What inspired you to write your memoir?
I have been journaling since I was very young and wrote a lot about life. After going through the “Change” of life with all its side-effects and craziness, I wanted to share my journey with other women in hopes to share some humor about a not so humorous time and share some helpful hints of alleviating symptoms as well.
About your Book:
“I often found myself drifting from a state of normal in a sudden twist of bitchiness.”
From PMS to menopause to what the hell?
D.G. adds a touch of humor to a tale about a not-so-humorous time. While bidding farewell to her dearly departing estrogen, D.G. struggles to tame her raging hormones of fire, relentless dryness, flooding and droughts, and other unflattering symptoms.
Join D.G. on her meno-journey to slay the dragons of menopause as she tries to hold on to her sanity, memory, hair and so much more!
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I published my books through Amazon and Createspace because they have a big share of the market with many readers and reviewers. Many other distribution sites don’t offer the kindle promos and often don’t have many reviews on their books.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Writing in memoir is a raw and personal accounting. It involves the author’s sharing of her personal struggles and accomplishments, often bringing characters into the stories who are still living. Many memoir writers take some backlash from the people mentioned in their books, and often from other family members who sometimes tend to disagree with the facts of the author. The process can rattle our emotions.
D.G. Kaye is a Canadian nonfiction/memoir author. She was born, raised, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Kaye writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.
At a young age, D.G. began keeping journals to take notes about her turbulent childhood while growing up as an emotionally neglected child. Tormented with guilt, as she grew older, D.G. was conflicted with the question of whether or not she was to remain obligated to being a faithful daughter, in debt to her narcissistic mother for giving birth to her. Her first book, Conflicted Hearts is a memoir, written about her journey to seek solace from living with guilt.
D.G.’s writing relates to her experiences in life, and shares her lessons and ideas she acquired along the way. Kaye’s second book, Meno-What? A Memoir, was written based on her passage through menopause. In that book, she shares her humor and wisdom on what women can expect at that time, adding some of her helpful hints for relief.
D.G.’s newest book, Words We Carry focuses around women’s self-esteem issues. She talks about how and why the issues evolve, how she recognized her own, and how she overcame her insecurities.
Kaye writes for the woman of all ages. Her writing is easily relatable and her insights about the complexities of being a woman are expressed in her writing.
Quotes: “Live Laugh Love . . . And Don’t Forget to Breathe!”
“For every kindness, there should be kindness in return. Wouldn’t that
just make the world right?”