Publishers Weekly editors selected 10 Memoirs out of more than 10,000 adult books that are set to publish from August 2013 through January 2014, offering an extraordinary glimpse of the highlights of the coming season.
We are proud to announce that The Witness Wore Red was selected as one of their Top Ten Memoirs!
We sat down with author, Rebecca Musser to ask her what Publishers Weekly’s recognition meant to her.
Rebecca, congratulations on being recognized by one of the most important publishing magazines in circulation today.
“Thank you so much!”
How do you feel about your story being selected as one of Publishers Weekly Top Ten Memoirs?
“I am extremely delighted and humbled my story was selected among all the great books coming out this Fall.”
Your story is turning heads in the media and publishing world. Why do you think people are so intrigued with your story?
“I believe this book is receiving attention for many reasons. We have all been through tough situations and it can be hard to open up to those painful places. In The Witness Wore Red, I really spoke from my heart and laid open my soul in hope that it would inspire others to open up to their own story. I’ve discovered real healing cannot occur until we are willing to have that honest conversation with ourselves. I think my life story resonates with so many people because we are all hungry for positive change.”
“Well, first of all, I am extremely grateful and humbled that my life has taken so many intriguing twists and turns, but getting that story from your heart to the bookshelf is something that requires the support and talent of many, many people. I attribute the success of this book to having a great story, using a very lovely and talented ghostwriter who was really able to pull so much out of me, and by publishing with Hachette. The teamwork and professionalism of Hachette have been nothing short of extraordinary.”
The Witness Wore Red will hit bookstores everywhere on September 10th, 2013. Books are now available for pre-order through all major book retailers. Visit Rebecca’s website to learn more about her story and how you can get involved in helping victims of human trafficking and sexual slavery.