I am a resilient woman who endured traumatic events that would cause most others to roll over and quit. The challenges of cancer, rape, marital abuse, jail, suicide attempt, loss of child and financial ruin coupled with a determination to succeed compelled me to write my memoir, Battered Hope, which was published last year. You may identify with me on many emotional terrains of love, loss, suffering, pain, heartbreak and ultimately renewal. This fast paced memoir reads with all the elements of a good novel - character, conflict, suspense and resolution. Follow my family through insurmountable hardships and witness the tenacity it takes for us to survive. Battered Hope is my true gripping story of hope, perseverance, and faith.