Coming-Of-Age Memoir Narrates Life of Southern Gen X Tomboy

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Donna Elks announces release of ‘Possum Track Chronicles’

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Donna Elks returns to the publishing scene with the release of “Possum Track Chronicles” (published by AuthorHouse), a true coming-of-age memoir of a Southern Generation X tomboy, born different yet wanting to belong, overcoming abuse and poverty with family, faith and love.

It is the 1970s, in a tiny town called Chocowinity where Elks grew up. She came from a family “where alcohol and substance abuse became the norm.” When her father’s alcoholism and violence reached its worst, the young family is spirited away for protection, and her parents divorced.

Soon her father’s demons re-emerge and he falls into depression characterized by more substance abuse. Several times, their loving extended family comes to the rescue. Among the layers and human elements of her story, lies an ominous secret.

“Now more than ever in the frenetic busyness of modernity, we need to remember the people, places, and experiences that made us who we are. I hope my story encourages someone to own their story, learn from their experiences, and continue bravely in their journey to becoming who they were meant to be,” Elks shares.

"Possum Track Chronicles" reads with the honesty of a personal diary and the wit, depth, and charm of a classic American story. "It reminds readers," says the author, "that we can love and forgive those who have hurt us; and that people can forgive themselves for things they cannot be."

“Possum Track Chronicles”
By Donna Elks
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 386 pages | ISBN 9781546211877
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 386 pages | ISBN 9781546211860
E-Book | 386 pages | ISBN 9781546211884
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Donna Elks was born in Washington on the Inner Banks and grew up in a little town called Chocowinity. She joined the U.S. Coast Guard right after high school, proudly serving 11 years. Currently, she lives in Raleigh and works as an operations manager in the information technology field. She volunteers in animal rescue and enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading, gardening and the outdoors, especially the water. Elks also enjoys history and music, and was once a disc jockey on local radio in Eastern North Carolina.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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