Saleemah L. Graham’s Moving Novel Tells the Story of a Young Girl’s Fight Through Life’s Toughest Challenges

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New book "When God Was Effervescent" reflects a true story of Shennah‘s journey to find true love and care that was lacking in her life.

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Her name is Hasheenah Olsten. But most people call her Sheenah, a young girl who is a product of a dysfunctional family and tumultuous lifestyle. From the moment her mother Mona and her father Sheppard broke up and their estranged relationship turned for the worst, Sheenah’s life has been in a mess as well.

"When God Was Effervescent", a riveting story of true inspiration written by author Saleemah L. Graham tells the story of Sheenah, a victim of abuse, maltreatment and abandonment. Her eyes burned from the things she has seen. Her ears pained from the things she has heard. Her heart aches from the hurt she has known and her mind burns with confusion.

Sheenah felt alone and nobody would like to listen to her. An illusion of hope is all she is pleading. She is angry, desperate and helpless. But what else needs to happen for change to come for Sheenah’s life? Will there still be hope for a better tomorrow?

When God Was Effervescent’ reflects the real story of a young girl’s fight through life’s toughest challenges.This captivating book is a perfect read that will remind readers that circumstances in one’s life doesn’t always dictate its outcome.

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About the Author

Saleemah L. Graham, MA is a New Jersey native who has over 13 years of experience in social services. She is a graduate of Benedict College in South Carolina and holds a dual Master’s degree from the Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. and has since served as a motivational speaker, mentor and life coach to men and women struggling to attain a better quality of life. Graham is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She comes from a very colorful background and has a great appreciation for the arts and spoken word. She is the mother of two children and her life’s motivation is to be a reflection of true spirituality and authenticity as well as learn to see God in every situation of her life.

When God Was Effervescent * by Saleemah L. Graham

Publication Date: July 26, 2013
Trade Paperback; $10.00; 90 pages; 978-1-4836-6919-9
Trade Hardback; $20.00; 90 pages; 978-1-4836-6920-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-6921-2

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