Story Truth Conjurer
All these years later, nightmares of that marriage wrack my sleep. Heart pounding, I am cowering, running, trying to escape. My whimpers awaken the man now beside me, who loves me with only sweetness, kindness and laughter. He cradles me, dragging me back from the past into the joy and safety of my current life. I stare into the darkness of the night and memories. I wonder, not why did that marriage fail, but why did I allow it to last so Long? To the outside, it looked perfect. Only my mother and closest friends knew the inside reality of my life, how I was caught in the velvet trap of psychological abuse.
Jayne Lisbeth was a privileged child, yet death and loss tore apart her world from an early age. The explosion of the free love and feminist movements of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s provided a renaissance, which slipped away during her marriage and motherhood in the ‘80’s. Then, discovering her mother’s past secrets illuminated the connections between their generations. Through that she found the courage to escape and create a new future.
In deeply person ways Ms. Lisbeth reveals the depths of pain and elevation of joys by sharing her most intimate life experiences through sensually evocative words and painterly writing. Writing In Wet Cement is a tale which resonates with all women.
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I am a writer who focuses on the evolution and distillation of women’s lives, their joyous and painful relationships buoyed by enduring friendships and family history.
After growing up on Long Island, I moved to Vermont, Massachusetts and California, all of which figure prominently in my work. I live with my artist husband in Tampa, Florida.
The editorial Board of Austin Macauley can confidently state that Writing In Wet Cement was found to be highly personal with layers of intrigue that is sure to keep the reader gripped until the end. The author invites the reader into her very personal pages that reveal the emotion and events of some very private moments. Her work covers many years which are both happy and, in places heart wrenching. The book is well-written and most certainly will have a place in the market.
Publisher, Writing in Wet Cement
I must admit that I couldn’t put down Jayne’s memoir. It was so riveting that I raced through it the first time in three days, staying up till the wee hours to finish it. This is a testimony of Jayne’s talent and skills in story-telling, an attribute most likely handed down by her mother. Her mother’s story paralleled hers and was an integral part of the book, often influencing how Jayne made subsequent life-changing decisions.
Author, Thriving in the Care of Many Mothers
I found myself waking up in the middle of the night just to read another chapter. Beautifully written, the life story of Jayne is told through dancing words that vividly awoke my imagination. As I progressed through the chapters, my emotions ranged from those of tears to smiles and giggles. Jayne Lisbeth, her experiences in life and the courage she has shown to take back her life and identity is an inspiration to all women.
Book Signing Events
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 ~ 12:30pm-1:30pm
Life Enrichment Center, 9704 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
Saturday, January 25, 2020 ~ 12pm-2pm
Barnes & Noble (South Tampa),
213 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33609