Saturday, July 20, 2013

Gail L. Black’s Personal Experiences Revealed in New Memoir

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 - "Asses and Angels: A Journey from Abuse to Achievement" (published by iUniverse) is the life story of Gail L. Black, a successful businesswoman who learned not only how to survive an abusive past, but to thrive in its wake.

Black, who produces much-lauded homemade fruit syrups on her working farm, has converted her tasty expertise into a flourishing business. Black’s farm and agri-tourism gift shop are nestled between a grape vineyard and the cliff edge of Lake Erie, located along the national scenic highway known as the Seaway Trail. It is to this picturesque setting that Black transports her readers before diving headlong into a tumultuous past.

An excerpt from the book "Asses and Angels":

"The scream I let out was piercing; it sliced the quiet, peaceful, liquor-induced, sleepy darkness into lightning bolts of wakeful reality. I was cold and wet with sweat. My eyes hurt from bulging open to search for reality, sanity and an escape from the terror of the nightmare."

An emotional account of surviving abuse, "Asses and Angels" is a compelling read.

"My book is an honest disclosure of suffering, pain, and challenge, and the strength and wisdom to overcome," explains Black. "It is interspersed with humor and makes the reader feel many emotions as they connect with my experiences in life in a gripping and graphic accounting of those struggles."

"Asses and Angels"

By Gail L. Black

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 352 pages | ISBN 9781475940473

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 352 pages | ISBN 9781475940466

E-Book | 352 pages | ISBN 9781475940480

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Gail L. Black is an agri-tourism pioneer who owns a farm gift shop where she sells many varieties of homemade fruit syrups made by her from fruit she grows. An important voice among women in farming, she has prevailed in male-dominated business ventures, environmental battles, and against religious, physical, financial and political foes.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations – self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis.

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