“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison
Welcome to the official launch of my memoir!
Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away From Emotional Abuse
Emotional Abuse Begins and Ends at Home
Author’s journey helps women find their own inner strength
Official Press release:
Amsterdam, NY, July 28, 2014
Kathleen Pooler spent the first eighteen years of her life in a loving supportive family. The next twenty-five years were engulfed in the abyss of two abusive marriages. Pooler rescued herself and is now dedicated to helping other women (and men) do the same.
She hopes to help others find their inner strength through sharing her hard earned lessons in her new memoir.
Pooler is scheduling online and in person talks, contacting nonprofit and community groups around the country to give women reason to renew hope and begin living their lives on their own terms
“When we claim and honor the strength within, we are able to climb out of the abyss of poor decisions and go on to live a meaningful, peaceful life”
Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away from Emotional Abuse offers readers insight into her poor decisions and how they can learn from her story.
“I want to inspire hope and action for my readers who need to find their own inner strength,” Pooler explains.
5 Memoir Messages:
1. A loving family, solid career and strong faith foundation do not guarantee a problem-free life.
2. We all have everything we need within, but we need to claim and honor our own inner strength to get the life we want and deserve.
3. Abuse, in any form, is harmful.
4. The very things you think are holding you back from having the life you want can serve to help you find your way to freedom.
5. Hope matters, even when all seems hopeless in the moment.
Have you ever made self-defeating choices, wondered how you got there then tried to find your way back home?
Please join in the conversation “around my kitchen table” on my blog Memoir Writer’s Journey at http://krpooler.com where we share our hope one story at a time.
I’d love to hear from you. Please leave your comments below~
About the Author:
Kathleen Pooler is a retired Family Nurse Practitioner who began writing at the age of eight when she crafted plays to act out in front of her maternal grandmother, Nan, and her Italian lady
friends. Writing her memoirs has helped her transcend two abusive marriages and divorces, single parenting, a substance-addicted son, cancer, and heart failure to find a life of peace and joy. She hopes to reach women who are searching for their inner strength. She blogs weekly at Memoir Writer’s Journey http://krpooler.comand can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She lives in Amsterdam , New York with her husband,Wayne.
About the Book:
A loving family, a solid nursing career and a strong faith cannot rescue her until she decides to rescue herself.How does a young woman from a stable, loving family make so many wise choices when it comes to career, but so many wrong choices when it comes to love?She must make a decision—face her self-defeating patterns and move on or repeat her mistakes. Her life and the lives of her two children depend upon the choices she makes, and the chances she takes.Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away From Emotional AbuseOpen Book Press, 2014, Paperback (ISBN: 978-0-9859367-9-2) and eBook versions available through your favorite booksellers worldwide.
August 7: ” Author Interview” on Sharon LIppincott’s blog, The Heart and Craft of Life Writing
August 12: “The Role of Codependency in Abuse” on Sarah Freeman’s blog, Write by Grace
August 13: “Memoir Writers are Master Sculptors, Part 1: Envisioning Your Story” on Denis Ledoux’s blog,The Memoir Network
August 15: “Memoir Writers are Master Sculptors, Part 2: Finding Your Story Structure” on Denis Ledoux’s blog, The Memoir Network
August 19: “How My Faith Helped Me Find Freedom From Abuse” on Linda Hoye’s blog, A Slice of Life
August 20: “Author Interview” on Janet Given’s blog, And So It Goes
August 21: “Author Interview” on Grace Peterson’s blog, Subplots by Grace
Monday, 8/4/14: Jason Matthews, author, blogger, speaker and publishing coach will discuss the motivation behind his new book, Better You, Better Me: Personal Development for a Happy Life in “The Story Behind the Story of Better You, Better Me.”