A “Meet the Author” event was held for Vandalia native Drenda Williams at the Second Missionary Baptist Worship Center on May 31.
Williams signed several copies of her newly released book, “The Will to Live: Finding the Strength Within To Survive.”
She also read from her book to a group of area residents attending the event and followed that time with a question and answer session.
“The Will To Live” portrays the real life story of Williams, who had been a victim of severe physical and emotional abuse in the past. But unlike many others, she found the courage to fight back against the abuse and excelled to make a better life for herself.
Each chapter of her book echoes her personal struggles with domestic violence. The book also extends guidance, proven tips, and reassurance to those who are suffering or on the brink of suffering domestic violence and are in a terrible need of a guide to come out of the crisis.
“I am a survivor of domestic violence and had my own long struggles with tremendous physical and emotional abuse,” Williams said in a previous press release.
Drenda (Weir) Williams is a Van-Far High School graduate with the Class of 1993. Her parents are Richard and Lois Vardeman, formerly of Vandalia.
The book has been launched on Amazon and many other leading platforms online like Barnes and Nobles.
For more information, visit www.drendawilliams.com.