A sheep shearer and farmer shares a life-changing journey his family went on after a horrific car accident

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Dean Skewes announces the release of ‘I Drove a Red Car to a Better Me’

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We are exposed at every turn these days to negative news and suffering. It can be overwhelming but ultimately, we need to deal with our own dramas, and struggles.

“Three family members and I were involved in a horrific high speed head on collision in 2013, which left me with multiple broken bones, and resulted in a six year recovery. I wrote the book firstly as a legacy to pass on to my family, but in the process discovered that it was being therapeutic and helpful to my emotional recovery. I wrote the book as warts and all account of the roller coaster journey I lived over that six-year period,” Dean Skewes states.

In “I Drove a Red Car to a Better Me” (published by Balboa Press AU), Skews draws on his life experiences as a sheep shearer and farmer in sharing a life-changing journey that he and his family went on after a horrific car accident. He fought physical and emotional battles on a personal level while he and his wife battled the worst drought their family farm had experienced in 100 years. These experiences pushed him to the limit of what he thought he could handle, but in the end, it redefined him as a better person.

“We are exposed at every turn these days to negative news and suffering. It can be overwhelming but ultimately, we need to deal with our own dramas, and struggles,” Skewes says. “I managed to battle my way through a situation not of my choosing, or desire, and maybe, some of the ways I found to deal and cope with my dramas, can be of benefit to others as well.”

When asked what he wants readers to take away from this book, Skewes answers, “I would like readers to take a message of hope from my book, to find a path through life’s dramas, and maybe, better themselves in the process.” He adds, “I have now made the acquaintance of the better me. I am rather impressed. I hope he is proud of me and is ever mindful of how he came to be.” For more detail about this book, please visit https://www.balboapress.com/en-au/bookstore/bookdetails/820737-i-drove-a-red-car-to-a-better-me

“I Drove a Red Car to a Better Me”
By Dean Skewes
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 136 pages | ISBN 9781504324908
E-Book | `136 pages | ISBN 9781504324892
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dean Skewes is a 58-year-old man with very simple needs and wants. His life has been one of hard work. He shore sheep for a living for 32 years before his accident. He has been blessed with the most wonderful wife, Marise and three beautiful daughters, Sarah, Hannah and Zoe, and two grandsons Leo and Max. He had a very basic education. He never imagined himself a writer, although he do pen poetry and songs, purely for his family. The wonderful journey he had been on in the course of publishing this book has been one beyond his wildest dreams, and one he will treasure forever.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit balboapress.com.au or call 1-800-844-925.

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