Shandon, CA, November 18, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Tales of the Titmouse: One Woman's Journey Out of Darkness by Pamela Barrett, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback cream in the Self-Help / Personal Growth / General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $15.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/TalesoftheTitmouse was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
As a teenager, Pam started doing drugs to ease the pain of trouble at home. Marijuana was her gateway drug, and soon she tried every drug she could find. While she attended beauty school, she met and fell in love with a dynamic and compelling young man, who was part of a group of drug smugglers. Pam followed him deeper into the drug world, carrying money into Mexico to pay growers, picking up pounds of marijuana to transport back to the States, and sitting in stash houses in Mexico City and California.
The lure of love and the comfortable platitudes of the drug smugglers couldn’t prevent the inevitable tragedies of a criminal lifestyle. Families in Mexico lost loved ones, friends overdosed, and a horrific murder in Hollywood took the life of a beloved friend of the drug ring. God opened Pam’s eyes, but she found it was much harder to get out than it was to get in. By the end of the 1970s, she was addicted to crack cocaine, and had no hope left. She tried everything to break her addiction – the occult, cults, EST.
Salvation came from God, who miraculously saved Pam from dying in a hotel room from an overdose. That moment turned Pam’s life around. This is the story of her journey back to wholeness and a life with God. Written with a PG-13 sensitivity, this honest book provides a valuable resource for intergenerational discussion of crucial issues.
“Tales of the Titmouse is a must-read for anyone who is dealing with or has dealt with the horrors of addiction. The personal insight into the devastation of addiction is an eye-opener. This book will go down in history as one of the most intriguing personal journeys, honestly approached through the eyes of someone who has been there.”
-- Karolyn L. London, Founder/Executive Director, Lifestyles Recovery Center, Inc.
“After reading Tales of the Titmouse, I encouraged Pam to publish, as I saw it as a great source of inspiration to many people struggling with drugs and addiction. I am confident that this book will support the search for God.”
-- Fr. Raymond Roh O.S.B., Monastery of the Risen Christ, San Luis Obispo
Deftly constructed at 233 pages, Tales of the Titmouse: One Woman's Journey Out of Darkness is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Self-Help / Personal Growth / General category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Tales of the Titmouse meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.
Additionally, Tales of the Titmouse can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
ISBN: 9781432748340 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback cream SRP: $15.95
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/TalesoftheTitmouse
About the Author
Pamela Barrett is a hair designer and salon owner in Paso Robles, California. She lives on the Central Coast with her husband John, and their wiener dog Pretzel. Her profession brings her into contact with many parents whose children are using drugs and pulling the family down with them. In the 28 years since Pam left the drug world, she has shared her story where it can help and heal. Her desire is to see people set free from drug and alcohol addiction and to give hope to their loved ones.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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