Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spotlight: Amanda Wolfe, Author of Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy: Secrets of the Black Box

On the outside, her family appeared to be one big, happy family. Their house, with her parents, three sisters, and two brothers, was the epitome of a simple yet fulfilling life lived in a small town. But as the author would soon discover, her childhood was in fact a nightmarish phase of her life she would always be running from. Growing up as a carefree girl, Wolfe struggled to comprehend why she was reared in a family where children are deprived of their right to know the truth, adults are always right, and smoothing out a misunderstanding is never an option.

At the young age of nine, she started experiencing cruelty at the hands of her father, who not only abused her emotionally, but physically and sexually as well. Her mother, whose love she sought, was a stern woman who refused to see her husband’s mistakes. As if her deeply troubled relationship with her parents was not enough, Wolfe also had to deal with inner secrets involving creepy characters from the afterlife. Feeling tormented, confused, solitary, and even filthy, this naïve girl had yet to be transformed into a strong-willed woman who would become cynical about love and learn to depend on no one but herself while facing more of life’s bitterness.

The first of a series of three, Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy: Secrets of the Black Box chronicles the author’s journey along a perplexing road of growing up. It was originally written as a therapeutic way to heal her inner wounds and to let go of the pain and anger. However, it is now shared to bring inspiration to readers — especially women.

Read the Reviews!

"A book of total honesty and bravery. This is the story of an amazing woman and the courage she shows in the face of horrific circumstances. You will not only be shaken by the author's story of her childhood, you will also be moved by her unquenchable spirit. I can't wait for the second book in this trilogy!"
-June Mcleish

"This book documents a courageous effort to reveal the horrors of a secret and disturbing childhood endured by a young woman trapped in a dysfunctional family. Despite beatings and personal violations on numerous occasions, this young child makes a valiant effort to unravel the confusion, search for the truth and persevere with a positive outlook on life."

-M. Jacobs

Amanda Wolfe was born in Ottawa, Canada in the mid ‘60s. She matured at a very young age out of necessity growing up in unusual circumstances. She has always been a happy-go-lucky, carefree spirit and a very strong-willed person. She has done everything from waitressing to owning her own restaurant and selling things from Mary Kay cosmetics to real estate.

She is married to a wonderful man. They currently reside in the great state of Texas with their horses. When she is not at home writing her latest novel, you will find her and her husband flying in their plane and traveling the world together.

For more information on Amanda and her book visit where you'll find an excerpt from Beneath the Silver Lining.

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