Pat Willene releases ‘Celebration(s)’

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New book captures harrowing life journey of two sisters

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story of two sisters who grew up with a violent, alcoholic father, who abused them physically, sexually and philosophically

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – The author Pat Willene’s sister died at the age of 49 from colon cancer. The author wanted to show their relationship as simple “heroes” in their survival from childhood violence, to becoming viable, intelligent women despite their background.

Celebration(s)” (published by AuthorHouse) is the story of two sisters who grew up with a violent, alcoholic father, who abused them physically, sexually and philosophically. Somehow, however, they were able to survive his sick ways and become meaningful women in life. It is the story of survival and to show that domestic violence existed as much back in the 1940’s as it does now.

It is the story of common people, not movie stars or political families. It demonstrates how people, now perhaps in their 60’s or 70’s may have also lived the same kind of life but were too embarrassed to reveal it.

By Pat Willene
Softcover | 5x8 in | 372 pages | ISBN 9780759660915
E-Book | 372 pages | ISBN 9780759660908
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Pat Willene writes under a pseudonym to preserve the anonymity of her surviving family. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and worked as a social worker for six years in the area of Single Parent Service, Foster Care Home finding, Adoption Home finding and Old Age Assistance. Subsequently, she was supervisor of the Para-Legal Division of a law enforcement agency in the area of Child Support for nine years, receiving commendation from the Maryland House of Delegates for her work. Later, she was Chief of Domestic Violence for the same agency.

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