One Woman’s Inspirational Story of Love and Light Presented in New Book

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Author Debra John writes fresh new fiction based on personal life

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Amelia’s Gift (published by Balboa Press) is a captivating story based on true events in the life of author Debra John. It is an inspirational love story on many levels, told through the eyes of the main character, Lisa Marie Anderson.

An ever-smiling optimist who never misses a meal, Lisa is the daughter of loving mother and housewife Amelia and her father Edward Anderson, a World War II and Korean combat veteran. The fourth of six children, Lisa relies on her positive outlook and sense of humor to cope with a father who abuses alcohol. When she later marries a man who also turns to alcohol after 20 years of marriage, her patience and humor are soon overshadowed.

Lisa’s life becomes entangled, yet hopeful, with a spirit-guided message from her mother, as well as ballroom dancing, Caribbean cruises, and meeting Alex, a guy who just can’t seem to find the right wristwatch.

“In writing this story, my wish is to provide hope and inspiration to anyone who is living with alcoholic parents or spouses,” explains John.

Amelia’s Gift presents an interesting case of how spiritual messages can play an important role in people’s everyday lives.

In addition to being easy to read, Amelia’s Gift includes real-life situations that readers can easily relate to, each embellished with humorous events sure to entertain.

About the Author
Born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Debra John lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida. After 34 years as an executive secretary for the U.S. government, she is now fulfilling her dream of becoming a published author. An avid reader of books on romance and spirituality, she has combined both topics to create a unique story.

Balboa Press, a division Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.


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