Authors’ Publishing Dream Comes True with Scattered Letters

Scattered LettersAuthors’ publishing dream comes true with a powerful debut novel delves into abuse, abandonment, and the power of forgiveness…

In her new novel Scattered Letters, author Reshunniece Kline takes on the power of forgiveness.

At 8-years-old, Bellina Al Asma’s idyllic life is turned upside down by an unspeakable tragedy. She is forced to leave Switzerland for New York and finds herself in the chaotic home of her self-destructive, alcoholic aunt.

Struggling to survive in her new country and life, Bellina finds comfort and companionship in her African American neighbor, Ms. Hickens. Together, they discover a devastating secret written in a pile of scattered letters.

With the goal of achieving her dreams, Bellina must address the challenges associated with the deep fears she feels about her loss and many years of abuse. To deal with the horrible experiences she escapes to a fantasy world where she communicates with her deceased parents.

An African American woman becomes the closest thing to family she has.

She learns how to explore the world right in her living room and realizes that if you can’t actually go to faraway places, this is the best way to travel.

She learns how that something as simple as a soccer ball can be the light that shines in even the darkest moments and allows one to find laugher and happiness.

Forgiveness takes time but time is not on everyone’s side. She realizes that while you must always have an open heart for love, it takes incredible strength to confront your abuser.

Only when you forgive can you truly triumph.

“My life is pretty boring. So, I write fiction because I love being able to go anywhere and everywhere and have characters who do the same. It’s my escape,” she said. “I started writing Scattered Letters in high school. Over the years I got to grow with my character. I got to figure out my own life while I pieced together hers.”

About the Author –

Reshunniece KlineReshunniece Kline has been writing since she was seventeen. She has written articles for the University South Carolina- Beaufort, newspaper The Shark. To date she has completed two screenplays and two novels. She lives with her husband and children in Hawaii.


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Lisa is a freelance writer, consultant and life coach. She has her BA in English and Creative Writing from Princeton and her MPA from Harvard. Lisa recently finished the first draft of her book manuscript, Burning Down the House. Her dream is to publish this first book and teach the world how to discover their hidden joy. Her post day is Tuesday.
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  • kellyswanson1

    Thank you for sharing this book, and congratulations to Reshunniece for the birth of a dream!!!!!! The book sounds AWESOME and I just went on Amazon and stuck it in my shopping cart. I will order it when I get back in town. Now I’m going to share this post with all my friends – so they can get this amazing story. Rock on Reshunniece! And rock on Lisa! And rock on every woman out there who has just decided to tell her story to the world.

  • Congratulations Reshunniece on making your dream come true.  8 Women Dream wishes you great success with your novel!