Jacquelyn Dortch Shares her Struggles and Successes in Memoir

Jacquelyn Dortch marks her publishing debut with the release of "As Quiet as It's Kept-Shhh . . ." (published by Xlibris in June 2017). Complemented with poetry, this memoir shares intimate detail about the author's life journey and lessons learned throughout. Readers can know more about the book at https://www.amazon.com/As-Quiet-Its-Kept-Shhh/dp/154342709X.

Dortch has used writing as a means of dealing with life's joys and challenges. The book is a compilation of short stories and poems that depict major events occurring in her life, including the loss of a loved one. She credits these events as the driving forces for how she stumbled into her purpose.

"So many people facing mid-life have endured difficult loss. This book will highlight a myriad of emotions and struggle that results because of said loss, but not without adding elements of hope for moving forward," Dortch says.

A journey into the heart, mind and soul of the author, "As Quiet as It's Kept-Shhh . . ." reminds readers that there are creative means and ways for dealing with life's challenges that will serve as a continuous voice for ongoing healing.

"As Quiet as It's Kept-Shhh . . ."
By Jacquelyn Dortch
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781543427097
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781543427080
E-Book | 142 pages | ISBN 9781543427103
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jacquelyn Dortch was born and raised on the west side of Chicago. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and master's degree in human services administration. She has worked in the field of social services and education for nearly 30 years. She currently serves as the director of training and family engagement for a nonprofit organization. She is the mother of three children, Jocelynn, Candice and Jaxxon, and is the wife of Donovan Thomas. Writing a book has been a lifelong dream for Dortch. She dedicates "As Quiet as It's Kept-Shhh . . ." to the memory of her mother.

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