Posts Tagged ‘child abuse’

Pump Up Your Book Chats with Heidi Ann Smith

Heidi Ann Smith grew up in the Chicago area and began publishing poems as a child. At a young age, she won various local and academic awards for her writing; based on her writing abilities, she was awarded a scholarship to a private high school and attended college courses during her high school years. After high school she began raising a family and was taken away from her writing, but soon returned to complete a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University. She then earned a Master of Arts in Humanities from California State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Several of
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Reversible Skirt Online Book Tour December 2011

Join Laura McHale Holland, author of the memoir Reversible Skirt as she virtually tours the blogosphere in December 2011 on her first tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Laura McHale Holland Laura McHale Holland’s memoir, Reversible Skirt won a silver medal in the 2011 Readers Favorite book awards. Her stories and articles have appeared in such publications as Every Day Fiction Three, Wisdom Has a Voice, the Vintage Voices anthologies, NorthBay biz magazine, the Noe Valley Voice and the original San Francisco Examiner. A member of both Redwood Writers and the Storytelling Association of California, Laura has been a featured teller at the Lake Tahoe Storytelling Festival. To
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New Memoir for Review: Reversible Skirt by Laura McHale Holland

Laura McHale Holland will be touring in December with her memoir Reversible Skirt. When the mother of three little girls commits suicide, their father wants more than anything to keep his family together. He remarries in haste and tells his daughters his new wife is their mother. The youngest, Laura, believes her mother must have gone through a kind of magical transformation. Reversible Skirt is written from Laura’s perspective as a child sifting through remnants of her mother’s existence and struggling to fit into a community where her family’s strict rules are not the norm. When Laura’s father dies, her stepmother grows increasingly abusive, which propels Laura and her
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The Clara Ann Burns Story Virtual Book Publicity Tour November 2011

Join Heidi Ann Smith, author of the family/relationships/fiction novel, The Clara Ann Burns Story (Monkee Puzzle Press), as she virtually tours the blogosphere November 1 – 23 2011 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Heidi Ann Smith Heidi Ann Smith grew up in the Chicago area and began publishing poems as a child. At a young age, she won various local and academic awards for her writing; based on her writing abilities, she was awarded a scholarship to a private high school and attended college courses during her high school years. After high school she began raising a family and was taken away
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As the Sycamore Grows Virtual Book Tour May 2011

Join Jennie Helderman, author of the nonfiction narrative, As the Sycamore Grows (Summers Bridgewater Press), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in May 2011 on her second virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Jennie Helderman Jennie Helderman broke the glass ceiling at age ten by becoming the first girl page in the Alabama State Legislature. That surge of girl power wouldn’t be the last time she saw a need to put women’s issues at the forefront. Years later, after she helped set up a crisis-call center in an old house, a cry for help at the other end of the phone line resounded in her head.
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Pump Up Your Book Chats with Amanda Wolfe, author of “Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy”

Amanda Wolfe was born in the mid 60’s. She matured at a very young age out of necessity, growing up in unusual circumstances. She has always been a happy go lucky, care free spirit with the amazing ability to smile even when things were tough. She is a very strong willed person. She has done everything from Waitress to owning her own restaurant and selling things from Mary Kay cosmetics to real estate. She is married to a wonderful man.They currently re-side in the great state of Texas with their horse. When she is not at home writing her next novel you will find them flying in their plane
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Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy Virtual Book Tour November, December & January ’10 and ’11

Join Amanda Wolfe, author of the auto-biographical novel, Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy (Xlibris Corporation), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in November, December and January on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Amanda Wolfe Amanda Wolfe was born in Ottawa, Canada in the mid ‘60s. She matured at a very young age out of necessity growing up in unusual circumstances. She has always been a happy-go-lucky, carefree spirit and a very strong-willed person. She has done everything from waitressing to owning her own restaurant and selling things from Mary Kay cosmetics to real estate. She is married to a wonderful man. They currently
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As the Sycamore Grows Virtual Book Tour October ’10

Join Jennie Helderman, author of the nonfiction narrative, As the Sycamore Grows (Summers Bridgewater Press), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in October on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Jennie Helderman Jennie Helderman broke the glass ceiling at age ten by becoming the first girl page in the Alabama State Legislature. That surge of girl power wouldn’t be the last time she saw a need to put women’s issues at the forefront. Years later, after she helped set up a crisis-call center in an old house, a cry for help at the other end of the phone line resounded in her head. That
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