New poetry collection chronicles recovery from addiction

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Lorraine S. Gamble shares her story of alcohol addiction to inspire others in ‘My Eyes Are Open Now’

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Author Lorraine S. Gamble chronicles her alcohol addiction and how she overcame it in her new collection of poetry, “My Eyes Are Open Now: A Book of Poems” (published by Balboa Press).

The poems in “My Eyes Are Open Now” follow Gamble’s journey as she struggles to come to terms with her addiction and seek help. Many of her poems reflect on the pain and isolation that Gamble experienced as a result of her addiction.

Through faith and spirituality, Gamble was able to overcome her addiction. Her poems capture the wisdom and spiritual guidance she garnered over the course of her healing. Through her book, she hopes to inspire others to overcome their own addictions and keep their spiritual eyes open.

“I use writing as a creative outlet to help me heal,” Gamble says. “The poems are meant to encourage healing in others.”

An excerpt from the poem “Open Eyes” featured in “My Eyes Are Open Now”:

“My eyes were closed for so many years.
It was very difficult to see through the tears.
My very existence was living a lie.
It didn’t matter how hard I would try.”

“My Eyes Are Open Now”
By Lorraine S. Gamble
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781504328647
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781504328623
E-Book | 126 pages | ISBN 9781504328630
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lorraine S. Gamble has a certificate and special needs citation in early childhood education. She worked with children with special needs for 30 years. She was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta.

Balboa Press is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genres. Through an alliance with supported self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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