What inspired you to write your memoir?
I celebrated 24 years of sobriety last January. I had many college professors, mentors and friends encourage me-the comment was ‘this story needs to be shred !’ I obtained my masters last spring!I am grateful for the support and encouragement.Given the continued epidemic of drugs and alcohol use, we must talk about solution-real solution. I lived to tell! I am responsible for carrying a message-life is good!!
About your Book:
I had a chaotic upbringing and met and married a musician. You might say we had a lot in common back in the day. What seemed an innocent time back in the 70’s & 80″s became one hell of a ride. he got very lucky-gold records, limo’s Lear jets, life in the fast lane and all the heartache, insanity and users came with it. It is lonely at the top! Nothing is as it seems..we had one of the long (and rare) lasting marriages, had a child, lost the child, our minds and sanity in a split second. The revolving door of rehabs for me, he continues the insanity with other young naive girls. I lived to tell again!! My story may be the catalyst that opens the door for another-
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I self published and after being given a scholarship from smashwords-formating,vetting ect. I did my own book cover., I have been learning, tweeting, and standing on desks for a year!!
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Women still have stigma when especially when it comes to sharing the truth, the horror and the disillusion with life and their choices.It was a long road, secrets and drama comes back to haunt often, but we prevail. Many books form musicians are out (male) and we don’t hear from those of us that tolerate, support and ‘mother’ them! The long road to recovery is just a beginning to find peace, purpose and freedom.
I was married to the bass player for Bob Seger when I was just a young girl. He was the lesser of two evils as he took me out of the insane house I was being raised in (hardly). The loss of our child was devastating of course, and the climb back out of the darkness took years, balls, and courage. I had many helpers and good support. I drank and used until I stroked out-but graduated college with a 3.9!! All things are possible! I live quietly in Northern Michigan-retired from the counseling field, and write
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