Thank you for finding me. There are no mistakes in the universe.
I’m thrilled to help you on your journey. Light work isn’t always easy but it is always worth it. There will be many twists and turns.
If I can be of assistance with finding your purpose in life, understanding why certain people are in your life, helping your children, or creating a healing space for your highest growth.
Endorsed by angels, guides, master teachers, elementals, and the Christ Consciousness.
Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude!
April: Just a Star seed doing her thing
Hi Ms. Kirkwood,
I really enjoyed your first book and look forward to reading the second. There was so much valuable information for young women as well as the insight into Mr. Valli’s character.
I have three questions:
Do you do any seminars? In this celebrity driven culture, young women might be well advised to know what they are facing when they get into a relationship with a celebrity. You’ve been there.
Who is the “Toni” that you refer to as Frankie Valli’s wife? I thought he had only married three times, to Mary, Mary Ann and Randy.
This maybe a sensitive question, but do you know whatever happened to his second wife Mary Ann Hannigan? She seems to have vanished after divorcing him.
Thanks again for sharing your fascinating journey
Dear April Kirkwood:
I’m very pleased to announce that the December 2018 issue of our online book review magazine “MBR Bookwatch” features a review of “Working My Way Back to Me”.
Here is the review:
MBR Bookwatch: December 2018
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
Working My Way Back to Me
April Kirkwood & Donald G. Evans
9781732349025, $14.95, PB, 156pp, http://www.amazon.com
Synopsis: For rural Ohio beauty queen April Kirkwood, her #MeToo moment came way before the term was coined. She lost her virginity to the middle-aged Frankie Valli at 16, after a decade pursuing a childhood fantasy to be the crooner’s wife.
The affair would go for decades. But Frankie Valli is just a central character in April’s complex story of her struggle to break the generational cycle of abused and dependent women. Indeed, the strong women in “Working My Way Back to Me: A Frank Memoir of Self-Discovery” are filled with enormous love that offers protection, but also intensifies the hurt.
Through April’s eyes, we experience joys and heartaches that echo across more than a half-century of old family secrets and ways, and the triumphs and defeats involved in trying to break the mold.
Critique: It is interesting to note that April Kirkwood has worked over twenty five years in public education and in the mental health field as a social worker, teacher, guidance counselor, mentor for new teachers, and counselor. She presently lives in Florida and Ohio and spends most of her time writing, sharing her story with others, helping women, and is a public speaker.
Her memoir, “Working My Way Back to Me: A Frank Memoir of Self-Discovery” is more than just an exercise in personal catharsis, it is a representative true life example of the effects of a pervasive cultural patriarchally based misogyny — and how a new movement is helping women break from their invisible bonds and emerge as worthwhile and independent women in a pluralist society. While very highly recommended for community and academic library collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Working My Way Back to Me” is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $4.99).
You have complete permission to utilize the review in any manner you deem useful for marketing and promotion.
This review will also appear in the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series “Book Review Index” which is published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems.
Additionally, this review will be archived on our Midwest Book Review website for the next five years at http://www.midwestbookreview.com
I look forward to your next title!
James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review
April is the most genuine person I have met! I cannot wait for all her future endeavors.