Local Author Karlene Stewart Presents Inspirational New Novel

05 June 2013, 8:00 AM

Inspired by two young ladies whose life decisions led them along very different paths, local author Karlene Stewart has written a fictional autobiography that she hopes will serve as a positive guide for Cayman's youth. Families are invited to join Stewart at Books & Books, Camana Bay for the launch of You Can Rise Up on Thursday, June 13 at 7pm.
This free event will include an author presentation, group discussion and book signing.

About the Book

Carla Henderson's life is one of pain, aggression and tragedy. Much of the ill fate that she experiences is due to her reckless relationship with a man five years her senior who uses his guise of charm and charisma to woo her, then sets out to destroy her to achieve his own agenda. Carla's own disobedience and disregard for authority helps to steer her into the hands of this villain and along the wrong path.

Carla's life is juxtaposed alongside that of her childhood friend Aisha. Aisha is the model daughter, the perfect student and lives a very settled life - getting married early and starting a career as a teacher. It is only after the murder of her father and her own near-death experience that Carla comes to the realisation that she needs to rise up out of her dark life and be a better person.

You Can Rise Up is now available at Books & Books.

About the Author

Karlene Stewart is a Financial Services Administrator and the author of two novels-Let My Soul Bare and You Can Rise Up. Her writing has also been published in regional newspapers and international magazines. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Communication for Social and Behaviour Change from the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), University of the West Indies, at Mona.

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