Deeply Personal Fiction Speaks to Readers Right from the Heart

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Merrinda Wright crafts an instantly engaging read that is at turns poignant, compelling and most of all, hopeful.

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Author Merrinda Wright writes an instantly engaging new read in Triumph, a wonderfully written piece of work that is based on the actual events that took place in the author’s life—from her childhood years to the time she hit retirement.

Triumph begins with the story of a poor little girl named Merrinda who grew up with turmoil, abandonment and abuse. Abused by her grandmother and abandoned by the father, she was moved from one place to another with no permanent home until she became a child-bride herself at the age of seventeen. With an on and off relationship with her cheating husband, she raised six children with no steady financial support. Living a life blanketed with hardships, daily toil and sacrifice, the child (now a woman) turned to the saving grace of religion by joining a local congregation.

Determined to make the most refreshing lemonade out of the lemons that life handed to her, Merrinda got back on track and went back to school where she earned two degrees. She then became a teacher for several private and public schools and raised her children in a loving home. Howbeit, it looks like her uphill battle with life has not come to a denouement yet. A lot of people at work, in the local congregation, and in the neighborhood were envious of her achievements and started hating her. Despite her popularity with the students, she was harassed and stalked by the people around her, particularly with her being a “black woman”. In between the pages of Triumph, readers will come to know the unspeakable suffering that Merrinda endured with the harassment, stalking and conspiracy that she had to go through for decades.

The author further wrote, “My story is to encourage women and men of all ages, and it is not going to be easy to overcome obstacles that will be placed in your pathway to success. Remember you are going to fall down many times. Do not let obstacles be the reason for you to fail. If you fall down, it is not the end. Get up and travel on your road to success. Do not forget that if you are going through trials, use the trials and obstacles for motivation, and it will help you to improve yourself to become a better person for you and your family.”

Brilliantly written and deeply personal, Triumph is a masterfully told tale that speaks right from the heart- poignant, compelling and most of all, hopeful.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012.

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TRIUMPH * by Merrinda Wright
Publication Date: March 22, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 276 pages; 978-1-4691-3349-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 276 pages; 978-1-4691-3350-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-3351-5

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