Broken Promises

by Elizabeth W. Williams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 23/03/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781585003419

About the Book

In the early part of the century young girls were conditioned to seek marriage. Home and family were the requirements for a happy life. Like thousands of other girls, Terry, the central character of his story, was no different. Raised in the church, she was taught to be unselfish and to serve, she was not prepared for the real world. Problem was, she served and was so unselfish she had very little left, even her very soul was threatened.

Starting out in a small eastern town at sixteen, she worked her fingers to the bone and then stepped into a marriage to do the same, only worse. Crisis follows crisis as Terry struggles through the years in a marriage doomed to fail from the start. Through her many experiences coping with life in the burbs, power struggles, birth control and career problems, Terry reaches a turning point. Her attempt to regain her lost identity proves to be a long journey, one that she resolves by doing on her own.

She comes to realize that the standards put in place had led to her confusion and were so entrenched that she had to call on her friends to help uncover hidden issues.

About the Author

U. S. A. - Canada - International Artist, Author, Poct.

Pseudonym ELKA. Studied Fine Art, Commercial Art & Design Washington School of Art and with six Art Teachers on the east coast. Began teaching and moved to vancouver, B.C. where she taught Art Therapy at Sunny Hill Hospital. Joined the Faculty of Le Lycee De Los Angeles and Beverly Hills as Fine Arts teacher. Opened her own Evolutionary Gallery with her agent from New York, Steven Hass. Education includes: California teaching credential -Art, Beverly Hills Unified School District Medical Secretary Training, Los Angeles City Unified School District and Cedars Sini. Beverly Hills, Achievement Award-Medical Terminology. Studied Ballet with Madame Kathryn Etienne School of Dance. Hollywood and Paris. Studied Real Estate at Creat Western Cities. Fund Raising work - City of Hope, Leukemia Society, Arthritis Foundation, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes. Appeared on the International Poetry Hall of Fame WWW. MD. From Las Vegas, Nevada. Published in seven anthologies with the National Library of Poetry. Received Editors choice awards in 95,97, N. I,. P.

Published in Famous Poets, A Treasure of Great Poems Published with the Poetry Guild. New York. Author of Broken Promises, The Art of Contemplation, a collection of poems, the Ghosts of Sierra Vista, short story. The World of Light - art Instruction. She lives in Costa Serena, Oceanside, CA. Where she continues to write, paint and teach.