Deborah Gilson shares engaging confessions, implying how vital it is to learn from other people. And Then There Was One is the written version of a five-star drama based on real life events. Gilson’s memoir describes exciting, emotional and unexpected experiences in humorous to painfully perceptive, gripping accounts. These narratives shed light on her intimate moments of vulnerability, which hits home with readers. Gilson’s authentic, off-topic sequence of events reveals fascinating personal insight in this compelling collection. And Then There Was One is inviting, inquisitive and engaging, sparking imagination within the reader. These short, great essays by a talented writer are so vivid you feel you are experiencing the stories. Deborah Gilson’s versatile, new voice literally changes lives. In And Then There Was One, Deborah Gilson’s debut memoir, devoted readers look forward to 19 spectacular stories of her sensational life. Excerpts separated by * symbol. * Suddenly, Deborah looked up seeing an older black boy’s head peeking around a fence corner. She quickly recognized the tip of a gun. Their eyes locked and he immediately pulled himself back behind the fence. * Lynn and Deborah responded with more shouting and screaming. As the victims attempted to back away, one of the assailants stabbed each of them several times. * Deborah walked closer to this kind-faced man, noticing something more astounding. Reality immediately took the place of my uncertainty. She could see through him. * After 60 hours of labor, Deborah was relieved to finally have her baby safely cradled in her arms. * Deborah would have written a complimentary letter to the police officer’s supervisor, however, the officer wore no badge. The hairs on Deborah’s arms stood on end, confirming she met one of her angelic guides. * Deborah’s mother’s voice shook in agony and despair as she told Deborah, “Ross committed suicide last night.” * Deborah’s mother dreamed she was still alive, although several persons from the hospital staff were wheeling her to the morgue in the basement. * By the time Deborah and her four friends exited Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Deborah’s enthusiasm for this place of worship drastically diminished. * With his massive fingers, Deborah’s adoptive father held one of Tootsie’s six kittens under water with a first finger and thumb firmly around its tiny neck. * Deborah’s mother yelled from the kitchen window, "Debbie, get off that cow!" * From Deborah’s bathroom window, she eavesdropped and heard the husband say the young horse needed to be put down.
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Deborah Gilson began writing at age seven and has these beginning writings tucked safely in their protected bound covering held together by a string. Deborah's mother dutifully typed these stories as Deborah stood by dictating her latest masterpiece. Because of Deborah's late mother's on-going support, the writing continues more than four decades later. Read one of Deborah Gilson’s award winning stories here: http://womensmemoirs.com/memoir-scrapbooking/memoir-contest-winner-cut-the-cake-by-deborah-gilson/
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