Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 17, 2012
My mother told me my father held me as a newborn a couple of times, and then...he never came back. So begins Becoming a Woman of Substance, a remarkable memoir relating a complete picture of author Jennifer McKelvey’s life.
McKelvey pulls the reader in to a triumphant tale of an ugly duckling from a small town blossoming into a beautiful swan trying to survive in the big city in Becoming a Woman of Substance. Most times, she swims but occasionally she sinks. Either way, she was able to cross the vast lake of struggles and challenges, and emerge victorious in the end. Each chapter in this moving memoir details the sojourn of McKelvey into the woman of substance that she is today. The author wrote in the book’s introduction,
“I would be lying if I said that I have succeeded completely in becoming a woman of substance. Like everyone, I am a work in progress. I don’t know if I will ever emerge as a complete woman of substance, but I do know that it is a goal well worth the effort. Even if I do not hit every one of my ten qualities (listed in the book’s first page) all the time, I will continue striving to become a woman of substance because in doing so, I know that I cut a path of peace, joy, and kindness in the world; and it will be, in however small a way, a better place.”
Like a riveting and finely-written novel, Becoming a Woman of Substance is a storehouse of McKelvey’s fleetingly beautiful moments— the nuances and subtleties of each life fragment woven into a fine tapestry, that of a woman of substance.
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About the Author
Jennifer McKelvey was born and raised in small-town Attapulgus, Georgia. She graduated Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Marketing. Jennifer then began her federal government career with a four-year stint in the U. S. Army, where she served her entire career at the U. S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA. It was here that she was able to obtain her Masters’ in Public Administration. She then embarked upon her federal civilian career of which she has spent the past ten years. Jennifer now resides in Maryland where she actively serves as a mentor and foster mom to the youth she encounters and volunteers and serves a member of the board for a homeless shelter.
Becoming a Woman of Substance * by Jennifer McKelvey
Publication Date: February 3, 2012
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