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"Confessions That Enlighten"

I'm not sure if my confessions "enlighten" as much as they puzzle some folks.
I have never much marketed my book and am not sure if that's because after I wrote it and the memoir was published, I was embarrassed to suggest anyone read it. No one was any more surprised than I was that the first publisher who read the manuscript thought it was worthy enough to publish. I do love the name of my publisher, All Things That Matter Press. They do publish a wide variety of books on a variety of subjects that matter to authors and readers alike. 

It might have been easier if I had acted "proper" all my life, but that was not the way it was. My Daddy called me "the crazy fox" when I was very young because I would go to extremes to not have to accept what my older brother expected me obey him because he was the oldest, and male,  and therefore had to always know better than I did. That I never accepted if I didn't agree with him, not for over 70 years. I am who I have always been and I blatantly confessed that in my book...that I was a sinner...but only sometimes. Brother acted like  I was all the time and he was a reliable "saint." Well I knew better. The good and the bad make up ones life and not to have written it that way would have been dishonest. 

Honesty is something that has always been important to me, no matter how much trouble it got me into...and it did quite a few times. My Dad instilled the importance of truth in me and I know he wouldn't have been shocked at how honest I wrote it.

For lack of anything else I could think of this week to blog about, I thought I would share the latest review author Grace Peterson wrote on Amazon. I do appreciate her honesty.

5.0 out of 5 stars Confessions that EnlightenAugust 5, 2013

"Anna Maria Kolojaco was Texas born and raised. A loving, traditional family and sense of community surrounded little Anna and her older brother Jimmy. Even as a child, Anna was a deep thinker with a personality that rarely took things at face value, undoubtedly a result of the inherited DNA of a clairvoyant great-grandmother and helped along by a favorite cousin who possessed the same gift. Perhaps it was her "seeing," converging with her defiance that caused a mighty clash with those who instructed her to believe "on faith" the Church's cumbersome, esoteric doctrines. Eventually Anna would eschew those teachings altogether, seeking her own spiritual truths.

Young Anna's aspirations were simple enough. She wanted a traditional life of marriage and family, similar to what her loving parents had provided for her. She married her high school sweetheart, Gus Mullins, at 17 but sadly life would be a far cry from what she had imagined.

Anna's fascinating book is part memoir, part essay. She genuinely narrates her life's twists and turns while seamlessly expounding on how those events influenced her inner world. Ultimately her book strives to set the record straight by shedding light on a plethora of darkened family secrets. CONFESSIONS OF A CRAZY FOX was a delight to read and I found myself agreeing with many of Anna's conclusions about life."

There were a number of reasons that inspired me to write my life story, but mostly it was because I wanted to document for all time what wonderful parents and
 grandparents I was blessed with.


Jon said...

I read "Cofessions of a Crazy Fox" and would recommend that everyone else do the same. I purchased the e-version through Amazon.


Thanks for sharing my words, Anna. I fear they don't do justice your words, your talent, your genuine, unpretentious spirit. I'm honored to call you friend.

Anna Maria said...

Jon...thanks so much! I do value your opinions.

Anna Maria said...

Thank you Grace for writing the excellent review! I truly appreciate it. You are genuine and that makes the best kind of friends. I am happy we ran across each other in that great cyber space out there. That is the best part of publishing, the wonderful people I've met.

Jill Paterson said...

A wonderful review from Grace Peterson and I wholeheartedly agree with her words. Confessions of a Crazy Fox is a memoir that provokes a great deal of thought about human nature, religion and so much more.

Anna Maria said...

Thanks Jill! The best part of publishing the memoir are the wonderful friends like you I have made the last couple of years. I so appreciate all your support.

oneperson said...

I echo Jon & Grace & Jill.

The forthrightness & honesty caused me to pause & ponder what (if any) of my own life I may want to someday put in hard copy.

I confess that the angel incident comes to mind on a regular basis; regular currently being a couple time a month.

Thank you Anna!!

Anna Maria said...

Thanks you Carol! I think you have a fascinating story to tell and hopefully someday you will be inspired to publish it.

I think of the "angel" occasionally, mostly of the times it affected me, not so much the visions in early childhood, but the times I remember as an adult and the last time I saw my cousin and he brought him up. That memory is still my verification that it really happened, though I still have no idea why.

DMS said...

Awesome review! Your honesty is so refreshing and I bet it is freeing too. I think it is wonderful that you put your story out there! :)

Anna Maria said...

Thanks Jessica! Yes, it was a load off my shoulders after I told the part of my story that I had kept secret almost my whole life.