Survival Girl: Gritty, Inspiring Story of Heartbreak and Challenge Told in New Memoir
Tanya is a young woman on the emotional mend, and the ultimate Survival Girl. Her touching true story is told in all its tender detail in new non-fiction.
Fontana, CA – When all seems hopeless, one girl learns to live with determination and grit. It’s one young woman’s story of heartbreak, tragedy and ultimate healing in the newly released memoir from author, Survival Girl. The book is published by Outskirts Press.
Growing up in a troubled family with an abusive, alcoholic father, Tanya has skewed ideas about love and security that lead her into dangerous situations. Forced to leave home, she thrust into a series of hair-raising trials and tribulations, including a stint in jail. She’s a young woman whose life dreams are seriously derailed as she puts her life on hold to find her path.
Tanya is not the sort going to give up so easily. In Pete, the handsome deacon of her church, she is sure that she has found true love. But life still has a few surprises in store for her.
Survival Girl has valuable life lessons for the reader on issues women face every day, including the idea that each of us must learn from other people’s examples, that love and forgiveness are better than self-pity, and that no matter what we go through, each of us must take charge of our own lives, rather than look to others to save us. Tanya’s gritty, inspiring story shows that decisions have consequences, and that challenges are there to get one to the next level.
About the book: Survival Girl by Carolyn Jernigan ISBN: 978-1-4787-0207-8 Publisher: Outskirts Press Date of publish: October 31, 2013 Pages: 313 S.R.P.: $15.95
About the author: Carolyn Jernigan’s life lessons have been valuable to her in the process of writing. As a child, she always believed that adults did whatever they wanted to do, and owned the world. When she grew up and entered the adult world, however, she discovered that this was far from true. In navigating the real world, she has discovered principles of life that are useful to everyone, which she generously shares in this book.