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Author writes of her journey to truth in new memoir

We all lie like hell

The art of confession has become just that, an art. Yet, the reality of confessing is a much earthier – dirtier – thing. “We all lie like hell,” says Dr. Brad Blanton, a popular psychotherapist who has studied the effects of lying. “It wears us out. It is the major source of all human stress. Lying kills people.”

This is a notion that author and minted truth-teller Olive May understands very well. Open her captivating new book, Deathbed Confessions: My Twisted Anecdotes for Quenching My Thirst for the Truth (published by Trafford Publishing), and you’ll read this straightforward advice: “Confess! Confess your love, your hate, your lust—everything. By the time you are on your deathbed and feel the urge to do these things, it will be far too late.”

It’s advice May has taken to heart.

In her own eyes, May had lived her life in lies and deceit. Every decision she made was influenced by self-doubt and judgment. Born the seventh child of a tormented woman, May suffered the loss of her mother during her first year of life. She would eventually be adopted by her mother’s ex-husband and his current wife. Her unconventional childhood laid the groundwork for a life that often chose lies over truth. But with an unbreakable spirit, she overcomes her dishonesty and clings to telling the truth, no matter the situation.

While the idea of deceit may seem foreign to many of us, it is perhaps more prevalent than we would like to believe, After all, even our “white lies” fit the bill. How often do we tell the truth when someone asks, ‘How are you?’. May urges us to tell the truth each and every time.

In Deathbed Confessions, May has crafted an intimate portrait of her journey from darkness to light, opening the door for us all to do the same.

Olive May lives in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and has grown up all over the world. She now lives with her husband and two children, all of whom stand by her side, supporting her writing every step of the way.

Trafford Publishing is a premier book publisher for emerging, self-published authors. For more information, please visit Trafford publishing.


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