Three Generations

I am working this summer on a three-book series that spans three generations of women: Mother, daughter, and granddaughter. The series was birthed over a decade ago in the form of a short short story called Rise. As time went on, this incredible story became much more. Lydia Green opens the story with a promise to her dying mother that she will leave her abusive husband and “rise” to her full potential. I took the title from the poem by Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise”. When the short short ended, I felt in my soul that there was more. I added to Lydia’s story and eventually created the prequel about Lydia’s mother, Pearl Williams, titled “A Dream Deferred” that takes place in the 60’s. This title is not yet published. I am searching for a literary agent to sell it. I self-published Rise, but I wanted to get out of the comfort zone of Create Space. Now I am writing the rough draft of Lydia’s daughter Nikki’s story tentatively titled “Reckoning”, which promises to be mind-blowing. I believe stories, even fiction ones, hold truth that has the power to move in one’s soul and change one’s path. I will pop in here from time to time with updates. Feel free to comment. I love hearing from everyone. Blessings.

Author: Colleen Roberts

Colleen Roberts is a married mother of three grown children. She has lived in Brockton, MA for over thirty years. During that time she has been involved in the community, worked in the school system, and written books. Her publications include: The Phoenix Chronicles, Trilogy of Hope, and The Perfect Daughter. She is currently working at Amazon Sort Station in Stoughton, MA, also a freelance writer and editor, an occasional ghostwriter, inspired blogger.

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