PRESS RELEASE: Finding Your Force~



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOOK RELEASE FOR

FINDING YOUR FORCE by ALICIA ANABEL SANTOS

Media contact: Emma Diaz

Email: findingyourforce@gmail.com

NEW YORK, NY, August 18, 2011 — Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love. Finding Your Force is a memoir written in the form of a love letter to a daughter. In this intimate conversation we journey into the darkest parts of Alicia’s soul. We walk with her as she digs deep underneath the ruins where all her secrets are kept. Santos is being called on an excavation to stop running and face those moments that have transformed her from surviving rape, healing through loss and coming out as a lesbian. This is a journey about life, death and rebirth. Alicia tells her daughter a story that is raw and heart wrenching. It is not a love story but definitely a story of love. Finding Your Force was just released on August 6, 2011 (410 pp., tpb, $19.99, ISBN: 9780983794301).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alicia Anabel Santos is a Latina Writer, Producer and Playwright. She is a New York-born Dominican who is passionate about writing works that empower and inspire women to find their voices. Currently, she is completing her historical fiction novel titled, The Daughters of the Revolution. She is the Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group. Santos has been traveling for three years working on the documentary Afrolatinos: The Untaught Story (WWW.AFROLATINOS.TV) and her play I WAS BORN was chosen as part of the ONE Festival in NYC, where she takes you through the labyrinth of Latin America where seven brave women tell you their stories. Alicia lives in Harlem, NYC with her daughter Courtniana. She works as a freelance writer and activist against sexual and physical abuse towards women and children. She attended New York University and Rhode Island College.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

“I have so much respect for your spirit, strength and sincerity. Many people aren’t able to survive the kind of trauma that you are writing about.”

“I am so proud of you for standing up for your words, for realizing your worth, over and over again. I’m happy that you show your humanness and allow your readers to see where you hurt and to see you revive and gain strength again. People respond because you initiate -dialogue, thoughts, words! You also show what you won’t tolerate, the non-negotiable. Part of that involves the space that no one is allowed to enter unless you give them access, which shows you are still in control. How do you stay strong? By staying true to all that you are now and all that you are growing to become!”

BOOK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Hue-Man Bookstore & Café, 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd New York, NY 10027

The author is available for speaking engagements and community organization meetings. To arrange book signings or interviews contact Emma Diaz via email at findingyourforce@gmail.com. Visit author website at: http://findingyourforce.blogspot.com/

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