Determined to share her story of how faith and a golden retriever helped her find healing and break the chains of transgenerational shame, Bonnie Wright penned her memoir, Diggin’ Up Bones. Seeing how her golden retriever, Saxon, could heal from his aggression, Bonnie realized that she, too, could heal from her childhood and even be an inspiration to others who were raised in a similar environment. This memoir is her means of reaching out and showing others that healing and living a life free of shame are possible. Her main goals for her memoir were to spread hope and help end child mistreatment and animal cruelty. In Wright’s own words, she wanted to help people “to realize they have a choice to live differently and help them see through my experience how faith and dogs are our hope in this world.”
Wright’s Publishing Path
After mounting frustration with publishers, Wright decided the best course of action would be to self-publish. Being able to own her files and share her story in her own way without censorship was of the utmost importance. That’s where we came in. We assisted Wright with editing, proofreading, cover design, interior layout, uploading her files to Amazon and IngramSpark, and other aspects of book production, publication, and marketing. In Wright’s words: “I discovered 1106 Design and it was a Godsend and blessing to work with them… You have your book your way and they make it happen. They are very well connected in the industry, as I now have a completed audiobook that was exquisitely produced….Without 1106 this book may not have gotten to market. They provided supportive, non-judgmental coaching—invaluable; taught me the business aspect and next steps to take. Everything at 1106 Design is first class…” Wright’s book is also available in print and digital formats because she wanted readers to have access to her work on whatever platform was most convenient for them. Proceeds from the sale of her work go toward various animal rescues and spiritual communities.
Words of Wisdom
“Be passionate and believe in your writing; the doors will open. It takes grit and patience to see it through. Mine took twelve years, beginning from a journal. But I am better for it.” Don’t give up. If you have a story you want to tell, go for it, and do it your way. It may not be easy. The most challenging part for Wright was not understanding the process right off the bat. There will be a lot to learn, but with the approach that works for you, you can manage it. The easiest part of the process for Wright was “handing my manuscript over and knowing it is in the right hands, to trust the outcome that it was going to be done right working with this wonderful team.” If you have a story you want to share with the world, we can help make that happen. Contact us today to learn more.
Diggin’ Up Bones: One woman’s spiritual struggle and her golden retriever who leads her out of unconscious transgenerational shame.
Author: Bonnie Wright
Genre: Nonfiction, memoir
Link to Amazon book page: https://www.amazon.com/Diggin-Bones-spiritual-unconscious-transgenerational-ebook/dp/B08YFH7ZTK/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Diggin+Up+Bones+by+Bonnie+wright&qid=1686964380&s=books&sr=1-1
Author website URL: bonniewrightwrites.com
Facebook page URL: https://www.facebook.com/Bonnie-Wright-Author-103161191851253