Author Myrtle Debra Sydney Salim Announces the Release of ‘A Diamond in the Rough’

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How looking after an elderly couple changed the author’s life.

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I hope my story will touch the hearts of anyone who reads it regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or where they came from, especially single mothers who have to look for work. It will increase their faith in a higher power.

The new book “A Diamond in the Rough” (published by iUniverse) is a memoir of the events that changed author Myrtle Debra Sydney Salim’s outlook on life.

In April 2011, Salim suffered an automobile accident that left her with debilitating pain that needed neck surgery. Faced with mounting medical and rehabilitation bills, Salim was forced to take a job caring for an elderly couple. The book details Salim’s relationship with the elderly couple and how they expanded her intellectual horizons. To her immense surprise, the assignment became less of a job and more of a hobby. Moreover, caring for the couple eventually proved to be therapeutic.

This inspirational true story shows that when one gives a little love, they get it back a hundredfold. Salim found that while she thought she was looking after the senior citizens, the truth was that they were looking after her, and caring for her. Her story proves that every cloud has a silver lining and will motivate those going through a tough time in their lives.

“I hope my story will touch the hearts of anyone who reads it regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or where they came from, especially single mothers who have to look for work. It will increase their faith in a higher power,” states Salim.

A Diamond in the Rough
By Myrtle Debra Sydney Salim
Hardcover | 5 x 8 in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781475997521
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781475997514
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Myrtle Debra Sydney Salim emigrated to the U.S. in 1989 from Trinidad. She has previously written two books, "The Boy Who Knocked on my Window" in 2010 and "I Followed the Point" in 2012. Salim is passionate about caring for others and writing about her life experience.

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 BarnesandNoble.com. 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 iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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