CHICAGO, Ill. – Feb 1, 2021 – Once There Was a Girl is the poignant true story of Wendy, a young black woman struggling to grow up in a housing project in New Orleans. Facing abject poverty, rampant crime, and formidable challenges, she believes against all hope that she will somehow survive. Her mother teaches her how to pray — and pray she does — even when all hope of a better life seems fleeting and perhaps impossible. As time passes, Wendy struggles not to give up and fervently asks God to perform a miracle and deliver her from the projects to the world she hopes and dreams of.
According to Martha E Casazza, Ed.D. Educational Consultant and Author. Wendy Randall has written a memoir that will inspire others to believe in themselves and take charge of their lives. Her insightful reflections demonstrate her grit, courage, and a strong belief in herself. Wendy developed coping tools early that continued to motivate her as she moved through life. She powerfully describes her security blanket of escape: daydreaming. She never let go of those daydreams and did whatever was necessary to ensure they came true. As she states so well, “I believe that I will not succumb to my environment.” This story is one of tremendous courage and determination.
Once there was a girl is published by Kharis Publishing and is now available wherever books are sold, including Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946277851. Retailers and other agencies may order copies from Ingram Content Group or through the publisher (ISBN: 978-1946277855).
Wendy Randall loves encouraging people to persevere and has spent her life working as a substance abuse counselor and educator. She has lived around in the United States and Europe and is fluent in both French and Spanish. In her memoir, Wendy illustrates how a praying mother, her faith in Jesus, and perseverance kept her from succumbing to a poverty-stricken and crime-ridden environment and led her to see her dreams come true.
About Kharis Publishing:
Kharis Publishing, an imprint of Kharis Media LLC, is an independent book publisher focused on inspirational and faith-based books. Kharis’ dual mission is to give voice to underrepresented writers and equip orphans in developing countries with literacy tools. That is why, for each book sold, the publisher channels some of the proceeds into providing books and computers for orphanages in developing countries, so these kids may learn to read, dream, and grow.
Learn more at: https://www.kharispublishing.com/