Wayman Publishing Signs Author and Motivational Speaker Karl Schonborn

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Wayman Publishing to Publish Author and Motivational Speaker Karl Schonborn's Memoir "Cleft Heart: Chasing Normal".

Motivational Speaker and Author Karl Schonborn

“A poignant, heartfelt tale of endurance and hope. Schonborn’s story is an inspiration to all who endure physical or mental health challenges and those who care about them.”
-John Kerry (US Secretary of State)

“A poignant, heartfelt tale of endurance and hope. Schonborn’s story is an inspiration to all who endure physical or mental health challenges and those who care about them.”        
-John Kerry (US Secretary of State)

Wayman Publishing has just inked a deal to publish "Cleft Heart: Chasing Normal" by author Karl Schonborn. Upon reading this extraordinary memoir, several editors at Wayman Publishing say they instantly knew Schonborn's manuscript was what they'd been searching for. Wayman Publishing, one of the fastest growing publishers in the western states, works tirelessly to publish and promote quality over quantity by releasing novels that will uphold Wayman's slogan that "The Right Words Can Change Lives." Schonborn's memoir is no exception.

The book, the only memoir written by a cleft about the cleft-palate experience, is a highly-acclaimed coming-of-age memoir that readers will never forget. Wayman is proud to announce that Schonborn's memoir will be available on October 1st, 2013 in paperback and eBook format.

"Cleft Heart" is about a kid, bullied for his unintelligible speech and teased because a heart defect prevents him from playing sports. He fights back, becoming a star debater in high school and at Yale. Schonborn survives prejudice, violence, and family tragedy. Yet, against all odds—even after his beautiful mother kills herself and he's left to pick up the pieces—Schonborn heroically prevails.

By incorporating entwined love stories, family mysteries, tragedies and triumphs, Schonborn has written a gripping memoir that will touch those who read it.

Everyone can relate to this youth, trying to find his place in the world. But what makes this story unique is that Schonborn overcame despite having birth defects and losing a parent. This story—about the love of a mother for her son, the love of that son for one of the few girls who fully accepts him, and the love of life that propels him through daunting challenges—is excellent in the telling. It will change those who read it, giving them a deeper understanding of how to truly overcome and succeed despite all odds.

EARLY PRAISE for "Cleft Heart"
"Gives hope to all who endure physical or mental health challenges or disabilities. Additionally, Cleft Heart reads like a mystery book and has a love story to boot."
-Ronald Iverson, MD, Adjunct Prof Stanford U. Former President AmSocPlastic Surgeons.

"Schonborn’s courage and candor are impressive as he tells of trying to become 'normal' despite endless visits to the doctors and speech therapists who give him a fighting chance at proving naysayers wrong."
-Rhoda Agin, Ph.D. (Internationally known Speech Therapist & Author)

For more about Karl Schonborn please visit his site: http://karlschonborn.com/

To schedule an interview with author Karl Schonborn, please contact: editors(at)waymanpublishing(dot)com

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