From the Author
I'm often asked what inspired me to write Seeking Normal. Basically, it was derived from a desire to offer solace to others in similar situations; to let my children know what happened to me - - from me; and to help me heal with a final peace.
I'm partway into writing a second novel that is concerned with a southern family's ordeal; they are Southerners divided. Most family members joined and fought for Lincoln's Union yet one brother initially joined the Confederacy.
Writing the latter story is interesting and fun, whereas Seeking Normal was not; rather it was a release for three previously mentioned aims. At this point, the latter novel's title is Rich Valley and for how long is uncertain.Jane St. John
From the Back Cover
"Seeking Normal" resonates. It gives insight concerning the impact tragedies can have on people suffering daily and the actions taken to overcome the demons imagined or real.
"This is much more interesting and poignant than the back cover of the book reveals. Very well written in both content and style, it is a treatise to the human spirit regarding hope and overcoming adversity. It is truly a story of one women's perseverance and her ability to accept that what is normal for her may not be what society values as normal."
-The US Review of Books
She believes, by sharing aspects of our lives we bring a light to others in similar situations so that they too are able to see a way out of their own personal darkness.
"For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; . . . neither hid, that shall not be known."