EARLY YEARS AS A TWIN TO ALBERT
Albert on the left, me crying! I’m still cute
What ever happened to playpens? Albert Won!
I went to Dighton High School in Dighton, Massachusetts. We were the last class to graduate in 1960 before the school burned down!
I am a four-time award winning authors, director, producer and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable TV show, Motivational Speaker.
My Published Books are my memoirs A Spiritual Renewal; A Journey to Medjugorje, Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis and the sequel Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism. My Narrative Non-Fiction is What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholic and Addict: In Their Own Words.
I was born in Pocasset, Massachusetts, which is located in the Cape Cod area. After losing my husband and daughter to their alcohol addiction, I became an Awareness Coach. I reach out to substance abusers behind closed doors, their families and the public to make them aware that alcohol and drug abuse will kill. I am available to go to any private or public event to give a speaking engagement on “The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family.” Email email@example.com
for a quote.
I am a director, producer and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable TV show in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I interview other writers, authors, publishers or anyone connected to the publishing world.
I teach a three hour writer’s workshop on “Bring Your Manuscript to Publication.” It’s not a class on “how to write” but helping writers and authors on how to promote and market their manuscripts or book(s). My second class is another three hour course on “How to Self-Publish Your Own Book with Create Space.”
I enjoy being a co-founder to Authors Without Borders at http://www.awb6.com
. Our group of four published authors offer services to the community, schools and any location poetry slams, speaking engagements, book signing, discussion panels or readings.
I am not new to the media. I have been on many cable shows, radio stations, blog radio, Catholic ministries or their World Radio Maria show, and have had many interviews with the newspapers. I write a weekly blog for the www.capecodtoday.com
, and to the teenagers at http://causehub.com
under the name “busygirl.”
I am a motivational speaker on “My Spiritual Changes Within” after my pilgrimage to Medjugorje in Bosnia. It follows my story also in A Spiritual Renewal; A Journey to Medjugorje. It’s a full hour (or longer by request) talk on the actions of God in our lives. Hopefully, the audience will come to realize that we have to just slow down for a moment and contemplate what is really important to us in our own worlds…the people in our lives whom we love and care about and a God Who will never abandon us.
Magnificat, Catholic Woman’s Ministry, Providence Marriott Hotel in Providence, RI Magnificat, Catholic Women’s Ministry: Boston Chapter at the Marian Movement in Medway, MA, Mothers of Ministry, Halifax, MA, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Taunton, MA, Lakeville Public Library, Lakeville, MA, Dighton Library, Dighton, MA, Hazelwood Senior Center, New Bedford, MA, Autumn Glen, No. Dartmouth, MA, Taunton, Cultural Council, Taunton, MA, Baker Books, No. Dartmouth, MA, Sisters of Solace, Westport, MA.
Alcohol Abuse Talks:
“The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family.” I speak at private events to the alcoholic and addicts at halfway homes and substance abuse rehabilitation centers. I give them hope that there is recovery from this horrible worldwide disease. I do offer the presentation to public locations, especially for the families of the alcoholic abusers on how we innocently enable the drinker to bring them deeper into their addiction.
Speaking Locations: The Emerson House on the grounds of Gosnold Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center, Falmouth, MA, Lynne’s House halfway home (for women) in Wareham, MA, Glannas House, halfway home (for men) in Wareham, MA, Brockton Resource Center, Brockton, MA; a substance abuse program ordered by the court system for alcoholic and addicts to attend, Bristol-Plymouth Technical Voc School in Taunton, Break’n the Chainz Ministry, New Bedford, MA: “Empowering our Community Against Addiction” Conference and the American Association of Medical Assistants at the Fall River, Massachusetts Chapter.* I am available to speak at businesses, organization or any location wanting to hear my story on this topic .
Email me for a quote for your next event:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my alcohol abuse website at www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com.
I’m an instructor in a three hour course in “Bring Your Manuscript to Publication.” It’s not a writer’s course but one that takes the writer from their thoughts of a story up to their publication.
The topics include: Introduction to Writing, Online Thoughts, Grammar Problems, Words to Avoid, Editing, Reference Books, Getting Published, Agent or Publisher, Perseverance, Query Letter, The Hook, Synopsis, Book Proposal, Book Cover/Title, Promoting, Ways to Make Money and Get known, E-books, Kindle and Websites of Authors.
I also teach a class “How to Self-Publish Your Own Book with Create Space”
I am a director, producer and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable TV Show in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I interview writers, authors, artists, publisher and anyone in the publishing world.
FUTURE PLANS WITH WRITING:
I published my book titled What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholics and Addicts; Their Own Personal Stories. My goal is to have the addicts reach out to others with their personal downfall on turning to alcohol abuse and drugs. Hopefully, they will show others how this disease over-powered them to lose everything. What a wonderful gift for the substance abuser to help each other.
My next exciting achievement is writing my very first fictional book. It’s now time for readers to see there is a lighter side to me. It’s titled The Rusty Years. The story is about a ninety-two-year-old woman, who thinks she is ready to go to the “Pearly Gates” until a mystery from the past arrives, and she wants to find the answers.
In 1993, I remarried and now live in Rochester, MA with my husband, Al. We have five children; Deborah Dutra of Berkley, Lynne Poitras of E. Freetown, John Sequeira of New Bedford, Alan Sequeira of Westport and Carol Applebee of Maine. Our beloved daughter, Lori (Cahill) Nadeau died November 22, 2006 of Cirrhosis of the liver from her drinking at an early age of thrity-nine. We are blessed with ten grandchildren; Michael & Kerri Dutra, Joe & Meagan Cahill, Andy & Kailey Poitras, Rosalie & Lillian Sequeira and Jordan & Julia Applebee.
I belong to the St. John Neumann Church in East Freetown and had been a Eucharistic Minister and Vice President of the St. John Neumann Couple’s Club for two years.
My relaxation comes from reading when there is spare time, which is not too often, I enjoy gardening, when my energy and legs permit, social events, and my greatest joy is writing to touch the hearts of readers, and reaching out to the alcoholic and drug users.
After retiring early, I devoted every spare moment to finishing my books. I had felt there was a beautiful human interest story to share after the loss of my father, a husband and my daughter.