Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Interview with Ruby Lee Tuesday, author of Better Believe


911b0-better2bbelieve Title: Better Believe
Author: Ruby Lee Tuesday
Publisher: Trafford
Pages: 132
Genre: Biography
Format: Ebook
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 Ruby Lee Tuesday was born to be her father’s property. Trapped in an abusive home where only perfect was good enough for the devil, Ruby attempted to distract herself from his ways through her music, poetry, art, and most importantly, her faith in God. Tuesday shares a heartbreaking story of childhood trauma as she bravely pursued her dreams, despite living with parents who seemed determined to destroy her, both physically and emotionally. While providing a riveting look into the ways of an abuser, Tuesday details how her mistreatment eventually caused her to lose her faith, embark on a path of self-destruction, and succumb to panic attacks and depression. But through it all, Tuesday somehow managed to find solace and an escape in her music, ultimately leaving everything behind and bravely following her dream all the way from Norway to Nashville, Tennessee, where she would find faith once again. Better Believe is a story of determination, passion, betrayal, friendship, and hope as one woman journeys from the darkness of abuse into the light of healing where she learns to believe in herself for the first time.


Can you tell us what your latest book is all about?

“Better Believe- A Story of Hope” is the story of my life so far. It is the first time I tell my story, the first time I really relate to my story and all the trauma that has been a part of my life. It is the first time i talk about a lot of things that happened to me. I find my own voice in my book, i had forgotten who I was. So, therefore, this book was an essential part of my healing work. It tells you abut part 1 of my life and contains difficulties from my childhood, my youth, my bands and my struggles, my ups and downs, my drug abuse, my coming clean. Hopes and dreams. Keep keeping on. Losing faith, finding faith once again. Learning to trust and learning to grow. Learning to live. And then I will record my album that goes with the story, “…butAlive!!!” by LadyLoveRebel. www.ladyloverebel.com

How did you come up with the idea?

The inspiration behind this book was to gather my story together, tie together bits and pieces from a broken memory, and finally tell all about the secrets I was beaten not to tell. It was a huge part of my healing work. It shows people that with God and faith anything you believe can happen. The inspiration was to find my voice and be brave and speak my mind. The inspiration was also to make something bad (many memories in my story) into something victorious, like holding the product, “Better Believe- A Story of Hope” in my hand. Turn it into something that people can find help in. Provide hope and encourage people to keep keeping on! And never give up hope! As long as you breathe there is always hope. I have dealt with a lot of trauma, abuse and all sorts of challenges in my life. When I wrote this book, “Better Believe- A story of Hope” I wanted to close that chapter so that I could move on with my life and live it in a way of my choice. I had to deal with a lot of suppressed memories during the writing so it was a massive challenge to put my story together. Now that I have wrote the book, I am starting to see where I come from, and see what I’ve been through, as strengths, not weaknesses, and that changes a lot of my thinking in the present moment in time. And so the inspiration to write it was to sort out a lot of things and then share my story so that I perhaps could provide hope and help for other people in challenging situations.

What kind of research did you do before and during the writing of your book?

I have read a lot of self-help books, I have live through a lot of challenges, I have talked to numerous intelligent people, I have read psychology and everything I could that was related to my situation. I do believe that God provided me with the answers, through other people, as I asked the questions. And I do believe that he has guided me through this whole process.

Can you give us a short excerpt?

This is from the intro of my book;

“It was a summer day in 1979 that this baby child was born. She resisted and twisted for two weeks, and when she finally came, her forehead came first. She was nearly strangled by the cord around her neck. The doctors took her and ran out of the room. She never connected with her mother and her mother never connected with her. Her surroundings were wild. She had a sister and later on got a brother. They were all raised in different parts of the house, Isolated from one another. The house was haunted, and her room reminded of a prison cell. Besides from a tiny window in the roof, there was no light coming into her darkness.”

In your own experience, is it hard to get a nonfiction book published today? How did you do it?

I self published my book with Trafford. 

 Ruby Lee Tuesday has spent years on healing both physically and spiritually. She is a poet, singer, and songwriter who plays a variety of instruments. Ruby left Norway in 2013 to pursue her dreams in Nashville, Tennessee. This is her first book.

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