Today, Audrey Malone talks about her book Dirty Wedding Dress: The Dirty Past. The Dirty Past is the first part in the four book series of ‘Dirty Wedding Dress.'
Let's hear what inspired her to write the book…
“When life throws you lemons, make lemonade.” My life, or as I prefer to call it, my history playbook, has taken me on many journeys. As with many of you, I suspect, parts of Dirty Wedding Dress: The Dirty Past, is essentially the story of my love life.
Relationships are a hot topic on social media every 1.5 seconds. Radio segments are now dedicated to relationships woes, and radio hosts are the new relationship gurus. Let's not talk about television. I can't recall the last time I tuned in to a good show that had nothing to do with being in love, or should I say the lack thereof! Hell, love and relationships are the top talking points at my gynecologist's office, Geesh!
Listen, I'm no different from most. As a young girl, I too dreamed of meeting Mr. Right and instantly falling in love. I fantasized about being swept off my feet and having a beautiful wedding, followed by the baby and the carriage and the white picket fence around the cute suburban house. I even dreamed about being a cool ass soccer mom!
But those dreams don't seem so obtainable these days. Instead of hearing about happy relationships and marriages, I hear mostly about bad relationships, bad marriages, and a high ass divorce rate! I began to ponder today's state of love, relationships, and marriages because they are not all the same thing, right?
Both men and women aspire to attain a traditional “happily ever after” in their relationships/marriages, it seems. However, it's looking more and more as if the tradition of marriage has been discarded and strewn to the wayside in our fast-paced society. Too many relationships are plagued with infidelity, abuse, financial woes, and the lack of a spiritual foundation. With that recipe, how can a relationship survive and thrive?
After countless lessons in life and simply observing others, I've seen and learned a lot. If marriage or a committed relationship is what you desire, complaining to others will most likely not yield a positive result. There are some things you must never forget! Some things are good. Some things are bad. Others are simply a lesson you're meant to learn.
Follow Ethan and Madison; Mateo and DeSonya; Emilee and Sebastian; and Carter, Arie, and Brooklyn on their journey to love and happiness or NOT! Witness pitfalls that are relevant to the issues we experience today in our daily quest to finding and maintaining love. How will their journey end? You are about to experience an immersive lesson on relationships and what it all means in this real world, and it's guaranteed to be a lesson you will never forget!
‘Dirty Wedding Dress' is a four-book series. The Dirty Past is the first book in the series. By the end of the series, I expect clarity on improving love and relationships. I hope to see my work on the big screen one day. Thank you for joining me on this ride. I look forward to meeting you all!”
About the Author – Audrey Malone
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where fun times, eateries, and big business with an international flair is always a “trending topic!” They call us “Grady babies” because if you're a native Atlantan, then more likely than not, you were born at Grady Memorial Hospital.
I am the middle of seven children. My greatest accomplishment to date is being gifted with the awesome title of “Mommie” to three adult children and five grandbabies, who dare not ever call me Grandma!
I was born to entertain. However, being a “Preacher's Kid”, I often felt my outgoing personality and passion for music, clubs, bars and large crowds seemed misplaced.
I became known to many around the city after co-hosting large outdoor cookouts and other promoter events. I was instrumental in producing a wave of local football viewing parties, which is now a worldwide phenomenon.
I am proud to have spearheaded an all-female indie record label, supported by an all-female promotion team, at a time when none existed. I was born to entertain.
Like most, I, too, have struggled through the perplexity of failed relationships. But the institution of marriage, coupled with a strong family structure, remains paramount for harmony to exist within our society. God is asking us to come back to the Bridegroom. Will you come?
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