Book Spotlight – The Story of Wade – AudreyAnn Moses

Name of Book: The Story of Wade…The Road From Darkness to Redemption

Genre: Christian Romance – Drama

Release Date (if any): May 2020

Pages:  345

Book LinkAmazon.com: The Story Of Wade- The Road From Darkness To Redemption: 9781649211309: Moses, AudreyAnn C.: Books

Tell us about your book The Story of Wade…The Road From Darkness to Redemption.

All of his life, Wade believed The Voices were correct… the earth would be better off if he wasn’t on it. Three times he tried to give the world its wishes, however, he couldn’t even die right. Wade has been sentenced to two years in the mental health unit of the prison. While in prison he is assigned to a unit specializing in the care of inmates with severe mental illness. The director of the unit and Wade’s psychiatrist is Dr. Tiffany Parker-Stewart. As with any truly successful mental health professional, Tiffany has some skeletons of her own, skeletons she thought long buried that rise up as she works with Wade and her other clients. Over a two-year period, Wade talks to Dr. Stewart about his story, his family, his voices, and his demons.

The Story of Wade is the story of learning to take your life back, especially when you feel your life is not worthy and your demons are stronger than you are. The Story of Wade is about emotional and spiritual recovery. The Story of Wade is about redemption and salvation.

 What do you want readers to learn from the story?

The way a child is treated has a direct correlation to what type of adult that child will become. It doesn’t mean that well-developed children won’t have emotional and/or mental health complications. The same applies to the opposite. However, when a child is shown love and affection and is treated like they belong, their perception of life is much different than a child who has been mistreated, abused and neglected. The bottom line is “train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it.”

 What do you want readers to learn from your life?

Mental illness is not always hereditary. Sometimes it is caused by abuse, physical, sexual or emotional. Mental illnesses may linger in the background for years before it is detected. However, when the first sign that “something is not quite right” appears it should be acted upon immediately. I always say mental illness could be like the flu. There are always signs that we ignore until we are flat on our backs. Mental illness is devasting physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It’s a dark noise in your spirit that won’t go away by itself. It is not a bad stigma to seek professional help. It could save your life.

 Who is your favorite author and why?

Almost everything I read a new book I have a new favorite. But I think my absolute favorite right now is Vannetta Chapman. She writes Amish Romance and Drama. I like that she writes about people and families as if they are actually real. If you read her series, you get to know the community people and you can relate to them. That is how I write. I want people to fall in love with my characters and treat them like they are part of the family.

 Tell me about a book that changed your life and why?

Other than the Bible I don’t think I have one particular book that affected the part in life I took. I think the fact that I was able to escape into the books is what helped my life.

 What advice do you have for people who want to write a book?

Don’t ever think that people may not want to read your words. Don’t hide your words in a journal under your bed or in a drawer. That’s what I did and it took 20 years for me to publish my first book, even though I knew in my spirit that I would be a great author, even if I only sold one book because that one book brought joy to one person. So don’t hide your words. Share them with the world.

What are you currently working on right now?

Book Two of my series, Earl Grey Chronicles entitled the State of Affairs…Deception. Book 1 is entitled Uninvited Memories about a young Sailor-Girl.

Do you have anything you would like to add? 

Writing a book can be just as much fun as reading one. Just let your imagination tell you pen who your characters are. Bring them to life. And remember, if you don’t enjoy reading your books…re-write so that you do. Then you will know that others will enjoy it also. God Bless you and HAPPY WRITING.

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