my memoir has been published!

My book, Bound to Love: a memoir of grit and gratitude has been published! Both the paperback and Kindle versions can be found here, at Amazon. Other digital versions can be found at Smashwords.

Usually my posts here have a different flavor, exploring nondual understanding. The memoir chronicles the pressure cooker journey that drove me toward unwrapping this deeper truth. Perhaps, without my son Thom, I would not have. I am very grateful.

Front cover with white text justifiedThe memoir won first prize in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2005 contest under the name Blood Bond. That was a very bad time to market memoirs, I discovered, because of James Frey’s betrayal of the form in A Million Little Pieces when he exaggerated his personal story, and was exposed.

I let my manuscript molder on my computer for seven years, then pulled it out and walked it through two more critique groups.

Bound to Love is the true story of a single mother who encountered and navigated a complicated nightmare for any parent. My child, the only child I could ever bear, was born with a life-threatening congenital heart defect, and suffered a more brutal health diagnosis soon after. Walk with me as I birth the courage and grit to meet Thom’s compounding challenges.

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2015

17 thoughts on “my memoir has been published!

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  2. Batja cates

    Hi Amrita, I am a friend of Maria Krahn, who told me about your book. I plan to buy paperback.

    Your son is so beautiful he’s otherworldly (in the best sense)
    Many blessings,
    Batja Cates


  3. Gail Gallaher

    Oh, yea!! I am so happy for you, my friend! I remember reading the prize winning manuscript and feeling spellbound. Looking forward to getting my hands on the paper and ink book! Much love ~~ Gail


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  5. Arlene Metrick

    Congratulations, Amrita!!! I will purchase a copy. That’s very very exciting! And what a beautiful photograph of your son on the cover!!!
    I’m looking forward to reading it. Hope you are well! Love, Arlene


  6. Susan or Jock Wright

    body{font-family: Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:9pt;background-color: #ffffff;color: black;}Wow! Congratulations, Skye! Looking forward to reading it!Love, Snoo


  7. Basheera

    Wow! That’s awesome! I read the manuscript (is that the right word) way back when and loved it! Why did I not know it won 1st prize? So glad you got it PUBLISHED! Much love.


  8. Vivienne Verdon-Roe

    I’ve ordered your book Amrita. Excited to read it. I’ve begun writing and this time I’m bound and determined to do the book I’ve had in mind for 30 years. About trauma, not easy, but i’m ready!! see you soon! much love vivienne

    Vivienne Verdon-Roe, Ph.D (hon) Certified Qigong Teacher (415) 868-2241


  9. Rabi'a

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Will be buying the kindle version! I love that you connect your son’s circumstances to your own growth and uncovering. You are a very special ray in this energetic field we are and I love you deeply.


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