THE CHURCHKEY KID
by Carla Baughman
About the Book
The Churchkey Kid is available at Booklocker.
A story about childhood, hardship and determination to find the truth.
Imagine you’re an innocent five yr. old in a home of constant conflict and never ending changes. As you begin to understand more about the world around you, the accusations and insults about who you are and where you came from eventually compels you to search for the truth. Hints are thrown around like the many objects hurled in the room, confusing you even more. In the heat of the violent arguments you have been forced to endure, you learn not to trust anyone or anything. You’re only safehaven is a familiar river, where life itself teaches you change and transformation are the only real truths you will ever need to know in order to survive.
Carla was a shy, timid, introverted child who preferred to be alone. However, her life would have it otherwise as she struggled to fit in a world of poverty, insecurity, sexual abuse, alcoholism and many other uncertainties.
Follow Carla’s journey from birth to later in life when a Churchkey, (a 1950’s slang word for a metal beer bottle opener), reveals the secret of who she really is and how she got here.
Carla eventually discovers everything does happen for a reason, just as her mother used to tell her. The pain and suffering she endured helped her grow and adversity gave her the gift of compassion and the ability to forgive those whom she’d spent most of her life blaming.
Her hope is to inspire others who have grown up in a dysfunctional family, and for you to believe you can survive anything life throws at you and come out stronger. If Carla could paint a picture of her life, it would be the spitting image of the one she has already lived. The only difference would be to leave it unsigned, for the best is yet to come.
|About the Author|
|Carla Baughman grew up in Riverside, California in the 1950’s and 60’s. An average baby boomer of that era, she was the middle child of three sisters and two brothers. She now lives in Henderson, NV with her husband Dave. They have 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.|