Abby Kirk Ramsey Announces Release of ‘The Wilshire Visa’

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New book takes readers through one woman’s journey to find where she belonged.

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This book confirms the idea of true community being possible in the unlikeliest of places within a teeming metropolis.

In “The Wilshire Visa” (published by AuthorHouse), Abby Kirk Ramsey shares with the reader Los Angeles in 1990, as seen from a city bus on her daily 65-minute trip to work in the hour before dawn. In this darkest season of her life, she had no way of knowing how profoundly that ride five days a week would alter her outlook, leading her to an improved view of her fellow Los Angelenos -- and herself -- thanks to the compassionate presence of Driver No. 2815. This book confirms the idea of true community being possible in the unlikeliest of places within a teeming metropolis.

An excerpt from “The Wilshire Visa”:

"Well, you be careful walking those two blocks every morning, you hear?" His voice is not light and casually friendly now. It is dead serious, policemanly, probation-officerly. A man giving serious advice to which serious attention is to be paid. "You ought to be thinking," he adds after a block or two of silence, "about moving somewhere a little safer. You know, West Side, maybe? Since you appear to be workin' in Santa Monica?"

I resist without much effort the urge to say to him, "Look, until three months ago I was living right in Santa Monica. And I packed up and left there, moved here to downtown L.A., as a free choice. You should stop worrying about it because I am exactly where I want to be, for reasons you would never understand. Give it a rest, will ya?"

“The Wilshire Visa”
By Abby Kirk Ramsey
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781481760904
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781481760911
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Abby Kirk Ramsey, now a resident of Vermont, worked as a medical transcriptionist for several decades. She currently spends twenty hours weekly as a volunteer for RagDolls2Love.org, making cuddly dolls for children in many countries facing the tragedies and deprivations that war and natural disasters bring. In addition, the author is at work on a second book, a collection of memoirs of America's seniors.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, 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 authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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