Author Phyllis Barker-Pittman Unveils Her Life Story

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New book chronicles one woman’s triumphant journey through life amidst trials, tribulations

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Inspired by unpleasant relationships and painful life experiences, author Phyllis Barker-Pittman writes “I’m Glad You Know Me!” (published by iUniverse). This moving memoir shares her life story, how she came close to dying three times, how she passed through the trials and tribulations and by God’s grace, grew to know his abiding presence and loving care.

Barker-Pittman began writing this memoir decades ago and has found the perspective offered by time’s passing a blessing. After having survived a close encounter with death, she and her family avoided a head-on highway collision. She has witnessed God’s power to work both on the peaks and in the valleys of life. Enduring trials has given her an insight: “Do not give up. Love, find your fate, and, above all, forgive!”

Written in friendly and conversational tone, “I’m Glad You Know Me!” lets readers traverse the life-altering jolts and dips as well as the easier stretches of routine days. The journey ends with a close encounter of the third kind, one more wonderful and miraculous than a movie-title reference would imply. Barker-Pittman believes that life is too short to cling to painful experiences. She encourages readers to let go and forgive one another instead.

An excerpt from the book:
The still quietness, twilight of the night and scarce motion of traffic made the travel very relaxing that calm caused sleep to fall upon the passengers. Suddenly momma awakened and yelled, “Shag grab the wheel!”

“I’m Glad You Know Me!”
By Phyllis Barker-Pittman
Softcover | 6x9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491769041
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781491769058
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Phyllis Barker-Pittman, born in Racine, and now a retired registered nurse, has served as a parish nurse. She and her husband of 46 years have raised three children and now enjoy eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She attends church, sings, takes nature walks, gardens and encourages others.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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