RELEASE DATE  is here: Available Sept. 29th / 2014 through Amazon and Oct. 20th through website
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My hope is that this memoir will help others dealing with the same situation and give hope and reassurance that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I truly believe the key to success is having a positive attitude.




As a young woman Leona’s biggest aspiration in life was to be a mother. She fell in love what seemed like overnight and was whisked away by her knight in shining armour. Before long they were married and starting their family. Just when it seemed like her dream had come true and she had her ‘happily ever after’ the walls started to crumble. The devastating breaking point was the discovery of an extra marital affair. What followed was the turmoil of divorce, years of harassment, financial struggles, re-education and learning how to love again.  

When her psychology professor was talking about narcissistic/borderline personality disorder she immediately recognized the symptoms of those displayed by her ex. Before long his erratic behavior caused her to involve the police. The threatening and distasteful emails and phone messages continued to pile up.

Dealing with such a person while raising three kids on her own proved exhausting. She learned to separate anger, hurt and fear from the important job of being a mom. Her children gave her strength to push forward.