“Stone is ground to dust here by the wind and waves, and the lives of those who dwell along the water’s edge are etched by the ocean’s unceasing motion. The sea and its surroundings, in ways that I am still discovering, made me the person I am today.”

—Graceann K. Deters, from Divine Betrayal

In a small village in mid 20th century Brazil, lived a very self assured and sometimes smug, little girl.  That girl was me, navigating a maze of religious fanaticism.  Divine Betrayal covers the first eighteen years of my life.  It is the story of coming of age in an exotic land, told through the eye of a child as she grows to become a woman.  Even though my childhood was filled with religion, this is not a religious book.

There was the good Missionary Widmer, whose warm breath I felt on my small plumb face as he told me stories and slipped my hand between his legs: there was the fragrant smell of lily petals that lined the pine caskets of babies I helped carry to the cemetery: and there was a headless man running amok in the market place. But even then I felt “almost” safe because I knew Jesus was watching over me.

My everyday life was filled with joy, death, secrets, abuse, love, corruption, and laughter. My story will intrigue, move and entertain you.  It will also inspire awe, laughter, tears and hope.

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Comments by Agents:

Beautifully written, I enjoyed the story.

A charming and fascinating story.

I was both intrigued and deeply moved by your story.

Your plot lines and unique writing style are poignant and strong.

Awards for Divine Betrayal

1.  2009 National Indie Excellence Award

FINALIST – Multicultural Non-Fiction Category

2.  2009 Beach Book Festival Winner

HONORABLE MENTION – Biography/Autobiography Category

3.   2009 San Francisco Book Festival Winner

HONORABLE MENTION -  Biography/Autobiography Category

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