Jenae Washington Blanger
This book series started with my journey for self-healing when my mother passed away in 2009. I wanted to know why she struggled to connect with me on an emotional level, so my therapist suggested that I ask her about her childhood, and that is when I found out that my grandfather was an abusive alcoholic when she was young, and she spent most of her childhood in fear. I wanted to know more about my grandfather, and why he was that way, so I interviewed him before he died, and the journey down a rabbit hole of family pain and generational curses began. Being a lover of history, I mixed my families story with true historic events and historic figures. I wanted to make the connection with some of the real traumatic moments in our history and how they impacted people’s lives and show how some of that trauma still shows up in mine. The Scars That Carry Us Through is the first book of a three-book series that explores generational curses from ground zero. Book two, Somehow, I made it is my grandfather’s story and the third book, A little bit of Love, is my story. My journey has bought me to a place of self-love and healing. The Scars That Carry Us Through provides the origin of my trauma, and Somehow I Made it explores the hope for change, while A Little Bit of Love shares my journey or healing!