5 Gallons to Empty

by charity sills

Publisher: charity sills

Publication Date: October 22, 2015

ISBN: 9781519991782

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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I have created a memoir-based narrative road map so that other young women can enjoy their femininity and gain a sense of inner strength while avoiding some of the painful roadblocks, quicksand, and dead ends that many falsely believe are a fact of life. I worked diligently to educate and rebuild myself and I have sifted through the years of workshops, manuscripts, therapists and outlets to highlight the few tools that I find to be the most efficient. As my target audience ranges from 13 to 40 years of age due to varying maturity levels and life experiences, I have kept the manuscript brief yet thorough.

In Five Gallons to Empty I share with honesty and vulnerability, my journey from despair and pain to strength and inner fortitude. It is my deepest desire to inspire other young women and to help them avoid the painful, unnecessary, and avoidable trials to which so many fall victim.

The manuscript, which is already complete, has been professionally edited by Diane Sussman, Copy Chief of The Guardian and by Irena Smith, Ph.D., who is a writing consultant. According to Diane Sussman, I have a “natural raw talent, a kind heart and wonderful intentions.”

According to Irena Smith, it has been an honor to read my work. “Charity, your work is raw, honest and often painful-but at the same time suffused with a deep humanity, a wicked humor and a true resilience. You have done something unique and incredibly life-affirming and I can’t wait to see it take off.”

I have invested a tremendous amount of time, money, and emotion into this book. But in the end, it is not about me; it is about serving as a guide to young women. I believe they need one. I believe I am one. If you have taken note lately of their current role models, or if you have a daughter, you may agree that they are in dire need of a stronger voice. I am excited to see this book in print and to passionately market it so that young women everywhere ...