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Monday, October 03, 2005

Novelist Joan Robertson Author of In The Winter of Her Season writes about triumph and hope

Brooklyn, New York - Novelist Joan Robertson Author of In The Winter of Her Season writes about triumph and hope

Brooklyn, New York - First-time Novelist Joan Robertson Author of In The Winter of Her Season writes about triumph and hope. Every year, publishers receive hundreds of thousands of manuscripts from would be authors, hoping for a chance at their first bestseller. Joan Robertson was no different. As a self-proclaimed conqueror of life's storms, Joan Robertson believes she was destined to write her first novel, In The Winter Of Her Season (http://www.publishamerica.com) , June 2005, softcover/$19.95). After years of work, Robertson's book is finally available.

The book chronicles the life of Sandra Hamilton, a young businesswoman, who travels to Massachusetts to help care for her cancer-stricken father. Upon arriving, Sandra is haunted by the ghosts of her childhood, and suffers many painful losses, causing her to spiral into deep-rooted despair. Through inspiration and the insight of a trusted confidant, Sandra comes to believe that she can transcend her challenges, cultivating a connection with her own inner voice and finally revealing her family's secrets. In the end, Sandra learns the lesson of forgiveness, and rediscovers faith, love, God, and herself.

Robertson believes her message is a timely one. Today, women suffer depression in far greater numbers than men, the result of stress, strain, pressure, and even abuse. "Sandra's journey is laced with heartache, but also humor and probing realism," says Robertson. "The story invites women to evaluate the trials of their lives, gaining wisdom, meaning, and strength from them."

Joan Robertson has twenty years of experience as a technical writer, but her love for creative writing as a tool for healing goes much farther. In addition to In the Winter of Her Season, Robertson is also a published poet.

Joan Robertson has participated in workshops by the international organization Voices in Action (Voices In Action is an international organization providing assistance to adult and adolescent victims of child sexual abuse and other sexual trauma, including rape. They help victims become survivors and create accurate public awareness of the prevalence of child sexual abuse and other sexual trauma, its impact, and ways in which it can be prevented or stopped through educational programs), located in Cincinnati, Ohio,

She has also participated in the Women’s Health Expo and Film Festival at LIU’s Brooklyn Campus, and other events around the country.


For more information, or to purchase a copy of In the Winter of Her Season, visit http://www.joanrobertsonnovelist.com. Joan Robertson’s novel is also available at http://www.cushcity.com, Hue-man’s Bookstore, Sister’s Uptown Bookstore which are located in Harlem, New York

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