New Book Educates Readers About Elderly Abuse

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Ross-Holley’s “Come Back, Julia!” uses her own familial experience to teach valuable lessons

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Vera V. Ross-Holley’s new nonfiction book “Come Back, Julia! A Tale of Love, Loves Lost, Abuse, and the Come Back!” (published by iUniverse) is the story of a strong woman who succumbed when the challenges in her life weighed her down and broke her spirit.

“My mother suffered abuse at the hands of family members and acquaintances that probably impacted her physical and mental health,” Ross-Holley says. “It was important for me to tell her story in hopes of helping other families prevent some or all of the challenges that my mother faced.”

There is much for readers to learn from the lived experiences of Julia, the main character in this book, including how to access resources that may prevent a loved one from experiencing the abuse that Julia suffered. Julia lost many battles, but the loss of loved ones impacted her life the most.

“Come Back, Julia!” is, Ross-Holley believes, a socially-relevant – even necessary – cautionary tale. “The growing population of elderly people warrants attention from those who provide physical and mental health services,” she says. “Those who are employed to address issues related to the overall well-being of the elderly, and those who have assumed the responsibilities under the umbrella of caregiver have an enormous responsibility that has no room for negligence.”

About the Author
Vera V. Ross-Holley, a former principal in the Baltimore City Public School System, and the product of that same system, has devoted the past seven years to taking care of her mother indirectly and directly. Prior endeavors include a commitment to impacting the lives of children through organized club activities for 23 years. In recognition for her dedication to children, she was nominated for and received a Channel 13 Salute. As a retired administrator, Ross-Holley is now preparing and bracing herself for a return to school settings with the goal of informing decisions related to disciplining children in public schools.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebook on Twitter.

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