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I would like to introduce you to Gwen Plano, today’s #RRBC #PushTuesday winner!
Gwen is a woman of many talents including active #RRBC member. She hosts BEHIND THE PEN BlogTalkRadio Show and co-hosts the ASPIRE TO INSPIRE BlogTalkRadio Show, both for RRBC‘s Rave Waves Blog Radio.Gwen is also a LIFETIME MEMBER of #RRBC, which is an honor shared by a select few of the membership.
Gwen is a member of #RWISA. #RWISA was founded for the sole purpose of introducing the literary world to some of the top INDIE Authors! These writers are consummate Professionals, dedicated, committed and driven to continually excel at producing the best written works possible.
Gwen grew up in Southern California and spent most of her professional life in higher education. She taught and served as an administrator in colleges in Japan, New York, Connecticut, and California. Gwen’s academic background is in theology and counseling. She now lives in the Midwest with her husband.
As a college administrator, Gwen lived her professional life in a highly visible and accountable space–but as a wife and mother, behind closed doors, she and her family experienced the terror of domestic violence and abuse. The statistics are staggering–every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten–but to Gwen, this was her secret; it was her shame. When her husband eventually turned his brutality on her son, she knew she could no longer stay quiet.
In Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse, Gwen bravely recounts a violent marriage that lasted twenty-five-years–and the faith that opened her heart to hope, to trust, and to awe again. As a survivor who came out of the relationship determined to start new, Gwen artfully depicts the challenges and triumphs of balancing the obligations of motherhood and career with her family’s healing process.
Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, Letting Go into Perfect Love is a powerful story of triumph over adversity–one woman’s inspiring account of learning how to forgive the unforgiveable, recover her sense of self, open her heart, and honor the journey home.
Visit Gwen at gwenplano.com
On Facebook at https://facebook.com/GwendolynMPlano
Or on Twitter at @gmplano.