Delights: A Literary Memoir by Mary Jumbelic

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Mary Jumbelic has been obsessed with death since the demise of her father when she was 13. The why and how of his mortality plagued her. While viewing an autopsy at the age of 15, she discovered a science that explained the process. For 25 years, she analyzed […]

Member of the Week: Tammy René, author of Miracles in the Dark: How a childhood Cult and Abuse Survivor Reclaimed the Light

Author Name: Tammy René Book Title: Miracles in the Dark: How a childhood Cult and Abuse Survivor Reclaimed the Light. Synopsis Miracles in the Dark: How a Childhood Cult and Abuse Survivor Reclaimed the Light is a compelling and raw story of overcoming the trauma of childhood abuse and finding hope and healing. Its resounding […]

Author Interview: Genét Simone, author of Teaching in the Dark: A Memoir

Author Name: Genét Simone Book Title: Teaching in the Dark: A Memoir Publication Date: Sept 22, 2023, Publisher: Balboa Press Your Website Link: https://genetsimone.com Social Media Links https://www.instagram.com/genet_simone/ https://www.facebook.com/GSimonePublications What is your book about? This memoir chronicles my first year as a teacher in the remote Arctic village of Shishmaref, Alaska. Because I was completely […]

Book Excerpt: Miracles in the Dark: How a Childhood Cult and Abuse Survivor Reclaimed the Light

Book Title: Miracles in the Dark: How a Childhood Cult and Abuse Survivor Reclaimed the Light Author: Tammy René Publishing Information: Lighted Paths, LLC, 2024 Link to Buy Book: Amazon Synopsis: Miracles in the Dark: How a Childhood Cult and Abuse Survivor Reclaimed the Light is a compelling and raw story of overcoming the trauma […]

Book Award Winner: The Mutt for Me: A Beautiful Transformation from Project Dog to Man’s Best Friend by Don Hughes

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis A memoir of second chances, healing, and how rescuing a dog rescued me Having never had a dog of his own before, Don was not prepared for what it meant to adopt one of the most behaviorally difficult rescues in the shelter. But something about Barbie, a mutt […]

Book Award Winner: Time for Awakening: A Memoir by Constance Casey

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis After decades of healing in recovery, a midwestern mother of two teenage sons is suddenly drawn toward Buddhist meditation practice. Constance’s intimate spiritual journey is shared with honesty as deep openings unfold in her daily life amid relationships, economic challenges, and building a home. Propelled by calm confidence, […]

Book Award Winner: Memento: Embracing the Darkness by Dizzy Doan

Congratulations on your bronze book award! Synopsis In this raw and unfiltered memoir, renowned tattoo artist Dennis “Dizzy” Doan shares his stories and artwork chronicling his coming of age as a Vietnamese American hailing from the heart of San Diego, California. Rooted in his heritage and neighborhood, Doan vividly illustrates how he battled against family […]