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Wow! I’m so excited and here she is.

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This will be available in paperback as well. Here is the back cover verbiage:

“A bittersweet story of young love, independence, and soul-crushing manipulation. J.A. Owenby shines a light on the impact that mental illness can have on a family.” —Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, PhD, Professional Life Coach

Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me.

For eighteen-year-old Lacey, life at home is a rollercoaster. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be good enough to truly deserve Mama’s love.

But when Lacey enters college and meets Walker, everything starts to change. Suddenly, Lacey is face to face with the realization that maybe what she’s always seen as normal really isn’t. Her entire life—and everything she’s ever believed about herself and her family—is abruptly hanging in midair.

Lacey is left facing two paths, and she has to make a choice. The first means walking away from everything she’s ever known. The other means never really knowing the truth.

The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.

If you’re interested in upcoming giveaways including gift cards and signed copies please follow my page at https://www.facebook.com/JAOwenby/.

Thank you all for your amazing support through this journey. The Truth She Knew will be available for pre-order soon.

Until Next Time…

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I wanted to share my author interview posted at An Author and Writer in Progress. Hop over and view her posts, book reviews, and marketing tips for authors.

 

Now my readers know I only ask a few questions of all my guest authors, as I am not like James Lipton of The Actors Studio. LOL. Here are the questions I asked of Jennifer and how she answered them.

1.)
How did you become a writer?
I wrote my first short story at the ripe ol’ age of 5. My mom had received her first acceptance letter concerning her children’s story and I wanted to be a writer just like her.

2.) How did you decide to publish your work?
I put my writing on the back burner for years and then picked it up again. I immediately had 2 stories published in magazines, and a few years later another in a literary magazine. My last two shorts, I worked with Gloria Kempton and Karlyn Thayer from Writer’s Digest and self-published on Amazon. My stories had moved more into new adult and I wasn’t finding magazines that were taking stories with the themes I was writing.

3.) What are a few things readers may not know about you that you would like to share?
I’m a private person, but I’m one of the women that beat the odds and escaped a nightmare of an abusive marriage. I moved myself and two children two thousand miles from everything I knew and started over. I was bound and determined I was going to move forward, and I did. I’ve had success with my writing and I also have my own business. There is hope.
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Jen’s answer to question three had me get a little misty eyed. I know how difficult it can be to share personal experiences. Just like when I write about my own on life trials on my recovery blog.

I am sure that Jennifer would agree with me when I say that sharing these types of personal experiences of negative trials in our lives, they can be of help to others who maybe going through them now. It does give others hope like Jen mentioned. And we need to speak out about these topics as to raise awareness.

So let us learn more about Jennifer’s two current E-books that are short stories, as they deal with these types of life trials and triumphs. . .
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About The Books:

Product Details
( Tears In The Sun ~ click to purchase )

A Short Story – Lacey, a senior in high school, has never heard of borderline personality disorder yet she lives with it every day. As she begins realizing her family isn’t as normal as she thought, she searches for help and answers. Those answers turn her world upside down, and she is left with making life changing decisions for not only herself, but her mentally ill mother who she loves more than anything . . .
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Product Details
( Blurred Lines ~ click to purchase )

Lexi is used to a difficult life, bouncing around from foster home to foster home, but all that changes when she meets her best friend, Olivia. Lexi has finally found a family.

Three years have passed, and Lexi is beginning to think the dark secret she left behind might stay buried. Then Olivia begins dating the high school bad ass and everything takes a wrong turn.

Life has suddenly blurred the line of what is acceptable and what isn’t as Lexi struggles with if she should step in to protect her friend. There’s more than just friendship at risk; she fears her secret will come to the surface. What will she do?
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Here is where readers can connect with Author, J.A. Owenby on social Media …

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7751226.J_A_Owenby
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/JAOwenby
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JAOwenby
About.me: https://about.me/JAOwenby.Author
Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105285726505938509211
Her Fabulous Blog: https://jenowenby.wordpress.com

Until Next Time…

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Blurred Lines - High ResolutionI’m very happy to announce that my newest short story is available on Amazon! I was also really excited that Blurred Lines sold copies the same day she became available.

Here’s what I’d like to do for the next week (November 12-19th) if you purchase a copy of Blurred Lines, leave a review and email me your purchase receipt I’ll enter you into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. And, with the holidays approaching it will be fun for you or help during your holiday shopping. The winner will be announced on Friday the 21st. Email me at jenowenby@live.com

You can purchase the short story for .99 at Amazon. Just click here.

The blurb:

Lexi is used to a difficult life, bouncing around from foster home to foster home, but all that changes when she meets her best friend, Olivia. Lexi has finally found a family.
Three years have passed, and Lexi is beginning to think the dark secret she left behind might stay buried. Then Olivia begins dating the high school bad ass and everything takes a wrong turn.
Life has suddenly blurred the line of what is acceptable and what isn’t as Lexi struggles with if she should step in to protect her friend. There’s more than just friendship at risk; she fears her secret will come to the surface. What will she do?

Thanks for everyone’s support!

Until next time…

 

 

 

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I’ve just received the final EBook cover for my new short story “Blurred Lines”.  It will be available soon on Amazon for .99.

Blurred Lines - High Resolution

 

Here’s the blurb:

Lexi is used to a difficult life, bouncing around from foster home to foster home, but all that changes when she meets her best friend, Olivia. Lexi has finally found a family.

Three years have passed, and Lexi is beginning to think the dark secret she left behind might stay buried. Then Olivia begins dating the high school bad ass and everything takes a wrong turn.

Life has suddenly blurred the line of what is acceptable and what isn’t as Lexi struggles with stepping in to protect her friend. However, there’s more than just friendship at risk. Lexi’s secret will come to the surface.

Thanks for sharing this experience with me. Blurred Lines has been a long time coming, but I hope you will enjoy the story and characters as much as I have writing and breathing life into them.

Until next time…

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