As you all know by now, because I have been exhaustively tweeting/facebooking/emailing/eviting about it, The Launch Event for The Veil is going to take place this Thursday, November 10 at Book People in Austin (7pm). What you may not know is that I have the privilege of sharing the evening with two other intriguing authors. I wanted to give you a chance to get to know them and their wonderful books before the event, so here’s some information on both of them:
RONNA QUIMBY HUCKABY will be presenting her book, Somewhere Out There: My Experience of Adoption and Search for Understanding. It is a story of one person’s experience with being an adopted child. From the courtship of her adoptive parents to the experience of wanting to know more and looking for the answers that she knows must be somewhere out there. As a professional counselor, she also relates to the reader about the emotional struggles that others may find.
Ronna’s Bio: Somewhere Out There is Ronna Quimby Huckaby’s first book. She has a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Education & Counseling. She is a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor and board approved supervisor. She has over 21 years working in non-profits specializing in women’s issues, domestic violence, homelessness and substance abuse. She currently is the Chief Operations Officer for Recovery Resource Council a not for profit agency in Fort Worth, Texas. During Ronna’s career in the non-profit sector, she has been a noted speaker on domestic violence at various state events. She was chosen in 1998 as one of the Top Forty Under Forty in Tarrant County by the Fort Worth Business Press. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Texas chapter of the Association of Substance Abuse Programs. .
Ronna enjoys cooking, reading and music. She currently lives in Bosque County with her husband Billy, their 2 dogs-Sadie and Cooper and three cats-Nabor, Sonny and Indiana. She is also blessed with two bonus daughters-Cindy and Stacy.
LINDA GINAC will be presenting her book, Fake Perfection. It is a personal memoir about career transition and the veil that people wear to hide the pain of going through such an unexpected event.
Fake Perfection provides an intimate glimpse into the life of Linda Ginac as she struggles through ten tumultuous years to overcome a lifetime of broken trust. Ultimately a story of triumph, it tells the often-shocking story of a broken girl who overcomes incredible odds to become a strong, independent wife, mother, and entrepreneur. Linda’s life wasn’t always a bed of roses, but her defiant attitude and indomitable spirit shines through even in the darkest moments, allowing her to become a trust broker to clients and friends alike. Through it all, Fake Perfection shows us how we all wear veils to some extent, but through honest self-evaluation and effort, we can all achieve true happiness, even though we’re not perfect.
Linda’s Bio: Linda Ginac, Master PCM, is the founder and CEO of both TalentGuard, a strategic talent management company, and The Ginac Group, a full-service career development company. She is also the author and creator of the Professional in Career Management Certification Course, which includes her proprietary MATCH Career Management System. She’s been a regular contributor to Fox News on a host of career topics, and has contributed articles to 90+ publications.
Linda’s accolades include: Blazing Star Finalist 2008, Women’s Chamber of Commerce—Texas; Austin Under 40 2008 Entrepreneur Finalist—Young Women’s Alliance; Woman of the Year in Business 2007, YWCA; Central Texas Most Powerful Business Woman 2007, Austin Business Journal; and President of the Young Women’s Alliance 2004–05. Linda has also served as Chairwoman of the Cattle Baron’s Ball/Austin, raising $500K for the American Cancer Society, and Chair member Toast of the Town/Austin, raising money to benefit St. David’s Dental Program for at-risk children.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Norwich University. Linda is an avid athlete, enjoys singing, and lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, two sons, and three dogs.
You can find Linda online at: www.fakeperfection.com
I hope you can join the three of us at Book People on Thursday, November 10 at 7:00pm!