Mary Bottom-Tinsley’s debut novel sees renewed press campaign

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‘The Mother Who Was Once Denied’ endures tragedy, disfigurement, discrimination through hope, love, faith in God

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NEW YORK – Mary Bottom-Tinsley has had many conversations with others about family affairs and disappointments. Inspired by their stories, she wrote “The Mother Who Was Once Denied” (published by Xlibris) to portray what some families have to go through in the face of tragedy, discrimination and disfigurement stigma.

Set in the city of Jonesville, La., the story follows a happily married, God-fearing, Southern couple who encounter good and crucial times in their lives. When tragedy strikes, the mother, Minnie becomes facially disfigured and the father, Tom, takes away their youngest child to move to the city, abandoning his wife and their two older children. Though it broke her heart, Minnie never loses her faith even as she faced a judgmental world. Holding onto her family with hope, love and trust in God, she strives to live on, but her facial impairment makes it hard for her to find work. Minnie learns patience and waits on the Lord with great determination to rise above all difficulties that surround her during her darkest times.

In relating Minnie’s struggles, “The Mother Who Was Once Denied” weaves a compelling tale that shows how God never forsakes anyone, regardless of physical appearance. In reading this book, Bottom-Tinsley hopes for her readers to take away a clear thought of how to deal with truth and get the best result.

“The Mother Who Was Once Denied”
By Mary Bottom-Tinsley
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 145 pages | ISBN 9781441502438
E-Book | 145 pages | ISBN 9781462835089
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mary Bottom-Tinsley, born to Dock Fisher and Minerva Henderson-Fisher in the town of Jonesville, La. is the youngest of twelve siblings. The only means of work in Jonesville was farming and domestic work, at which she worked harder than her other siblings due to the fact that she was the last one to leave home. When Bottom-Tinsley graduated, she came to New York to live with one of her older sisters. Bottom-Tinsley met and married her first husband, they had four children, were divorced after 10 years. After 20 years, she married her current husband, who has three children from his first marriage. Bottom-Tinsley is the grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of five. As first lady of her church, she is a program organizer and a community activist. She loves people; she has a special passion for children. She writes poems, songs and plays, with the hope of someday publishing them all.

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