Author Arlene Rogers Wilhite’s new book “Sidewalk Tales” is a collection of seventeen short stories offering a clear-eyed view of the challenges of her life

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Recent release “Sidewalk Tales: A Compilation of 17 Short Stories of the Best Years of My Life” from Page Publishing author Arlene Rogers Wilhite is a therapeutic journey that has helped her to face her childhood sexual abuse, her alcohol and drug addictions, incarceration, her bullying and being a bully, and her fears of believing that she was worthless and had no future because she was tainted, and no one would love or respect her.

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Arlene Rogers Wilhite is a married mother, grandmother, and woman of faith presently pursuing a doctoral degree with the goal of helping to rebuild the hopes and dreams of children and adults in her economically depressed hometown of Blythe, California. She has completed her new book “Sidewalk Tales: A Compilation of 17 Short Stories of the Best Years of My Life”: a candid memoir and her first published work.

The author writes, “‘Sidewalk Tales’ is a compilation of seventeen short stories about events that happened in my life and were centered around happenings on sidewalks. I always wanted to write about my life story because I felt that I could help someone who might have gone through some of the hardships I did and to share the joys I had as a child and student coming up in the streets and schools of Los Angeles California. This book could have been called porch tales or school tales and even life’s tales; but ‘Sidewalk Tales’ came about as I walk along the sidewalks of San Bernardino, California, and stumped my toe on a rock that lie on a sidewalk pane. I noticed names carved in the cement and became interested in what those names meant. Why would anyone write their names in cement, particularly across from the San Bernardino train station? And as my mind began to create stories about those names, I began to wonder about the many times. Something had happened to me on a sidewalk, and I remember saying if only sidewalks could talk (like if the fly on the walk could talk), what stories could be told, and hence the title of my book came to life.

What made this slab of cement even more exciting to me is when I mentioned it to one of my stepdaughters and found out that she and her sister knew the guys whose names were engraved in that cement. I knew then it was a sign for me to sit down and write my book. I had found my approach because I didn’t want to write an autobiography or a wellness book, but I wanted to write about my life in a way that was for anyone to understand and with the hopes that it would heal someone. This book has been healing for me as a writer who experienced growth from each story held deep within me, but I knew it was only through telling my stories would that my healing would come, a self-healing with a spiritual guidance of some sort; and I hope that it is a portal to someone else’s wellness for whatever reason is needed.”

Published by Page Publishing, Arlene Rogers Wilhite’s engrossing book is a candid autobiographical reflection on her life, her daunting personal challenges, and the strength and redemption she found in her faith.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Sidewalk Tales: A Compilation of 17 Short Stories of the Best Years of My Life” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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