The Disappearance of Alice
About the Book
The fourth novel for this author, presents a tale of tragedy and survival.
WHAT IS THE WILL TO SURVIVE? It has been described as hope, determination, and a positive mental attitude. The "will to survive" is commonly referred to as a desire to live despite seemingly insurmountable mental or physical obstacles. When there seems to be no escape from your situation, and the odds seem against you, the "will to survive" can provide you with the spark you need to press on. The will to survive can also be considered "the refusal to give up."
"The Disappearance of Alice" is based on real events. In 1893, when a fierce hurricane destroyed her tiny village on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, a six year old child was separated from her family by the strong wind and waves, snatched by Mother Nature, tossed out into the night, alone and scared she endured days of torment on the open sea. Tiny bruised fingers clung desperately to a rooftop that floated 90 miles across the Gulf, away from her home and family.
Alice was fair skinned with hair golden that flowed in curls down her back. Those golden locks would shine as a beacon and eventually call attention to her near lifeless body as it floated on the waves toward her destiny.
Her story has never been told, until now. This is a story of a beautiful little Creole girl who was washed out to sea on a rooftop during a devastating hurricane. Days later, she was found in the surf near death, but her will to survive was strong.
A childless couple rescued her from an angry sea and for over ten years Alice lived with her foster parents, believing her real parents dead. But were they?
About the Author
The author was born in Atlanta, Texas and raised in Golden Meadow, Louisiana on the banks of Bayou Lafourche near the Gulf of Mexico - one hour south of New Orleans.
For 30 years the author worked in the field of Human Services, mostly as a Mental Health Counselor and Social Services Program Director in the Houma area. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with graduate work in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University and a PhD in Human Services from Walden University. The author avidly studies genealogy to learn more about her family history and to enhance the authenticity of her fiction. Both parents offer interesting ancestry; her father part Native American Cherokee from Oklahoma and her mother’s ancestors came over from France.
In 1999, the author retired and opened a Bed & Breakfast. In 2002 she opened a small Academic Tutoring Center, offering instruction to students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Self employment has allowed her the needed time to write and there are several other books coming soon.
More information is available at: www.LindaCorley.com or www.BlueHousePublications.com