What I find most gratifying about my job is getting to work with some of the most positive and radiant people on the planet. The Author of Daddyless not Fatherless, Richelle, and I met through Facebook. We finally had to opportunity to chat and discuss life goals over the phone and I felt like I had known this woman since playground days. I got the awesome opportunity to attend and shoot her book signing event.
The book Signing was held at the North Tampa Library. The room was decorated by Lux Fetti Events and the cupcakes were created by Fe’s Cupcakes. Richelle’s make up was done by Nicki Mac Makeup and she was styled by Styles by Katrina.
A word from the Author…
What or who inspired you to start writing?
Well my personal testimony of growing up without my biological father is what initially inspired it. I always wanted to write about the ways that I tried to cope, heal, and discover myself without him. However, my grandmothers sickness last Spring is what inspired me to start writing it. She raised me since the age of 2 and she’s always been both mom and dad to me. Having to face both her sickness and death last year caused me to examine my identity as child. I had to face the reality that the woman I considered mother and father was no longer going to be here–so who was I? Who did I have now? The Lord showed me that I was always His and it was in this knowing that I learned myself as Daughter and was able to cope with parental wounds that were unresolved. I learned who I was, in losing the one that I thought my identity was in. My journey into learning God as Father and ultimately writing this book, started when losing my Grandmother was becoming and ultimately became a reality for me.
What’s book about?
The book is about the effects of growing up without a healthy relationship with your father and how to receive healing from those wounds. It discusses the different types of dysfunction fathers, the difficulty of forgiveness, ways we are effected relationally due to father wounds, and ultimately looking to Christ to heal those wounds. It’s a book filled with transparency and honesty, that I hope will bring my readers to examine their heart and their hurts. My prayer is that they learn God as Father and receive the healing they need from the wounds they may have carried or currently carry because of an unhealthy relationship with their fathers.
How can people find and buy your book?
The book is available on my website www.showthosescars.com