New Book Cheerleads Miracles in Foster Care System

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Author Paula Ann Kyle’s story of success will provide hope and inspiration to fostered children.

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In the 1970s Paula Ann Kyle lived in seven different foster homes. It is this experience that she mines in her new book    “On the Edge of Unthinkable” (published by iUniverse). “This is my gift of hope to today’s foster children,” she says.

This three-generation memoir describes Kyle’s journey in the foster care system, starting in 1974 when she and her two sisters were abruptly taken from their family and unceremoniously deposited in three separate foster homes. “On the Edge of Unthinkable” ultimately describes the ramifications Kyle’s childhood had on many relationships throughout her life.

Readers will read about the heroes of Kyle’s childhood, including her dedicated case manager and her final foster parents, all of whom she credits in great part with her success.

Despite the many negative reviews of foster care, Kyle maintains that it can and does work miracles. “As a former foster child I could never find a story with a positive outcome,” she says. “It has been almost two years since this story was launched into production in a previous issue; it has become obvious to me that, especially foster children, read this story in different code of hope and inspiration.”

In addition, Kyle has been pleased with the book’s early reception. “It has been used,” she notes, “by both high school classes and university-level social work classes.”

About the Author
Born in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California in 1961, Paula Ann Kyle could have never imagined the winding road life had in store for her. From her turbulent beginnings as a Marine and, eventually, Army brat, being shuttled from one military base to another along with her siblings, to the trauma and heartache of losing her mother at the age of 11, the horrors that were to follow were all parts of the path toward becoming the confident and charismatic women she is now. Kyle became a wife and mother of two children. Now residing in small town in Ohio, Kyle enjoys the serenity of her cabin in the woods. Kyle’s newest and most joyful role is being a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren.

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 @iuniversebooks on Twitter.


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