While most gifts are given to us by someone else, the gift of desperation is a present we give to ourselves. It is a gift of awareness that doing the same thing over and over again is self-destructive and not working anymore. It is a gift of acceptance that there is hope and we are worth it. And, it is a gift of courage to take that action – that next right step- toward self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-preservation.
I wrote my first novel, Gift of Desperation, to explore how my main character, Claire Sebastian, spins into a deep hole of desperation and what it takes for her to realize that enough is enough. Claire is a symbol of hope, a hero of inspiration, and a role model that shows us that making a positive change is possible.