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Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis by Alberta H. Sequeira

Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round is a heartfelt memoir of a woman’s life living with and losing a husband to alcoholism. Slowly their happy life as a secure family with their two daughters started to fall into tiny pieces.

Family members ride on the merry-go-round of hardships and struggles only to watch their loved one die from this demon. Readers who are living in the same dark hole, will relate to the constant confusion, broken promises, and abusive behavior with no winners. Hopefully, they will come to learn that alcoholism is not a weakness, it’s an illness. We are far from being alone with this battle.

This story describes the heartache caused by alcoholism on the whole family. It’s a painful journey filled with honesty, hurt, confusion and the fear of losing someone from alcohol abuse. It reveals the sadness and despair alcoholism places on those who love an alcoholic and the consequences that follow.

Product Details:
Paperback: 384 Pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (July 8, 2015)
Language: English
Global Library: Self-Help (Alcoholism Recovery)
Global Library: Self-Help (Sexual Abuse)

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Please, God, Not Two: This Killer Called Alcoholism by Alberta H. Sequeira

Please, God, Not Two is the sequel to Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round. It follows the silent suffering after a woman married loses her husband, Richard Lopes of North Dighton, Massachusetts, in 1985 at forty-five years of age from his alcohol abuse.

She had ignored the same familiar signs with her daughter, Lori Cahill. It wasn’t until the last two years of her life that family became aware of her addiction and becoming bulimic.

After three rehab stays, Lori loses her battle on November 22, 2006 at thirty-nine. She had been put to rest alongside her father at the St. Patrick Cemetery in Somerset, MA.

Readers living in the same confused life with enabling, fear, physical abuse and denial, will relate to this true story. This is a worldwide problem that has been killing millions of people leaving broken-hearted families behind.

The author’s talks given publicly and behind closed doors to the alcoholics and drug addicts are in this memoir without holding back the reality of this disease with no one coming out a winner.

From The Inside Flap Introduction: Please, God, Not Two: This Killer Called Alcoholism is the sequel to Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis. The first memoir goes behind closed doors into my private life and personal hardships of living with an alcoholic husband. I wanted the readers to share in the reality of our fears and frustration in trying to deal with his drinking. The birth of our two daughters, Debbie and Lori, were followed by confusion, broken promises, abuse, our divorce, and his death.

This sequel is the continuation of our lives after my husband, Richie, died and our subsequent realization that our daughter, Lori, had been taking the same path as her father with alcohol abuse. The family wasn’t aware that she had become addicted to alcohol until her last two years of fighting this disease.

Our families wanted to unite and hopefully reach not only the drug and alcohol abusers, but also the parents, children, siblings, and friends who are trying to understand the disease of substance abuse.

We are far from being alone in this fight, but we know that family members need to come together to learn how to help the abusers overcome their addiction by showing support and love. It’s so important for the abusers to know that it’s not them we hate, but the disease itself. That alone, will help a great deal in their recovery.

When we lose a loved one, our lives are overwhelmed by all the questions: if I had done something different, could I have, should I have, and what might have been if I had. If there was a possibility of my going back and making changes, would they have saved Richie and Lori? I’ll never know, but some changes in my actions might have helped me live with less guilt about how I handled certain circumstances.

I’m not a professional counselor or trained speaker; my writing and talks come from the heart of a wife and mother who has lost two people I loved to alcoholism.

Please, God, Not Two is based on my years of loving and raising Lori, only to lose her to alcoholism. Slowly, our happy lives as a secure family started to fall to pieces at different stages. It was completely incomprehensible to me that I ignored the signs of Lori’s serious drinking problems after seeing her father die from this uncontrollable demon.

I wanted to talk about the powerful and emotional feelings of my physical and mental pain, being blind to the signs of Lori’s drinking, even after being knowledgeable about the illness when trying to cope with Richie’s addiction. This book was written for families who are living in this same dark hole and who need to come out of hiding and seek help without fear or embarrassment

We can’t force our loved ones to get help. All our begging, crying, and pleading won’t always work. They have to want it themselves; we can only try to support them.

Writing this book has made me see that there were missed opportunities that could have turned Lori’s life around and helped her to let go of the demons that kept her from being able to move toward recovery. I’m ashamed to say that there were many.

If our family’s experience can help others recognize the warning signs of alcohol abuse and save one abuser, then this story will have been worth telling. Every family member and close friend of the alcoholic suffers along with them. As sick as we become from this disease ourselves, we have to keep focused on the possibility of losing the abuser. Because of the high percentage rate of deaths from alcoholism, we need to keep fighting for our loved ones, no matter how hard the task, to help them take the steps to recovery.

There’s no reason to remain silent about this illness. There are many diseases that kill, and this is one of them. Families need to open up about substance abuse and seek counseling. This fight can’t be fought alone; the dependency is too powerful. Once the disorder seizes a person, the demon holds them with more strength than we can imagine. Alcoholism is something abusers have to fight the rest of their lives; there is no cure. We should try to help them attain the desire to go into rehabilitation and recovery, and more importantly, with our love and support, the willpower to stay sober. We are far from being alone in this battle; it’s a worldwide problem. –This text refers to an alternate kindle edition.

Product Details:
Paperback: 404 Pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (August 4, 2015)
Language: English
Global Library: Self-Help (Alcoholism Recovery)
Global Library: Self-Help (Sexual Abuse)

Amazon Print:


Message From Alberta H. Sequeira: Hello everyone.I wrote two serious books on Alcohol and drug Abuse. My reason was from losing a husband and grown daughter to theirs. I wanted to show how I had no knowledge of their habits and wanted to share what I should have done better.

With Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round you will learn:

1. How enabling only brings the substance abuser deeper into their addiction.

2. How fights only make a distance between you both. Listening is more loving and takes down the walls.

3. The silent treatment only pushes the problem in the background.

4. Don’t make threats you can’t keep.

5. allowing the action to go on too long, starts the blackout.

6. How to leave safely without putting your life in danger

Book Two: Please, God, Not Two

1. When your child starts hanging out with new friends

2. Skipping school

3. Not realizing this I can be a family disease

4. Getting them help before the age of 18 years old or they will be able to refuse help

5. Stop keeping the blinders on thinking it’s a FAZE.

6. Don’t believe in “They have to reach rock bottom: Richie and Lori’s was their death

7. Get them help even if they hate you. At least they will be alive

Both books show my actions and what I should have done. The sequel Please, God, Not Two, contains my talks behind closed doors to the substance abusers.

I have the conclusion, a Narrative Nonfiction, to both books The Mindset of an Alcoholic and Addict: 34 Americans and Canadians Share Their Struggle with Alcohol and Drugs, looking for a publisher. Hopefully, they will believe in this book as writing and stories that will help many: doctors, counselors, family members, the substance abuser, and the public to understand what we all need to do to get the addict into recovery.

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Procrastination Tips for Writers by Bob Hostetler

Procrastination Tips for Writers | written by Bob HostetlerI was going to write this post Months ago, but I kept putting it off. True story.Most writers don’t need much help procrastinating. Many of us will do almost anything to avoid the actual task of writing. It’s amazing how many things can distract us from our WIP (work-in-progress) or our WMNP (work-making-no-progress). Still, there may be someone out there in Writerland who needs a few suggestions, so here’s a list of things that will help you avoid writing for a while:Read a blog post. (Congratulations! You nailed it.)

Check email ONE MORE TIME.Clip your fingernails (bonus points for toenails).Cruise Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (lather, rinse, repeat).Research something unrelated to your WIP. (Hey, it may come in handy someday.)Clean out the kitty litter.Shop online for fun sticky notes.Clean the refrigerator.Call a friend you haven’t talked to in years.Straighten all of your paper clips.Order new paper clips since you ruined the ones you had.Rearrange your office furniture.Recreate a whole new filing system.Play with the dog. Or cat. Or dust bunnies under your desk.Seriously, try a few. They work every time. In fact, you may have already done some of these. You may even have better go-to procrastination occupations (such as making up phrases like “procrastination occupations”); if you do, please share them in the comments.However, since this blog is supposed to help people write and publish, I suppose I could also offer some “positive procrastination” tips. Because there are ways to avoid your WIP that nonetheless move you forward as a writer, stoking your creativity and getting you back to the keyboard refreshed and ready to write.

I can think of seven that work for me:
Take a walk W. Somerset Maugham was once greeted by a friend who saw him ambling in the countryside near his home: “Maugham! I thought you’d be writing.” Maugham replied, “I am.”

Grab a napSometimes my thoughts (not to mention my eyes, though I just did, didn’t I?) get scrambled as I write. A short nap sometimes not only unscrambles things but also leads me to fresh insight or inspiration upon awaking. 

Listen to the musicListening—or singing along—to ten or fifteen minutes of Dvořák or Dylan can lift my spirits and recalibrate my heartbeat. Okay, so it’s hard to sing along to Dvořák, but you get the idea.

Doodle or mind map somethingI work well on a keyboard but sometimes a pencil, marker, or fountain pen in hand provides a helpful distraction or valuable breakthrough.

Watch an online writers-conference sessionWriters today have many online options to be inspired and instructed, such as the Christian Writers Institute, which offers excellent audio and video courses, books, and podcasts.

Find silence and solitudeFor decades, I’ve taken an extended prayer retreat every year, and I’m always amazed at the creativity and productivity that flow from that silence and solitude. Try it, even for an hour or two; get alone and see what silence and freedom from external stimuli can coax from you

PrayI forget from time to time how much prayer does for my productivity. It doesn’t even have to be prayer about my writing, though it often is—and it always makes me wonder why I would ever try to write without having prayed.I think these seven procrastination tips are much better than the previous list. How about you? Do you procrastinate? Do you have a few go-to “procrastination occupations?” Do you practice “positive procrastination?” Tell us all about it in the comments.The post Procrastination Tips for Writers appeared first on The Steve Laube Agency.Leave a CommentThe Writing Life, time management  •  2021-04-28  •  Bob Hostetler 
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Websites that help writers

Here are 15 websites that are very helpful to writers and authors. I hope they help you! 

1.     Bookish

 Makes book recommendations, provides book lists, and author interviews.

 2.     Library Thing

 It sees itself as the world’s largest book club and makes book recommendations. 

 3.     Shelfari

 Like a Wikipedia for books, this site allows you to build a virtual bookshelf. It is owned by Amazon.

 4.     Helping Writers Become Authors

 Offers assistance and guidance to writers, helping them improve their craft.

 5.     Writers Helping Writers

 A one-stop shop for writers.

 6.     Writer Unbound

 Offers wide-ranging advice for fiction writers.

 7.     Writers In The Storm

 Tips on how to handle rejection, have day-to-day life balance as a writer, and feel support for their creative lives.

 8.     Get It Write

 Learn grammar, word mechanics, punctuation, and what you should have perfected while in school.

 9.     Publishing Perspectives

      Focuses on the global book publishing industry.

 10.Insecure Writer’s Support Group

 Connects writers with writers to support them through the challenges or fears they might experience of feel.

 11.Writer’s Digest Annual Conference

 Major annual gathering for writers seeking to improve their careers and learn about publishing, getting published, and writing. It builds a writing community.

 12.Indie Bookstore Finder 


 Search by zip code for the nearest indie bookstore.

 13.Funds For Writers

 Covers the business of writing, identifies paid writing opportunities, writer contests, etc.

 14. Book Trib

       A news source for book lovers, including interviews, reviews, podcasts, and video discussions. You can buy a book review, do book give-aways, and be a part of a listicle.

 15. Riffle

 Like the Pinterest of books, it provides you with book suggestions based on your preferences and books read.

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