First time authors, Judy Miller Rose and Heather Wharram, have just released their debut memoir, Just When You Think It’s All Over.
A local story, set in London and the surrounding area, Just When You Think It’s All Over tells the story of how Miller Rose survived horrific abuse against both her and her children at the hands of her partner, including an attempted murder in 1983. Her memoir speaks to how community players, including the London Police Service and Women’s Community House, helped save not only her life, but assisted in protecting her children.
Reviews of the memoir include Deputy Police Chief Brent Shea, who said the book will provide victims of domestic assault with “a detailed road map to assist them in their journey.” It will also highlight to those who work with victims in the community of the impact they have: that their role is much more than doing their job
Megan Walker, executive director of London Abused Women’s Centre, said the collaborative effort has produced a story of “strength, courage, selflessness and success. More importantly, it is a story of hope that is passed on from one survivor to thousands of others.”
Miller Rose, who lives in the Forest City, is an advocate/counsellor at the London Abused Women’s Centre who is passionate about her career and her family of four children, three grandchildren, and a loving husband. Wharram, who resides in St. Thomas, is also an advocate/counsellor at the centre. Heather is a first time author who loves to write, travel, hike, and spend time with her dog and loved ones.
The authors are hosting a public book signing to celebrate the release of their debut memoir to take place on May 24 at London Abused Women’s Centre (797 York St. Unit 5), from 10 a.m. to noon. A book reading will take place at 11 a.m.
Books may be purchased (cost is $20) at the book signing or through the authors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.