Here we are again on this WordPress Wednesday afternoon with yet another magnificent post for your reading enjoyment.
Do you ever wonder what my totally talented Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) family member clients get up to when they’re not writing fabulous books or providing pleasurable pieces of writing for me to share here with you?
Well, if so, here’s none other than the lovely, incredible Meredith Burton to share what she reads when she’s not creating with a fantastic book review.
Normally I save these for the Reading With the Author column but it just so happens that Meredith, like Trish is getting ready to release a book, and she too will be popping in from time to time in our Sizzling Summer Super Release Book Launch Party.
Now, if you happened to be sleeping underneath a toadstool and haven’t yet seen our event info, you can find all my super awesome totally talented Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing peeps already hanging out at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1084437158419463/?ti=ia
And we’d love to have yawl over to join in the fun.
For now, here’s Meredith with her book review and all the info about her upcoming release as well as all her previous work.
EDUCATED, by Tara Westover
REVIEWED BY MEREDITH LEIGH BURTON
Educated is a riveting memoir. While I read few nonfiction books, this particular account of a young woman’s childhood in a fundamentalist Mormon family had me glued to the edge of my seat. Westover writes with beautiful imagery. One of my favorite descriptions occurs at the beginning of the book when she describes the swaying wheat fields as “a corps de ballet, each dancer swaying together”.
Educated does a superb job of showing the danger of fanatical thinking as Westover’s father lives in a state of perpetual fear. I loved that the author, while exposing her family’s faults, well-balanced that account with beautiful observations about the people with whom she grew up. While the book does not sugarcoat the author’s experiences, it manages to convey a sense of hope and heroism that warmed my heart. Educated is probably one of my favorite reads of this year. The novel is available from NLS, (The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped), and is located at db 90188. http://nlsbard.loc.gov/index.html
MORE ABOUT MEREDITH AND HER WORK…
RELEASED AUGUST 8, 2019
FROM AUTHOR MEREDITH LEIGH BURTON
I am thrilled to announce that I have a new novella releasing on August 8, 2019. The book is entitled Rebekah’s Refuge, and is a loose retelling of the fairy tale Rapunzel. Writing this novella meant so much to me, because it addresses the difficult theme of knowing when to acknowledge your desperation and turn over your problems to a higher power. I am dealing with the sickness of a family member and have come to understand the difficult stress placed upon caregivers. This novella explores, in a fantastical setting, the difficulties placed upon those who seek to save others even when circumstances are beyond their control. Rebekah’s Refuge is about learning to listen for the calming song of peace even in the midst of turmoil.
In a plague-ravaged world, Rebekah is a blind norn, a being with the ability to create life-giving plants through her hair. Her people are often misunderstood, and Rebekah must flee from a desperate man who seeks to obtain her hair in order to save his ill wife. When Rebekah’s path crosses with that of Martha’s, a mother who has lost her daughter to the same man, the two women must find a way to band together to save human and nornkind alike. Will Rebekah’s pursuer capture her? Will the plague upon the land be eradicated, or is a more sinister plot at work? Things are not what they seem in this story of loss, danger and triumph. Rebekah’s Refuge is a story of finding the inner strength to fight even when you feel alone and powerless.
I’m excited to announce that the book is now available for pre-order.
To pre-order visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GC3HNYB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_4zlACbVJFFBX3
ABOUT THE AUTHOR…
Meredith Leigh Burton was born on July 4, 1983. She attended the Tennessee School for the Blind and Middle Tennessee State University. Graduating in December of 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and theater, she then obtained her teaching certification for grades 7-12. She enjoys working with students, helping them to explore their own talents and learn self-expression through writing. She also enjoys helping with church activities. She resides in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Meredith is an author of young adult fantasy. Her recent release, Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption, is an anthology of fairy tale retellings that seek to explore the familiar tales in unique ways. Most of her works feature disabled protagonists who are called upon to fight against evil. All her characters face difficult obstacles and must find strength to fight. Meredith hopes to show her readers that disabilities are really blessings, that we all have gifts and long to make a difference in the world.
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Find her on Audible at: https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Beauty-Other-Tales-Redemption/dp/B07KBC52JJ/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1542207638&sr=8-1&keywords=blind+beauty+and+other+tales+of+redemption
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Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption is now also available on cartridge from the Tennessee branch of the National Library for Books and Accessible Media, (National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped). Meredith is working to get it uploaded on BARD, but that will take a while. People may call and request the book on cartridge.
To get in touch with Meredith email: firstname.lastname@example.org