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Guest Blog: Darlene Corbett with 2 Books Free to Random Commenters!




Readers, Darlene has a lot going on in her life and had actually asked about a month ago to be excused from doing this guest blog post. I agreed, of course. But then, in the after-final-exams-brain fog, I messaged her about turning in her post. She agreed to do so anyway! Thank you, Darlene, and I'm praying for you in these hard times.


Introduce yourself—name, where you’re from, and something people notice when they meet you.

 

My name is Darlene Corbett. I was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, lived outside of Boston for seventeen years, and returned to central Massachusetts thirteen years ago.

 

What would people notice about me?


How petite I am. 4’11, and I didn’t shrink.

 

Tell us about your book—title and back cover blurb?

 

Visible. 

 

Rachel, a 55-year-old widowed, Boston-area therapist, runs a ten-week group to help five successful but wounded professionals who have come to a standstill in their individual therapy.

Initially, Rachel asks if they’d like to try another therapist.


They refuse but agree to partake in group therapy.


Rachel’s life revolves around work, her dogs, her friendship with two therapists, Janine and Bridget, and worrying about the group. She believes her sense of self is on the line, and her clients’ healing remains her primary focus.


For the next several weeks, with Rachel’s guidance, group members take risks in the safety of her office.


While Rachel helps others, she meets with a mysterious therapist, Alexandra, exploring the obstacles that interfere in her life.


The therapist and her friends encourage her to attend a coed dance class.


After much resistance, Rachel accepts their recommendation, and at the first meeting, she encounters an older gentleman who takes an interest in her.


Rachel finds herself drawn to him but hesitates as past losses and betrayal loom in front of her.

Will she retreat into herself or take a chance for greater, personal fulfillment?

 

Share one thing that you found difficult or challenging about writing this book.

 

Converting narrative into dialogue with action beats within the psychotherapy office. I should have done that in the first place, but when an acquisitions editor reminded me that would drive the story, I went ahead and rewrote every single session in the book. It wasn’t difficult, but it regarded intense attention to detail to set the atmosphere and include all of the senses.

 

The book will be released late spring by WordCrafts Press.

      

Ask the blog reader a quirky question or two?

 

Have you ever thought about going to therapy but hesitated because you thought you’d be judged for your beliefs?

 




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Debra Pruss
Debra Pruss
May 13

Yes. I went to a Christian therapist that I really connected with. When my insurance changed, I had to go to another therapist, but did not feel a connection with her. I stopped therapy when the practice closed. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you. Have a wonderful week.

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Dianne Miley
Dianne Miley
May 12

Yes. I chose a Christian therapist. She was very helpful and before long, I was much better!

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CRYSTAL
CRYSTAL
May 12

Book sounds and looks like a good book to read. Excerpt and book cover really intrigues me and makes me want to read book especially in print.

Happy Mother's Day💐💐💐💐💐💐

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