“I hope the challenges I faced in my life help others fight their battles and succeed in their lives,” said Morris. “I am not looking for sympathy. I just want to help others overcome their demons.”
In “Root, Little Pig or Die,” Morris first had to come to grips with her father’s disability from multiple sclerosis and then her mother’s inability to cope with the pain. After being cast away to “Root, Little Pig or Die”, or basically fend for herself and leave her mother alone, Morris faces a case of incest at age nine and is quickly forced to deal with life as an adult.
“I grew up quick,” she said. “After age nine I was unable to truly defend myself and fell into a pattern of abusive relationships.”
It continued during her teens when she was abused by a boyfriend and then was raped during college. Struggling to find a meaning in life, Morris set a course for herself to reset her life and escape the circle of abuse.
“I found my faith in God; unleashed my dream of being a veterinarian and became trusting of amazing friends that appeared out of nowhere when I needed them most,” Morris said. “It helped keep my life on track and moving forward.”
After all those experiences, she sat down to heal by telling her story. But what she really learned was she was actually stronger, wiser and more resilient from the experiences in her troubled life.
“I really hope telling my story inspires others to find the strength to tell their own story,” Morris said. “Then I will have achieved my true goal in writing the book.”
“Root, Little Pig or Die” by Libbye Morris is available from major online booksellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The paperback is available for sale for $14.99 and the electronic e-book version for Kindle and Nook are available for only $2.99.
For more information about Libbye Morris, check out her website at http://www.libbyemorris.com.