Over the last three weeks I have been featuring the contributors to this anthology of true and significant events. Writers share intimate and life changing events in their lives with courage and honesty whilst inspiring others.
Compiled by author Stevie Turner – the proceeds from this anthology will be going to Cancer Research and it is a very worthy cause.
Here is the link to the previous post where you can also find the link to the first posts in the series: Contributors part six
About the anthology
The following authors and bloggers answered questions posed by Stevie Turner regarding significant life experiences they had undergone. These events include sexual abuse, a near death experience, alcoholism, being diagnosed with cancer, depression, losing weight, getting married, being a mother to many children, being the daughter of a narcissistic mother, and many more!
The contributors to the anthology.
Alienora Browning – Sally Cronin – Dorinda Duclos – Scarlett Flame
Bernard Foong – Darlene Foster – Janet Gogerty – Debbie Harris
Lucy V. Hay – Miriam Hurdle – Phil Huston – Pamela Jessen
Joe – D.G Kaye – Lynda McKinney Lambert – Jaye Marie
Clive Pilcher – Abbie Johnson Taylor – Beem Weeks
My review for the anthology.
Although I am a contributor to the anthology, there are 18 other writers who have shared significant events in their lives. They range from the devastating experiences of abuse in childhood through to being diagnosed with clinical depression. There are also major events that everyone can relate too and resonate with such as getting married and being mother to a large family.
Some might say that certain events or conditions were avoidable with better decisions such as obesity, but some issues are not one dimensional and there are usually underlying physical, mental or emotional elements to be considered. However, there can be no responsibility claimed for being abused as a child, being the daughter of a narcissistic mother, losing a brother at such a young age, becoming a carer for a loved one, or beating cancer, not once but three times.
Whilst many of life’s significant events are included in this collection of interviews, there is also an abundance of courage, perseverance, love and unbowed human spirit.
We cannot turn our eyes from the issues that are uncomfortable to read about, because they are far more uncomfortable and devastating to those who experienced them first hand. An inspiring read.
All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research:
Read the reviews and buy the anthology for only 99c: https://www.amazon.com/UNDERSTANDING-Anthology-True-Significant-Events-ebook/dp/B07Q5NLHRZ
And on Amazon UK for 99p: https://www.amazon.co.uk/UNDERSTANDING-Anthology-True-Significant-Events-ebook/dp/B07Q5NLHRZ
Editor and publisher of the anthology Stevie Turner who also contributed an article on Thyroid Cancer.
About Stevie Turner
Stevie Turner works part time as a medical secretary in a busy NHS hospital and writes suspense, women’s fiction, and darkly humorous novels in her spare time. She won a New Apple Book Award in 2014 and a Readers’ Favorite Gold Award in 2015 for her book ‘A House Without Windows’, and one of her short stories, ‘Checking Out’, was published in the Creative Writing Institute’s 2016 anthology ‘Explain!’ Her psychological thriller ‘Repent at Leisure’ won third place in the 2016 Drunken Druid Book Award contest.
Stevie lives in the East of England, and is married with two sons and four grandchildren. She has also branched out into the world of audio books, screenplays, and translations. Most of her novels are now available as audio books, and one screenplay, ‘For the Sake of a Child’, won a silver award in the Spring 2017 Depth of Field International Film Festival. ‘A House Without Windows’ gained the attention of a New York media production company in December 2017.
Some of Stevie’s books are currently being translated into German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Thank you for dropping in and I hope that you will enjoy reading Understanding for yourselves. Thanks Sally.