This is the diluted version of what was happening that day. The true, minute by minute verbal abuse, taking women out of the truck at gun point and bringing them back raped and bloodied, those seconds while waiting to be the next one to be taken out ... is a more painful story. Story I never told out loud and I don't think I ever will, because the true re-living of that day would kill me. Even when I go back to that day in my own mind, I skip the most painful memories -- I don't dwell on them, because the adult me could not handle the pain the teenage me could.
You are invited to my book signing on Saturday,
October 31 from 1 to 3 pm at
620 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048
Please join me for this special event and invite a friend!
Sure hope to see you there.
No, not the sad one it's too revealing, I don't want to show the world my true feelings. For the mask that you can see camouflages the true me. It's my public face that I remove each night, when I bare my soul the mirrors light. It's the one meant for only my eyes to see it speaks of all my history. It tells of my youth and girlish ways, my adolescents and my young woman's dreams. It tells of good times of which I had my share of love lost and pain so hard to bear.
So I choose my mask so carefully, to cover the face that was given to me, the one that was meant for only my eyes to see.
~By Charlene Valladares
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Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
... Learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket
To the wonderful world of books.
~ Anonymous ~
My first novel Remember Me was published by Tate Publishing and released June 7, 2011.
At the innocent age of fifteen, Selma is just beginning to experience the power of her first love. Unfortunately, living in Bosnia in 1992, Selma and her parents soon find themselves targets of the Bosnian War, and her father is arrested by the Serb Army and held for questioning. In an attempt to protect her daughter, Selma's mother sends Selma to stay with her aunt, but that seems to be a mistake.
Days after arriving, the city is attacked, her family members are murdered before her eyes, and Selma is thrown into a concentration camp where she lives out her worst nightmare. After losing nearly all those she loves, being abused by those whom she once trusted, and witnessing prejudice at its ugliest, Selma isn’t sure she even wants to stay alive. Will Selma ever escape from room ten alive? And if she does, will her broken spirit ever recover? Will she have any family to return to? Will she ever find love again?
Follow Selma Jovanovic’s journey through love, despair, hope, and peace in author Sanela Jurich’s Remember Me. Experience the brutality of the Bosnian Genocide, but see how God’s hand restores Selma’s life tenfold. Understand the courage it takes to face your attackers and relive the pain in the name of justice. Discover whether love can blossom from beneath the rubble of war.
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