I Need the Happy Ending

I Need the Happy Ending


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An eleven year old little girl scribbled her very first diary entry on the 4th anniversary of the death of her sister who was killed by a drunk driver. A grieving child hoping to make sense of things, had no idea that this tragic event laid the foundation for the rest of her life.

26 years later, at age 37, the author dusted off that diary and that innocent inscription ended up being the paradigm shift she needed during a very hard time when hope seemed nothing but a made up word. After many years of strife and struggles she decided to sit down and tell her story.

The book takes you through the life of this little girl; how her family was torn during grief, how she suffered the struggles of having to move away, being bullied in her new school, living with an alcoholic father, becoming a mother at age 18, as well as accepting two failed marriages and many bad choices. Her gift was finding out towards the end of her second marriage that she was carrying a child that would be born with Down Syndrome. This discovery led her to a decision to end her toxic marriage and conquer being a single career mom of 4.

Through a long and relentless journey, she certainly knows what it is like to overcome adversity. She jumped many hurdles to reach the personal and professional goals she had set for herself despite the many obstacles that came rushing her way, because at her weakest moments, faith, hope and perseverance came first in her mind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479302147
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2012
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Shelley Giard has been a practicing cosmetologist and makeup artist since 1991. In those years she has owned 4 salons, been a color educator for two major hair-care companies; ARTec Worldwide, and Grazette of Sweden and has worked on the TV sets of HSN. She has also had the pleasure of working on the live sets of photo shoots for online training courses produced by Kelby Media, and with them she has created looks for the leaders in the photography industry from all over the globe such as Scott Kelby, Frank Doorhof, Mike Kubeisy, Joe Mcnally, Lindsay Adler, Jerry Ghionis, Dave Black and Calvin Hollywood. Some of her ongoing commercial clients include the Tampa Bay Buccanners, Kelby Media, True Sin Clothing, and TeenyB Bikini Couture. She has and continues to work with several other commercial clients in her growing career.

She is passionate about what she does and loves to share her knowledge and experiences with others. She "pays it forward" by involving herself each year in charity events such as Help Portrait and in honor of her youngest daughter Abrielle who has Down syndrome she raises money for The Special Olympics and creates Down syndrome awareness through her daughters you tube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/MyAmazingBrie/videos.

In October 2010 she decided to share more of who she was through writing a motivational/inspirational memoir, I Need The Happy Ending. It was released in the major online markets in October 2012 fulfilling yet another one of her goals in life.

Shelley is a single mother of 4 children and feels that although life has been consistently busy and full of ups and downs, there is still so much more for her to do. She hopes to travel in the future and share her story and inspiration with the general public, young teens, and people in her industry through speaking engagements, training's and motivational events.

Her makeup, hair and wardrobe styling work can be found all over the internet, in magazines, books, and in online training courses for Kelby Training.

More of her inspirational writing can also be found through her blog www.shelleygiard.blogspot.com and on her Facebook fan pages: https://www.facebook.com/ShelleyD.Giard and https://www.facebook.com/INeedTheHappyEnding

" I am who I am because of the journey I have taken, and I know that it's not over."

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