Today is the Day!!!

Today is the official release day of my debut memoir, When I Was Her Daughter.

Seven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem. Someone is trying to kill her.

Leslie and her little brother must confront the stark reality of living with their mother’s raging psychosis. When her mother demands the impossible, Leslie attempts to control the chaos. Her obedience results in terrifying consequences, and her rebellion angers her mother, who writes rambling manifestos and forces her children to live on the run to evade the Russian spies she believes are after them. Her mother’s ultimate goal is to protect her children from capture even if it means she must kill them herself.

Eventually, the police remove Leslie and her brother from their mother’s custody. Freedom from violence and neglect offers the young girl a glimmer of hope, but alienating, oppressive foster homes cause her to plummet into despair. All seems lost . . . until a teacher intervenes and risks everything to bring Leslie to safety and show her the redemptive power of trust and patience, proving unconditional love is possible even without the bond of blood.

When I Was Her Daughter is a raw, honest account of one girl’s journey through madness, loss, and a broken child welfare system, where only the lucky and most resilient survive.

“She never spoke her secrets, but something changed in her eyes and mouth—a drawn down, silent type of hollowing out that made my breath shorten. It was like I had her eyes and mouth in my heart.

Leslie Ferguson
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In its first two weeks, When I Was Her Daughter ranked #1 in three New Release categories: Adoption, Schizophrenia, and Survival Biographies!

Purchase today to help me climb to the top of the bestsellers list!

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Thank you for reading and being a part of my book dreams and publishing journey!

Have a beautiful day!



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