Author Constance H. Porter honors her grandmother in her new memoir

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‘Dagon: She Made a Difference’ details a woman’s example of unconditional love

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Growing up hearing stories about her family history, Constance H. Porter was encouraged to share about her grandmother who taught her values, ethics and morals through example. To pay tribute to the woman whom she owed her life to, Porter releases a new memoir detailing her grandmother’s story.

“Dagon: She Made a Difference” (published by Balboa Press) is a narration of how a woman lived through many changes in her life yet never lost a sense of her values and ethics. Born in 1875, Porter’s grandmother Anne Thompson, was raised in a “Free Thinking Spiritual Beliefs” as her parents conformed to this belief. At a young age, both of her parents died and then, she was adopted by her uncle. The first three years of her life were difficult she changed from a loving belief system to a conservative belief system. Despite these, she held on to her core values. Her example shaped Porter to who she is today.

“My brother and I grew up in a household with an angry father and a never present mother. My maternal grandmother lived with my family. She was my safe spot in an unsafe home. She was always home when we came home from school,” Porter says. “She taught us values, ethics, morals without lecturing us. She taught by example. I am the person I am today because my grandmother lived with my family when I grew up.”

The book appeals to most readers as they all live with a family. Though set in between the 19th and 20th century, readers can still learn from Thompson’s story as it discusses death of a parent, adoption, and change in a caregiver’s belief system, child abuse and redemption.

“For a mature reader, the reminder anyone can make a difference in the life of another person. For a younger reader, there are people who can support you. I encourage you to look for them such as an aunt, uncle, or cousin or grandparent,” she adds. To know more about the book, visit

“Dagon: She Made a Difference”
By Constance H. Porter
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 182    pages | ISBN 9781982235086
Softcover | 6x9 in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781982235086
E-Book | 182 pages | ISBN 9781982235093
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Constance H. Porter grew up in a working-class family in Los Angeles. She now lives in southern Nevada and works as a healer and storyteller. Porter spends time writing every day with her companion, a Snowshoe Siamese cat who watches her type.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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