Welcome to the very last WOW Wednesday of 2013! Is it almost the end of the year already? Oh my,
but we're going out with a bang! Ding dong! My 14th guest is John Emil Augustine,
author of the autobiograpical From the Abyss. So, take it away, John...
Eeek, but first... I almost forgot to say that John is having a Facebook party today to celebrate the launch
of this book. There will be fun, games and prizes, so feel free to pop along -
"An abusive relationship masquerades as a perfectly normal relationship, especially to those involved in it."
From the Abyss, Book I.
"An incredible story of love, abuse, friendship, loss, disappointment and most of all... hope!!!" - Teresa L Myrick
Twenty-four-year-old John Augustine is looking for a lasting, loving relationship and finds one hidden where he least expects it. Knowing that no relationship is perfect, he walks in with eyes wide open, but is unable to see the future swirling with hell and heartache. Amid the struggles of a new marriage, John begins to realise his wife is far different from the woman he thought he married. Her mental illness soon drags the new family past the point of no return. As a man, John struggles to be strong and tackle their problems single-handedly, though the marital foundation is eroding before his eyes. Once his wife files for divorce, he finds himself in a free fall.
All about John
John Emil Augustine grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and toured in his twenties and early thirties with local and national acts; writing, arranging and performing with notable jazz, blues, gospel, reggae, post funk, prog rock and folk groups. John has also been a landscaper, mail carrier, English professor and forklift operator. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and four boys.
Reviews on Amazon
"As a 'guy', Augustine writes about stuff 'guys' don't typically talk or write about. Quite daring really... At first, I wasn't sure about this read. I was asking myself, 'Do I want to read about stressed relationships from a guy's point of view?' And then the author won this 'guy' over with literal, realistic story lines and statements."
G Mitchell Baker – 5 stars
"Heartbreaking at parts, full of life, in its best and worse, and a promise of a better tomorrow. Would definitely recommend for adult readers and especially to people at a crossroads, trying to decide whether to stay or leave."
Jennifer Loiske – 5 stars
"This is a good read, an in-depth look at the life of an abused man. A creature we don't often hear about, but one who is far more common than most know. Though easy to read, the author is unmistakably well versed. His writing reaches deep into the reader's heart, and I can only imagine it is because he, himself, has reached deep into his own while writing this book."
GypsyNana – 5 stars
Thanks for reading! Don't forget John's party!
Look out more WOW Wednesday spots next year!
I'll be back tomorrow with a book review:)