What inspired you to write your memoir?
Having to give up my daughter after years of being emotionally and psychologically abused in a relationship that ultimately resulted in cancer, is what inspired me to write this book, in hopes that others will learn from my mistakes and wrong choices I made in life. My story will take readers to the heart of reality, adversity and everyday struggle. An inspirational story that touches on a wide range of topics, intended to bring eternal hope to those who feel lost, broken, and adrift in love and life.
About your Book:
Originally from a small village in Spain, Tori Kinsey would become the pioneer in her family. At a young age, Tori knew she was meant for more than small town life and took off to England to learn the English language. Before long she found herself in the United States where her nightmare would begin. It came in the form of a cold, cruel and mentally ill man. From there it developed into breast cancer and a fight for her life, as well as a fight for custody of her youngest child. Thriver: Happiness is a Choice, takes you to the pits of hell, and just when it seems the nightmare will never end, it picks you up, proving that hope does indeed spring eternal. This is a powerful story of a woman who refused to allow anything to defeat her – not a man, not cancer, and not even her inner self.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
After researching the publishing industry and taking into consideration that finances were an issue for me, I decided to self-publish through Xlibris.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
I do not have enough experience in the subject matter, this is my first publication. My sole purpose in writing my autobiography is to help others learn from my mistakes and avoid the pain and suffering I have endured throughout my life.
Born and raised in Spain, Tori currently resides in the United States. She worked, as a legal assistant and later owned a private investigative agency. She is a single parent of three, and a walking, talking miracle. Tori’s breast cancer metastasized and has survived several bouts on her ongoing battle with a disease that claims so many lives. Thriver: Happiness is a Choice is her first publication.