Life with Ollie: The story of an only child of a single narcissistic parent
by Donna Bourgeois
If you are of dating age or married, I wrote this book for you.
This is not a self-help or a how-to book. This is the story of the metamorphosis of a timid, fear filled child who finally blossomed into a warrior. I have many scars that no one can see, but they are healed now. Through these battles to become a warrior, I have helped the wounded souls that have come to me and seen them overcome their demons to stand tall and proud of who they are. It has brought me great joy.
Through the years, I have heard along the way that the ancient Chinese would fix their broken china cups or figurines with gold to make them whole again, and more valuable. I believe that humans can be repaired with love and a sense of self-worth. Each and every one of us are here for a purpose and we are given gifts to help fulfill our purpose.
I would love for you to come on this journey with me.
We decided we would move to Ontario to have a better life. We bought our first home, a fixer-upper, and rebuilt the inside. We had been trying for a baby for five years without success. A friend of mine had a young daughter who had become pregnant in her second last year of high school. She asked me if I would be willing to take the baby until her daughter finished school. I said I would and she sent me money to buy everything the baby needed. I was excited and would go into her dresser drawers and count all the little outfits and rearrange them so many times. When the baby was born, she had no fingers on her left hand. This did not bother me, but my mother left the planet. Oh, what a debacle that was. She phoned my friends and told them they were not dumping their freak on me.
These phone calls continued until my friend called me and said she would keep the baby. She and her husband were afraid of my mother. So, I packed up her clothes with a sad, sad heart and mailed them to my friend. I went over the edge and my girlfriend called the doctor and he came and sedated me. Mom had won again.
My husband did nothing to defend me while I was under attack. It was like he didn’t care one way or the other. For the twenty-two years we were married, he never—not once—came to my aid when I was under attack from my mother.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Donna G. Bourgeois enjoys writing and painting, both excellent activities to soothe the soul. She went to university at 65-years-old and earned an associate degree in theology, just to keep the grey matter healthy. She considers her greatest quality to be the ability to love greatly and be kind to those who life have put on her path. Life with Ollie is her first book, although she has many more story ideas waiting in the wings. She believes if you listen to your inner voice, you will find your bliss.
Website – http://donnabourgeois.com/
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19311913.Donna_G_Bourgeois
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Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner
“…the more conceptual discussion of algorithms is well done, and the story is satisfying and emotionally resonant.” — Kirkus Reviews
My name is Merlin Raj and I live in Sleepy Hollow. Legend has it that a Headless Horseman haunts the town. Usually, I only have to worry about helping my boy, Matthew, to walk at school. But during the spookiest time of year, we’ll tackle the scariest creature of all—big brother.
Will learning conditional logic save this family’s Halloween from certain doom?
Appealing to readers of all ages, Merlin Raj and the Drones of Sleepy Hollow is an ILLUSTRATED chapter-book. From artists to astronauts, the jobs of the future will deal with computers. But do kids want to read a coding book? Not as much as dog stories.
With a Computer Science degree and a passion for preparing kids for the future, author D. G. Priya blends technology with animal stories to stimulate a desire to read.Each book in the series introduces a new programming skill. If you or your child like delightful dog tales that explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, dedication, and the importance of being true to one’s self, then you’ll love D. G. Priya’s tail-wagging adventure.
Read an Excerpt
After a rousing “Trick or Treat,” Matthew got some sticky taffy. He plunked it into the pumpkin-shaped plastic bag. He’d also put a second sack on my back, in case he ran out of room. We expected to knock on a lot of homes.
Peter marched up to the front door. He flew the pumpkin-head drone ahead of him. It had a small net hanging from it. Peter reached the lady giving out the candy. He drove the drone in front of the candy bowl in her hands and declared, “Trick or treat!”
“What?” Matthew muttered at my side. “He got two pieces.”
As he walked back toward us, Peter smirked. “Guess who’s going to win?”
“You cheater,” Matthew said.
I nodded in agreement.
“It’s not cheating if I’m just smarter,” Peter said.
About the Author:
D. G. Priya is the bestselling author Priya Ardis. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, #6 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2014) and #8 (US News, 2020) in Computer Science. Her advocacy of early education in computing and the challenges of childhood disabilities come from her experience as a parent and volunteer. Her love of dog stories comes from the antics of her own golden retriever.
Shelley Hampe is an author-illustrator. She is known for her work with Harvard University, illustrating a ground-breaking social-emotional learning program for children. She has a master’s in studio art and has taken part in world-recognized artist residencies in the United States. When she isn’t busy solving problems, Shelley can be found teaching STEAM principles to elementary aged kids. Shelley’s dog Beau, helped solve her problem of cold-feet while illustrating this book.
Author website: http://www.dgpriya.com
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