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  About My Books ~ Dolores Ayotte



 You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”  (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

I couldn’t agree more! For the longest time I wanted to write a book but I just couldn’t find the right words to express what I had to say. I now have two books published.


My books are written in a gentle, conversational style, meant to reach my readers in a kind and nonjudgmental way.


Both books are self-help books about the steps I used to help myself overcome two serious bouts with depression that I experienced in my earlier years. They are written in recipe format giving thirteen simple steps in each book that are easy to incorporate into daily living. In order to get out of the pit I found myself to be in, I had to do much soul-searching and reflection to get to the source of my depression.


My books are what I consider to be a heart books.  They are written from my heart to any and all hearts that are open to my message. They are also written with the intention of reaching out to help people by sharing some of my personal experiences. Others may be able to identify with some of my stories and anecdotes.



Hopefully, my suggestions will enhance the lives of my readers in much the same way they have enhanced mine.

Through my faith in God, eventual self-acceptance, and with the support of my husband, I was not only able to rise above my despair; I learned how to lead a full and rewarding life with my husband, children and now several grandchildren.

I have now published my second book, “Growing Up & Liking It” (The Donut Holes) as a final follow-up with thirteen more “easy to incorporate steps” to fill in some of the gaps found in “I’m Not Perfect & It’s Okay”.

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