Monday, January 20, 2014

Announcing the Scattered Links Book Tour and Giveaway for a Bracelet and $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Scattered Links is a novel that pulls its characters from the gutters and, in the end, celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit.

Thirteen-year-old Oksana lives on the streets of Russia with her pregnant mama and abusive aunt, both prostitutes. When Mama swells into labor, Oksana makes a decision to save herself from abandonment, a decision that torments her forever. When her plan fails and her aunt dumps her in an orphanage, she never has the chance to say goodbye to her mama or tell her the secret that haunts her.

Scattered Links is a story of family and the consequences that come from never learning how to love, of a girl’s inability to bond with her adopted family and the frustrations that follow.

How can a child understand the mechanics of forming a healthy relationship when she never had a mother who answered her cries, held her when she was frightened, fed her when she was hungry, or loved her unconditionally?

Only when the child meets a rescued abused horse, and recognizes the pain in his eyes, does she begin to trust again.

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Scattered Links, (initially titled Love Is Just a Word), was the winner of the 2013 Aspiring Writers Competition, sponsored by Write on Con and The Reading Room. Scattered Links was intended to show a glimpse into the life of a child with reactive attachment disorder (RAD), so prevalent in children who never had unconditional love in infancy.

This novel was inspired by Michelle’s journey to Russia to adopt her orphan daughter. Upon seeing the neglect of orphanage children and learning of the effects of RAD in post-institutionalized children, Michelle researched this disorder, committed to giving her daughter the best chance at a healthy life. Sadly, many parents can’t cope with the behavior from kids with RAD and re-home their children.

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About the author:

Michelle grew up in the ╩╝burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital, Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting -- without drama -- Michelle discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which might come in handy with book reviews. Michelle blogs at Random Writing Rants where she teaches and encourages writers about how to get published.

Follow Michelle:

Website link: http://www.mweidenbenner.com
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/randomwritingrants
Twitter link: @MWeidenbenner1
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7171873.M_Weidenbenner

Random Writing Rants
Teaching adults and teens how to get published
Blog link: http://www.randomwritingrants.com

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61 comments:

  1. one of my close friends I look up too

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  2. My Dad. He is always there to help others and he's help so many people in so many ways.

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  3. My mom is my hero!

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  4. My dad is the hero in my life.

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  5. My mom is my ultimate hero in every way.

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  6. My mom is the hero in my life

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  7. My grandmother. She has a strong faith.

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  8. Good old mom

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  9. My hero in my life is my father. He's always been there for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. My hero is my father since he has been through so much and remained awesome throughout it all.

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  11. My aunt is my hero. She has lost 2 children and is raising her grandchildren, yet she has a positive outlook on life.
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  12. My parents were my hero's. Now my hero is my boyfriend.

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  13. The hero in my life is my dad. I don't always like him, but he has been though so much.

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  14. My grandpa is my hero. Thanks!

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  15. My dad is my hero for everything he's gone through recently and persevered. He is a very hard worker.

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  16. My hard working husband is my hero.

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  17. My mother is my hero, despite not completing high-school and having a GED, she is so successful :o)

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  18. My sister is my hero. Thank you


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  19. My hero in my life was my beautiful awesome mom, who passed young.

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  20. my dad is the hero in my life.

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  21. My mom was.

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  22. My great grandma. She lived alone in her farmhouse until she was 99.

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  23. My lady friend-she has MS and is an inspiration to anyone that knows her. I'm so very blessed to call her my friend!

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  24. That would be a tie between my mother and best friend! Thanks so much for the chances to win.
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  25. My hero in my life is my daughter. She's been through more than most people should heve to.

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  26. my hero is my hubby he works so hard

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  27. My husband...who is there for me through sickness and never left my side while I went through chemo and radiation for cancer.

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  28. My mother was ahead of her time in being more that just a wife and mother.
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  29. My Dad is my hero because I learned so many wonderful life lessons from him. sleveene@hotmail.com

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  30. My Mom is my hero, thanks!

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  31. Who was the winner? Thanks :)

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    1. Promotional Book Tours draws the winner. They can be contacted at info@promotionalbooktours.com.

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