As many of you know, it has been one year since I published Your Turn: Ways to Celebrate Life Through Storytelling. I am as proud now as I was then to follow the publication of my first book, Where the Water Meets the Sand, with more stories and lessons that I learned throughout my life that I knew would resonate with my readers. I’m overcome with joy each time I hear about the people I’ve been able to inspire, who have deepened their connections to others through the power of storytelling.
I am excited to share the most recent review of Your Turn, published this month in the Midwest Book Review’s “Wisconsin Bookwatch” by Editor-in-Chief James A. Cox. James’s review aptly describes the goal of my book, which is to show readers how they can use the stories in their life to overcome challenging times by sharing my own stories of times I faced adversity.
Wisconsin Bookwatch: September 2020
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
“Creative expression through writing helps us uncover gems of hope and serenity, enabling us to navigate difficult times. Sharing stories with one another fills the space between us, inspires us, helps us forge stronger relationships, and teaches us that we’re more alike than different.
In “Your Turn: Ways to Celebrate Life Through Storytelling”, writer and educator Tyra Manning offers examples of stories from her own life, followed by an invitation for readers to delve onto their own emotional histories, with plenty of room to explore on the page with writing prompts and tools.
Basically, “Your Turn” is an instructional guidebook and DIY manual for transformation through self-expression, sparking the reader’s creative thought and offers a space to document their own self-reflection — helping them overcome challenges and move forward.
Expertly written, organized and presented, “Your Turn: Ways to Celebrate Life Through Storytelling” is an ideal choice for any DIY ‘how to’ guide for aspiring writers wanting to utilize the power of the written word to analyze themselves or take advantage of the cathartic effects of a personalized memoir or autobiography. While especially and unreservedly recommended for community and college/university library Writing/Publishing collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Your Turn: Ways to Celebrate Life Through Storytelling” is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $8.49).”
© Tyra Manning 2020