Fort Pierce, FL, August 01, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The book is based on a true story of one 17-year-old's struggle to survive in a home for unwed mothers in 1959. She endures her pregnancy alone, without family or friends, and then must face labor and delivery in the same manner.
But none of that compares with the pain of separation when she must finally surrender her baby for adoption.
When Vicki Bayle returns home, she is expected to resume her life and bear her secret alone, as well.
For nearly half a century, she does.
And then, she gets a phone call that changes her life forever.
“In 'Child of Sorrow,' Gloria Taylor Weinberg uses rich detail and emotion in retelling the realities of life not so long ago. The harsh reminder of the harmful inequalities of growing up as a girl in a man's world still sting today.”
-- Mindi Fetterman, Founder & Director of The Inner Truth Project, a Treasure Coast center that serves the needs of survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
Weinberg retired from a 22-year career as a journalist with the Fort Pierce Tribune in 2001, when she was the Tribune’s Projects Editor. She now writes for Indian River Magazine, based in Fort Pierce, where she has lived for more than 40 years.
Gloria is married to Mark Weinberg, the public information officer for the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. Mark is a former journalist who worked in print, radio and television. They have been married for 27 years, and share their home with Dudley, a spoiled 11-year-old cocker spaniel.
She has three grown children and seven grandchildren, and she also paints, with a particular love for capturing the flora, fauna and unique light of her native state on canvas.
Her new novella is a finalist for a 2013 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association.
“'Child of Sorrow' is superb. I highly recommend you read this story.”
-- Gayle H. Swift, Co-founder of GIFT (Growing Intentional Families Together) and award-winning author of ABC, Adoption Me and That Baby We Borrowed.