Wow, I truly believe we meet people in life for a reason and I met an amazing woman today at the Printer's Row Lit Fest. Her table was right next to mine under the Illinois Women's Press Association (IWPA) booth. Her name is Susan Brauer. She was abused for twenty years. Her ex-husband had her convinced that she couldn't work so she would be dependent on him. She finally broke free, went back to school and now has her Master's in Engineering. She truly is an inspiration and I KNOW I met her for a reason.
Like I said, her table was right next to mine. We told people who stopped by that if it was too late to be warned by my book that they needed her book to help them move on! Can you believe that? It is too much of a coincidence to be random, if you ask me. I believe some things happen for a reason. We reached a lot of women today.
Susan's book is called "Just Keep Dancing" and I can't wait to read it.
"Susan provides for the reader a look into the tapestry of her life, and turbulent twenty year relationship and marriage to an abusive spouse. She then details the event that caused her to make a major life change and how this self awakening brought control, success, and hope into her life."
"I had the opportunity to read JUST KEEP DANCING and I honor Susanâ€™s courage and willingness to share her story with others in hopes that no one will have to go through what she did -- or if they do, that they too will find the strength that she did to "keep dancin'.""
--Kim Wells, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence