SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWEB) November 03, 2011
In Brandee Nielsen’s new autobiography, Unforgotten (published by WestBow Press), she tells her life story, from her pleasant Catholic early childhood in Glendale Queens, New York, to living under the shadow of her mother’s alcohol abuse, to striking out on her own in Florida.
At the early age of five, Nielsen believed she was visited by angels in recurring dreams, inspiring her to find her voice and write her first song while day-dreaming about God and helping other children less fortunate in the world. By seven, her world and her dreams were quickly unraveled when her mother was clenched by addiction to alcohol and never returned sober again.
This turn of events thrusts Nielsen down an unguided path that leads to life-altering, and life-threatening experiences through her adolescent years, locked in an internal world of fear and isolation, emotional neglect, academic failure and embarrassment while surrounded by family addictions and other emotional dysfunctions.
Eventually finding balance, she unexpectedly rejects her belief in a higher power and darts down a self-centered course of indulgence and vanity. She becomes caught in the grip of her own addictions suffering extreme betrayal, codependency, domestic abuse and violence, keeping it all hidden beneath the surface where on top, she wears a mask painted with confidence, balance and success.
Finding herself standing at the edge of the same pool of alcoholism that drowned her mother, she is met by the Holy Spirit who reveals her distant faith wherein her early childhood dreams are unforgotten. She is given a choice to grasp the hand of recovery and live a life of true purpose.
About the Author
In addition to writing song lyrics, poetry, fiction and non-fiction, Brandee Nielsen is a servant of God, a published songwriter, a Christian music artist, an author, a mother, a sister, a friend and a daughter. She is the CEO of a non-profit foundation (http://www.believeinchrist.net) raising funds and awareness to help those who are addicted, abused, neglected and oppressed. Nielsen lives in Florida and also works within the corporate world as a product manager for a successful vendor solution within the global mobile telecom industry.
WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, the world’s premier Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI)—the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press will be evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit westbowpress.com or call 866-928-1240.