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Book Signing with Charlotte Gatlin

Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and meet Charlotte Gatlin and pick up a signed copy of her book, Real, A Mom’s Journey from Expectation to Reality.

November 30th 1pm-4pm

” I’ve always wanted to become an author, there was this underlying feeling of what if I told my story. After facing some personal issues this year – I started dating someone who I thought was a really good thing until he pulled the rug out from under me and I was really disheartened. Literally that next week I decided to sit down and type out my handwritten journals. This was in February 2019 – I was published under WestBow Press in late June 2019! Pretty quick process and emotional to say the least.

My book, titled “Real, A Mom’s Journey from Expectation to Reality,” is my story/life during the time when my husband was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I am vulnerable in sharing my personal journals from 2010-2015, in hopes I can show others {that how they feel while supporting a loved one with mental illness} – they are not alone. I struggled to find anyone to confide in who truly understood what life looked like for me and for my kids. I finally got into counseling and that helped me tremendously. During my divorce that I finally had courage to file for, I was dealt with some “consequences” by my husband that included bankruptcy, foreclosure and a house with barely any furniture to speak of. The week my divorce was final, my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and we lost him eleven months later. So… very pivotal time in my life. What I want more than anything is to be used as an encouragement to others in situations similar to mine. To encourage HOPE. “


Saturday, November 30, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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