Monday, July 4, 2016

Book Spotlight: From A Soldier's Perspective by Michael Womack

BOOK BLURB/ SYNOPSIS: As soldiers who have just returned from war, we fight a separate war daily in an attempt to leave the war behind. Many soldiers, just like myself, come home from war only to fight a separate internal battle, with debilitating illnesses such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. It was important for me to share my story not only for myself but for those who have fought, for those who have fallen, and for those who continue to wage war in order for the United States of America to continue to remain free. The price of freedom is not free.
War is chaos, and many soldiers bear the scars from it for the rest of our lives.

Meet Author & Poet: Michael Lee Womack

            I am Author & Poet: Michael Lee Womack, and I was born in the small town of Sanford, NC on the seventeenth day of February of 1987. I was born with pneumonia, and the doctors didn't think that I would make it. I'm thankful that God had a purpose for my life, and it was my journey of writing my most recent book, "From A Soldier's Perspective" that has helped me figure out my purpose. I believe that God has delivered me through so many of life's struggles so that I would be able to assist many other people who are struggling to get through their own struggles of life.  My parents divorced whenever I was five years old, so as a result, my sister, as well as my mother and I moved around quite often. I graduated high school in May of 2005, and about a month after that I enlisted in The United States Army. I honorably served my country for eight years and ten months.
             I started writing poetry in middle school because I was very shy whenever it came to speaking to the ladies, and I needed a voice. I would find that much needed voice through my love for poetry. I am now a full time writer and I find my joy by interacting with readers, sharing with people my passion, as well as the books that I've written. Now days I write for a different reason. Whenever I was medically discharged from The United States Army I had a very difficult time adjusting to civilian life. I had fell into a deep, dark depression, and it was the writing of my newest book, "From A Soldier's Perspective" that had helped me love myself again. Writing this book was very therapeutic for me, and I'm confident that it will be just as therapeutic for those who read it. I did a lot of reading whenever I was in school because of a program that we had that was called "The Accelerated Reader Program". Whenever I was in grade school I really enjoyed reading books that were by "Laura Ingalls Wilder", and now I enjoy reading books by The New York Times Bestselling Author formally known as Zane. One of the most recent happy moments of my life was whenever I met her a month ago on the 1st of June at a book signing that she did at The Books A Million in Jacksonville, Florida for her most recently released book, "VENGEANCE". I have recommended to a lot of veterans that they try to keep a journal or do some form of writing, and I've learned that it has been very therapeutic for others just like myself.
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