I am pleased to share with you the second author I am hosting for the RRBC Pay It Forward Week – please welcome to my blog Blaire Sharpe author of “Not Really Gone”
Blaire Sharpe holds master’s degrees in Business and Mental Health Counselling. She specialises in working with adults suffering from mood disorders and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Blaire lives in a suburb of Detroit with her husband, three children, and two dogs. This is her first book.
You can connect with Blaire on her blog, join her on facebook or follow her on twitter
Not Really Gone by Blaire Sharpe:
In every family there is a rock—the person that keeps things together. In Blaire Sharpe’s family, that rock was her grandma. As she shares the inspiring story of her relationship with her grandma, Blaire expands on the notion of what it really means to be loved.
When she was just an infant, Blaire’s troubled parents divorced. Since both parents were incapable of raising Blaire and her siblings, the children were slated for foster care—until their grandmother, Eleanor, stepped in to raise them as her own. As Eleanor valiantly struggled against a family legacy of alcoholism and depression, she modelled strength and wisdom to endure the most challenging of times. Still, Blaire’s life was not perfect. As she matured into adulthood, she battled addictions that eventually led her into recovery, just as Eleanor’s health began to decline. When she found herself sandwiched between two generations, each increasingly needy, Blaire poignantly reveals how she discovered the true meaning of love and commitment, and the essence of what it means to be a mother.
Fancy a little peak into the book – then check out Blaire’s blog for an excerpt
16 thoughts on “#PIF #RRBC Meet Blaire Sharpe”
I really love that cover! Have a great PIF day!
Good isnt it – simple but effective
Thanks for visiting 🙂
Nice post, Dawn! I have Blaire’s book on my kindle.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I’m currently reading Blaire’s book right now and I highly recommend it to everyone. That you so much for hosting her, Dawn. I hope you both have a wonderful PIF week!
It does sound like quite a read – certainly one I need to get to 😀
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One of those ‘must read’ books. Blaire – Business and Mental Health Counselling sound like strange bedfellows for joint honors, but we KNOW one can drive the other nuts (in no particular order!). Have got it on my TBR now 🙂
Thanks for hosting us today Dawn 😀
Thanks for visiting – it’s on my TBR list too 😀
Sounds very moving!
I imagine it will provide a few tears
Lovely post for Blaire, Dawn! Thanks so much for sharing.
Blaire, I just added this to my “must” read list. Your journey is truly inspiring. Congrats on MOW spot, too! 🙂
Wonderful look at Blaire. She is doing a terrific job as RAVE WAVES producer. Thanks Dawn.
Terrific post for Blaire, Dawn! Happy PIF week to both of you. 😀
Great blog post for Blaire. I have just linked up with both your blogs. Have a great PIF week!
What a piece of work we are as a species… It is a testament to the power of writing as part of the healing process that so many moving stories of challenges in childhood and struggles through adolescence and into adulthood are now being self-published. Kudos to all those with the strength to fight against addiction and the will to help others do so.
Great introduction to Blaire! The book cover is great and draws me in. It will have to be added to my TBR list!