Who doesn’t love a salacious story? New memoir follows a modern-day teenager living an old-fashioned lifestyle. Outskirts Press Announces the Release of My A.R.R.A.: Growing Into Me, New Memoir by J.C. Sykes

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Who doesn’t love a salacious story? New memoir follows a modern-day teenager living an old-fashioned lifestyle.

Outskirts Press Announces the Release of My A.R.R.A.: Growing Into Me, New Memoir by J.C. Sykes

August 7, 2017 – Denver, CO, and St. Louis, MI – J.C. Sykes’ new memoir tells the story of a strong, educated young black girl who becomes a stereotypical statistic before finding a way to change her limited future. My A.R.R.A.: Growing Into Me has been published by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.

This inspirational story follows Carlen, a young woman forced to grow up too quickly when she marries at 16. After only five months of nuptials, she loses her husband to an extended prison sentence, and becomes a single mother who must quickly learn independence. Despite extreme adversity and depression, the teen finishes high school on time and goes on to graduate from college.

My A.R.R.A. is both gritty and honest, as Sykes describes the emotional and verbal abuse Carlen suffered from her mother. It discusses her child’s intrasexual development, the effect 9/11 had on a young military wife, lust versus love and getting caught up in both, having twins conceived by different fathers, and her involvement in the gay community.

Inspired by a quote passed down from her father—A quitter never wins and a winner never quits—Carlen attacks her obstacles head-on, proving that when you view your world like a puzzle, you can find all the right pieces.

“Stand firm, and do what’s hardest, because ultimately it is what’s right,” Sykes says. “Know that the things that will be worth it won’t come easy, and the things that come easy won’t be worth it.”

For more information, visit the author’s website at outskirtspress.com/bookstore/MYARRA.

At 216 pages, My A.R.R.A. is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the memoir category.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-8705-1          Format: 6 x 9 paperback      Retail: $19.95         eBook: $13.95

Genre: MEMOIR

About the Author: Juanakee "Colby" Sykes is the mother of three daughters and one son, whose four first initials make up this book’s title. Colby and her husband own a carpentry company in their hometown of St. Louis. She enjoys designing and building furniture in her free time, as well as event planning and mentoring. This innovative wife and mother is the youngest of eleven children, including her deceased twin brother, Chase, who died when they were twenty-five. My A.R.R.A.: Growing Into Me is her debut novel.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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