Author Ashley Pittman Is Helping Women Deal With Pregnancy Loss with Her New Book
Give us a little bit of your background, and what inspired you to write your story
I am a 3X Best Selling Author, Speaker, Pregnancy Loss and Writing Mentor. I help women who have experienced pregnancy loss get through the heartache of loss with my method of S.P.E.A.K. I decided to write my own story because I lost twin babies at almost 7 months of pregnancy. I was pregnant with a little boy and girl. Once I started to become intentional with my healing journey, everything opened up for me and that is when I decided it was time to tell my story.
What is your book all about, and what can readers expect from reading it?
The collaboration that I published, Don’t Struggle in Silence – I am a V.I.C.T.O.R, released in May 2020. In this book, several women share their stories of pregnancy loss and their healing journey.
What has been one of the most challenging things throughout your writing process?
The most challenging things during the writing process was deciding on what to share in the book and the meeting phase. We wanted to give the reader what we thought was helpful without overwhelming the reader with too much information. The editing phase is very tedious. It is a lot of back and forth. It is worth it to ensure you deliver a well-polished product.
Who are some of your literary inspirations and why?
My favorite writer is Maya Angelou. Ahhhh, I love her! Her words are so powerful and relatable.
What other projects are you working on along with your book?
I actually just wrapped up a virtual book tour for the collaboration June 2020. I am hosting my first online event called, Fill your Empty Arms with H.O.P.E. It will go LIVE July 11. More information can be found on my social media starting June 29,2020.
Leave us with some final words of encouragement to your readers and aspiring authors
If you have a story to tell, tell it! Someone is waiting on you. If you are in the midst of getting your story out there, don’t stop! Challenges and hiccups can very easily pop up but NEVER be discouraged. Keep your mind on the end goal and it will come into fruition.