An Uplifting New Memoir Details Liz Ferro's Journey From Sexual Abuse Survivor to Founder of Girls with Sole

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Author Liz Ferro shares her life journey from foster child and sexual abuse survivor to founder of a nationally recognized running organization in a uniquely uplifting memoir, "Finish Line Feeling: Running with Power" is scheduled for release by Library Tales Publishing on November 5th, 2021.

Now available for pre-orders

Finish Line Feeling

"Like a traveler on a long and tiresome journey, the finish line beckons you with the rewards and riches that come from achieving your goal"

“Finish Line Feeling: Running with Power” is an uplifting and inspiring, yet raw and honest memoir of a young girl conquering the wrongs in her life by using unwavering determination, athleticism, and spirit. Liz Ferro clearly articulates the internal struggles of growing up female. Both her toils and her triumphs are immense, and her story is one that is relatable to every woman.

This uniquely uplifting memoir tells the compelling story of Ferro's journey from foster child and sexual abuse survivor to founder of the nationally recognized running organization, Girls With Sole. With brutal honesty, she writes about her own experiences of trauma, and how running, biking, and swimming pulled her through the toughest times imaginable, always reminding her of her own strength and worth. She writes about the challenges she's endured with humor and heart, always looking for the meaning in each and every experience.

This inspiring Cinderella story - which ends with Ferro being named as an honoree for Traditional Home Magazine's Classic Woman award - will inspire all readers, no matter their story or goals. Gritty, yet often humorously told, her story proves that with resiliency, anyone can be rewarded with the euphoria she calls the "finish line feeling."

"Like a traveler on a long and tiresome journey, the finish line beckons you with the rewards and riches that come from achieving your goal," she writes. "The warm beauty of the finish line after a race gives you the feeling of home, and makes all the efforts of getting there worthwhile."

"Finish Line Feeling: Running with Power" is now available for pre-orders in paperback and eBook and is slated for a November 5th release.

An Audible exclusive edition of her audiobook will be released on December 10th, 2021.

About the Author

Liz Ferro is an author, mom, wife, speaker, and the founder and CEO of Girls with Sole. As a child growing up in foster care, Ferro experienced sexual abuse but found solace in fitness, particularly swimming, biking, and running. The empowerment gained from sports led her to create the non-profit organization Girls with Sole, which has received extensive national attention for its innovative and successful program curriculum.

Ferro has completed more than seventy marathons, two 50K Ultras, five Ironman Triathlons, and countless road races and triathlons - including the epic and iconic Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California. She completed a 26.2 Marathon in all 50 states, as well as on the Great Wall of China. Ferro has been featured on the NBC TODAY show, in SELF, Runner's World, and Family Circle magazine. She is the recipient of the 2018 Smartwomen Award for Progressive Organization; 2017 Community Changemaker Award from the Ohio Alliance To End Sexual Violence; 2016 Medical Mutual NEO Pillar Award; 2015 Perspectives Women Who Excel Award; and the 2015 Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award.

To request a complimentary review copy of the book, or to schedule an interview with the author, please reach out to Deanna Nicacci at

Early Reviews

"A must-read of human triumph." ~ Katherine Boyd, Emmy-winning broadcast journalist and host.
"A raw narrative — sometimes sad, sometimes uplifting" ~

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