SturdyGrace Services

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Sturdy Grace Services is a unique, high quality, start-to-finish, book-production service.

Starting with your rough draft, ghostwriter Carrol Strain provides ghostwriting, editing, and proofing through, completing the process with publishing in both electronic and traditional formats.

Passion, enthusiasm and good, solid skills come together to provide you with a book of exceptional quality you will present to the marketplace with pride.

If you have started writing a book but have gotten bogged down somewhere in the middle, let me help you turn your good ideas into the well-written book you envision. Whether you have a stack of rough notes about what you want to say or you have an almost finished manuscript that just needs a little polish, I can help.

If you have ever said, to yourself or someone else, "I could write a book!" maybe you should. Sturdy Grace Services can help you make your dream come true.

Send Carrol Strain an invitation through Elance to get started. (Look for the link below.)

Sturdy Grace
Show me your wondrous, wounded heart, long buried
Under the hard-packed soils of our desperation, patiently
Emerging now, with sturdy grace.
Be inconvenient.
Grow straight and tall.
Live by your own heart's truth.

Copyright 2010 - Carrol Strain

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Coyote Spirit: The Improbable Transformation from Minister to Clown
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 99,390. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by SturdyGrace Services. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » 12-step programs
Reverend Dave became Daffy Dave, but it wasn't easy. Years of struggle and lots of hard work lay between the two. Dave wasn't able to do it alone, but he didn't have to, and neither do you. Coyote Spirit: The Improbable Transformation from Minister to Clown is the story one man's journey from despair to contentment, and is a road map for anyone else trying to do the same.
Lies and Love in Saint Paris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,830. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011 by SturdyGrace Services. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
At 35, Lori Montgomery is trapped in a corporate career that leaves her longing for a more satisfying lifestyle. When her Aunt Celeste dies, she is summoned to tiny Saint Paris, Ohio, to settle her aunt's considerable estate. As Celeste's last living relative, Lori is poised to inherit everything her aunt left behind, but she must first fulfill her aunt's mysterious final wishes.
Growing Toward Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011 by SturdyGrace Services. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychological disorders, Nonfiction » Inspiration » 12-step programs
Recovering alcoholics speak of their "bottom," that point in their lives when they had sunk as low as they were willing to go and looked for a way out of their pain. As a codependent, I had a very low bottom. I was diagnosed with psychosis and was incarcerated. The story you're about to read describes how I used Twelve-Step programs to work my way back toward health.
The Art of Loving an Addict
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2009 by SturdyGrace Services. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » 12-step programs
It has been said that addiction is a victimless crime, but those who love people who are addicted to one substance or another know better. Not only are addicts victims of their disease, but the lives of those of us who love them are deeply affected, too. If you know-or suspect-you love an addict, this story is written for you, an account of what worked for me, some of which might work for you.

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