Julie K. Parrott shares story of courage amidst adversity

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Recently released biography follows one woman’s quest to acceptance, truth and happiness.

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Julie K. Parrott celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the recently released biography, “Cost of Truth” (published by Xlibris AU). This new book chronicles the incredible life story of Donna Gordon who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds.

Donna, a devout Catholic woman, spent three years as a novice and later postulant nun, before marrying a man who had trained to be a priest, sharing a thirteen year loving marriage and five children. However, life was not what it seemed when Donna discovered she was gay. This sadly meant her children never again lived with her, her mother was unable to accept her new life, and her marriage was annulled without her consent. In spite of her daily pain, Donna remained steadfast in her faith, becoming an inspiration for her self-acceptance, openness and most of all, her courage.

When Donna shared her extraordinary life, Parrott offered to write her story for her children and grandchildren to understand this exceptional journey. With the decision to publish, Parrott hopes it will also give voice to others who are experiencing similar changes in their lives and share a part of society which is not often made public.

Deeply moving, raw and inspiring, “Cost of Truth” is a story of how truth, honesty and courage is the way to happiness.

“Cost of Truth”
By Julie K. Parrott
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781499000900
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781499000894
E-Book | 228 pages | ISBN 9781499000917
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
In 1988, Julie K. Parrott was recognized in the Women’s Register for her contribution to the Northern Territory community and in 2000 was awarded the Australian Sports Medal. Parrott remains committed to helping people put into words the stories they have to tell, believing it is the honest battlers from the suburbs who have some of the most sensitive, interesting and fascinating tales to share.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit xlibrispublishing.com.au or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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