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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Tsara Shelton, "Spinning in Circles, and Learning from Myself," A Review

"...That by adopting the habit of learning from ourselves, remembering things we used to believe and the people we used to be, we can create a culture of passionately discovering rights, sharing truths and encouraging freedom."--Tsara Shelton

"Spinning in Circles, and Learning from Myself, 

A collection of stories that Slowly Grow Up"

by Tsara Shelton

Kindle: $3.99
Paperback: $13.99

"Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself, A Collection of Stories that Slowly Grow Up," by Tsara Shelton, one of eight children, mother of four, and wife, is a gripping and powerful read.

Through a series of essays and articles divided into three sections--Part One: Crawling/Infant; Part Two: Walking/Adolescent; Part Three: Running/Adult--Shelton discusses her life, the myriad of challenges she has faced from childhood to adulthood, the process of how she worked through each experience, and the wise lessons she has learned.

In "Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself," Shelton discusses in astonishing detail rape, incest, autism, Asperger's, love, and parenting--all from her own personal experiences, and she does it with charm, elegance, humor, hope, and wit, leaving her reader, no matter the circumstance, joy-filled and inspired to pursue their dreams.

Shelton freely expresses her dream to spread her wings but how at one point in her life she experienced self-doubt. She shares how she worked through her debilitating feelings by discussing discovery of the root cause, offering sage words of wisdom, "...Due to other people's opinions, I became afraid to try to better myself."

From first page to last, "Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself," will draw the reader in and hold him/her captive, teaching a universal lesson that self-love can conquer all.

Inspirational and filled with hope, "Spinning in Circles..." leaves a reader wearing a wide smile and a glad-all-over feeling secure in the knowledge that however big a problem he/she thinks they are experiencing, he/she is normal, whatever normal is.

To learn more about Tsara Shelton, her book, "Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself, A Collection of stories that Slowly Grow Up," feel free to visit her websites,, or

A Little Back Story:

 In 2011 I attended a three-day seminar for aspiring authors and entrepreneurs. Held in NYC in a hotel on the West Side, I was one of more than one hundred men, women, and children, hawking a manuscript, or business idea to tv producers, directors, magazine and book editors, publishers, bloggers, journalists, and news media, in the hopes of getting publicity for my then non-profit Griefcase and a publisher for "A Gift of Love," at the time, an unpublished work.

The deal was wait my turn on one of seventy-something lines and when given the signal, in three minutes or less, pitch my book. Think cattle roundup and cowboys on horseback, whooping, roping, and branding. The experience was exciting, exhausting, and a huge challenge. 

On day two, as morning light splashed a 16th floor-to-ceiling wall of windows and shadows on the floor appeared and disappeared, I made my way through the throng of bustling attendees, jostling from one line to the next, thinking so many appointments, so little time. Any hope of making small talk, networking, or making a new friend was hopeless. Or, so I thought.

But it happened. And I'm so glad it did.

Because on the second or third day, I don't remember, I met author, Tsara Shelton. We happened to bump shoulders. The rest is history.

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