Author Sharon Rowland’s new book “It All Began on Kennerly Street” is a gripping tale about a hospital patient recounting her lively life to her nightly patient sitter

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Recent release “It All Began on Kennerly Street” from Page Publishing author Sharon Rowland is the deeply personal story about Elizabeth, a character inspired by the author’s own mother, as she wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of how she ended up there and recounts the story of her vibrant life to the mysterious Aurora, her nightly patient sitter.

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Sharon Rowland, a first-time author inspired by the lively storytelling of her extended family’s large gatherings, has completed her new book “It All Began on Kennerly Street”: a gripping and potent anecdotal tale about one woman’s endlessly fascinating life.

“This story is based on the true life events of my mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Rowland,” writes author Sharon Rowland. “Also, within my writing, I wanted to give breath to the many stories my mother would often share about her life growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, with her siblings, and her many accounts of things that happened to her as an adult. She often would talk about the fun and exciting times she has had throughout her life walk—from the good ole days of apartment management, to the flamboyant characters at her work, to the many memorable interactions with family, friends, and church members."

“Although this book was mainly written for personal therapeutic purposes, it was also written for entertainment purposes as well. But it is my hope that the reader will walk away from it motivated to live their life in such a way that when it’s all said and done, their life story will be spoken well of and shared by others, inspiring future generations of storytellers. We all have millions of moments in life that we record and store in the recesses of our minds. These moments shape who we are and give spark to who we can become.”

Published by Page Publishing, Sharon Rowland’s captivating tale is based on the true life of the author’s mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Rowland. Elizabeth, the protagonist in the story, wakes up in the hospital one day with no recollection of how she became confined to a hospital bed in excruciating pain. While hospitalized, Elizabeth encounters the mysterious Aurora, Elizabeth’s nightly patient sitter, who is tasked with keeping watch over Elizabeth during the evening hours.

Elizabeth begins to recount her vibrant life story to Aurora, starting with childhood memories of growing up in St. Louis and ending up with her recent past. Elizabeth shares how her faith in God helped her navigate life’s most challenging moments. Elizabeth’s anecdotal narrations help the reader understand how everything that happens in life develops into a splendidly candid story that shows that life is meant to be lived unapologetically and shared equivocally.

Readers who wish to experience this potent work can purchase “It All Began on Kennerly Street” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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