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K.L. Watkins, a professional storyteller who has told stories throughout the United States, has completed her new book “Family of the Heart”: a potent coming-of-age tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. Watkins traveled to Russia with a storytelling delegation through People to People Ambassadors. She has published numerous articles and short stories in professional journals. She retired as a cultural arts director for Parks and Recreation, Gwinnett County, Georgia, where programs included all the arts with a strong writers’ group established in 1989.

Family Of The Heart

“Family of the Heart” tells the story of Katrina, a young woman who is not always sure of herself as she struggles with friendships that are degrading and humiliating.

Her life changes when she moves to Sarasota, Florida, where she makes lifetime friends she claims as family. As she grows surer of herself, she discovers a talent as a potter and makes her living as an artist.

Author K.L. Watkins's New Book 'Family Of The Heart' Is An Intense Story Of A Woman Coming Of Age And Finding Herself In The Turbulent Years Of The Early 1970s on The Table Read

Katrina becomes pregnant when she is young and unmarried, deciding to carry the child but then give her up for adoption. She spends the rest of her life struggling with this decision and looking for her firstborn child.

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Watkins’s tale weaves adventures and characters from an era that faced unique and previously unaccepted challenges, featuring offbeat, unusual, and intriguing characters. Readers will fall in love with the characters through their letters, personal trials, and escapades.

Readers who wish to experience this heartwarming and inspirational work can purchase “Family of the Heart” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

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About Newman Springs Publishing:

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Each title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution, and publicity.

All titles are made available in both e-book and print formats. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail outlets throughout North America and internationally. All manuscripts in any genre are welcome to be submitted for review; if the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.

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