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North River woman has first work of fiction published

Charlene Thomas has just completed her second book, a work of fiction called Unconscious. Thomas is the owner-operator of Complete Counselling Services.
Charlene Thomas has just completed her second book, a work of fiction called Unconscious. Thomas is the owner-operator of Complete Counselling Services. - Lynn Curwin

NORTH RIVER, N.S. – Going back in time, and sharing her wisdom as an adult with her teenage self, is the journey undertaken by the main character in Unconscious.

The book is the first work of fiction by North River resident Charlene Thomas to be published. It tells the story of a woman who suffers a concussion, which sends her back to the time when she was 13.

“When we think of the past, most of us have things we would do differently,” said Thomas. “This book not only describes her journey back to herself, but challenges and invites the reader to make changes now.

“Sometimes people carry a lot of burdens that aren’t theirs to carry.”

Thomas, who grew up in Dominion, Cape Breton, and now lives in North River, owns Complete Counselling Services. She is a past president of the Colchester-East Hants branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, and has been involved in Help Line and palliative care services. Her first book, Achieving Personal Power and Inner Calm, was published in 2014 and addresses the relationships between spiritual and mental health principles and practices.

“Although this is the first work of fiction I’ve had published, I’ve been writing since I was a young teen: songs, poems and short stories,” she said. “For me, once a story starts developing in my head the drive comes to want to finish it.”

She finds writing an effective way of relieving stress, and she is currently working on some new projects.

She finished writing Unconscious three months ago, and it is expected to be in print in a couple of weeks.

The book can be ordered through www.xlibris.com or Amazon, or by calling Thomas at 902-893-7118.

lynn.curwin@trurodaily.com

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