Today’s featured author is Rhea Woodruff!
About the Author
Name: Rhea Woodruff
Hometown: Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Born in 1973, Rhea Woodruff was raised in a military family. As a result, she and her family moved every four years. Along the way, she met a number of special people, and had many incredible experiences, both good and bad. As a result of her severe learning disability, she has worked harder than most people to fit in and to do a good job; and as a result she has accomplished much in her life. Rhea loves to write. Her dream has been to become a published author; and with the publication of her first book, Growing Up Special, her dream became reality. “Don’t give up on your dreams,” says Rhea. “They will come true if you don’t give up on them.” Rhea lives in New Orleans area and plans to enjoy being an author for the first time while working on her next book.
Published: June 2014
Publisher: A Flair for Writing
When Rhea Woodruff was born, her doctors were concerned. After some testing, they concluded she would probably never walk or talk. As time progressed, Rhea proved them wrong, but the full scope of her developmental delays were clearly evident. Despite her disability, Rhea remained determined to overcome the obstacles in her life, and she has developed into a kind, caring, and capable individual. All she ever wanted was to find love and be treated like everyone else. After much heartache and many disappointments, her dreams of becoming a wife, mother, and author are now a reality. Rhea hopes readers will find inspiration in her candid chronicle of rebounding from adversity. Born Special proves that the toughest challenges in life can be overcome. By sharing the outcome of her personal struggles, Rhea has succeeded in delivering the message that you should never give up on your dreams.
What Others Are Saying
- ~It might be one of the most inspiring books I’ve read. I so admire Rhea’s determination and the fact that she never gave up on herself. She is an amazing person!
- ~I cried through this whole book. Why? Because it hit home raising a son with special needs.
- ~Born Special is an endearing coming-of-age memoir about a young girl just trying to find her way in life. I like her honest down home style of writing. It was easy to get absorbed into this young woman’s life. It doesn’t take long to see that this girl is special and I think that is what makes this story even more enthralling.
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