July 10, 2014
I am honored to say that my book, A Mother’s Climb Out of Darkness published by Praeclarus Press, was released in June at the Annual Postpartum Support International Conference. It is amazing that my dream has become a reality. The book title, the chapter names and content of the book all came together rather smoothly when I began the project back in 2003. So when the journey in trying to get the book published began in late 2006, I never imagined it would have been so challenging or that it would have taken so long.
I received many rejections and gave up several times but something would cause it to resurface and I would pursue getting it published once again. The final attempt led me to Maryann Karinch with The Rudy Agency. Because Maryann took the time to assist and direct me, the path ultimately led to the book being published. I am a believer that if something is meant to happen, it will but it may not happen as you expect or in the time frame you would like. Perseverance is essential as well.
I am grateful that the book now is in the hands of others. My goal in writing the book is to bring hope and inspiration to others facing challenges whether in the area of mental health or just life, in general. The message is to not give up and to let others know that there is help, there is hope and you are not alone.
I provided links below for you to review. I hope you consider reading the book, which is available in paperback and now also in Kindle/ebook format. It is so important that maternal mental health as well as mental health, in general, be addressed. I hope my book can be a contribution in increasing awareness, proper treatment and prevention. May it bless all who read it.