Title: Gracie’s Secret
Author Name: Lorelie Rozzano
Author Bio: My name is Lorelie Rozzano and I'm a recovering addict. Seventeen years ago I took the most difficult walk of my life – through the doors of a local treatment centre. I found in recovery, what I’d been looking for in alcohol and drugs. Finally, my skin fit! I'm an author, mother, wife, grandmother, foster parent, sister, family counsellor and daughter. Growing up in an alcoholic home I understand first-hand, the importance of a healthy family. I began working at the Edgewood Treatment Centre for addiction in 1998 and have had the privilege of working with both patients and their families. I'm passionate about helping others whose lives like mine, have been affected by addiction. In the past few years I've created a blog, Jagged Little Edges – living in a world of hope, and written three fiction books: Gracie’s Secret, Jagged Little Edges, and Jagged Little Lies. My hope is that the honesty found in my books and and on my blog, will help those dealing with unhealthy behaviours and addiction. After all, I truly believe if I can get clean, anyone can. I'm currently working on book three in the Jagged series
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Website | http://graciessecret.com/
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Lorelie-Rozzano/e/B00BG3CPPS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1410895476&sr=1-3
10 Things Readers Would Be Surprised To Know About Me.
- I always wanted to be a Rock Star. I would spend hours singing into my hairbrush and memorizing the words. Trouble was I sounded better in the shower, than out of it!
- I don’t write my books. They write me. I have an idea about what I might write, but there are times I sit down at the computer and something completely different occurs.
- My characters are a culmination of all my experiences. They’re an impatient lot, and have been known to wake me from a sound sleep. My characters have a story to tell and they’ve been waiting a lifetime to share it with you.
- Although I write about tough topics, I am not depressed. I love life. I laugh often and I’m not ashamed of my past.
- I’m not impressed with money or titles. I am however, profoundly moved by courage and authenticity.
- My favorite piece of art in the entire world is a child’s drawing which reads “I love you Nana.”
- I learned that focusing solely on outward appearances is like icing an unbaked cake. As pretty as you make the icing, without a solid structure upon which it can stick, it’s still going to fall off.
- I like children and dogs better than most adults. Don’t get me wrong. I do like adults, but I find the honesty in children refreshing, and if you ever want to learn about unconditional love, get a dog!
- Seventeen years ago I used to talk about all the things I would one day do, from my barstool. With each pint the stories grew more grandiose. I would travel the world, drive a Porsche, live in a mansion and bask endlessly on a sun drenched beach. Trouble is it’s hard to do these things with a bar stool strapped to your butt. Getting clean and sober was better than any fantasy I’d ever imagined!
- I never saw myself as an author. I just had a lot of really profound experiences in which I learned a great deal from. I wanted to share this knowledge with others. My books aren’t created through pen and paper, but rather tears and laughter and above all else, a hopeful spirit and a great imagination.
Book Genre: Children’s Ficton
Publisher: Edgewood Publishing
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Buy Link(s): http://www.amazon.com/Gracies-Secret-Lorelie-Rozzano/dp/0993740901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409186470&sr=8-1&keywords=gracies+secret
Meet Grace. At nine years old she has a big secret. Grace knows first-hand that life can be difficult. Her parents aren't very happy. Their arguing is giving her a stomach ache. She spends a lot of time alone, worrying. Are her parents problems her fault? Had she done something wrong? Grace pretends everything is fine, but it's not. She feels helpless and has learned that making things up is easier than telling the truth. One big question haunts her every day. Will her family ever be happy again?
This book is perfect for a child with a difficult home life. Divorce, addiction, mental health issues and more can cause children to feel alone, anxious and afraid. Gracie's Secret addresses this by showing kids they aren't alone, and that they can feel better. With a workbook section for kids to understand their own issues and a message that talking to a safe person will help, Gracie's story can help kids cope.
"Grace wished she could take Cameron and run far away. She held him close and hummed, hoping to cover the noise of their parent's yelling so he could fall asleep.
Her stomach was hurting again.
The raised voices below them were joined by a crash. She plugged her ears.
Her bedroom was so dark she thought it might swallow her up.
Grace closed her eyes, trying to stay calm as she imagined what was going downstairs. Her eyes blinked back open, not able to stay closed. She remained upright in bed for most the night."
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