Dianne Cabelus Braley is a registered nurse blogger and freelance writer. Dianne has contributed to various online as well as printed publications such as Today’s Dietician, Scrubs Magazine, and Nurse Buff. Dianne has also hunted for missing persons and guest blogged in the genre of true crime, gaining an interest and near obsession in the subject when a young nursing student went missing in New Hampshire in 2004. Dianne and her family, both human, furry, and feathered, reside in a small Massachusetts town north of the Boston, not far enough away to lose her city edge. She gets lost on the Martha’s Vineyard island every summer and finds herself all over again year after year, reigniting her passion for writing in the magical place that inspired it.
The Silence in the Sound is an unflinching look at the legacy of addiction and the soul-destroying effect it has on family and friends. Love does not conquer all for George, and her long journey from anger to forgiveness is grueling. In George, author Braley has given us a believable, flawed character whose story compels the reader to root for her. New York Times bestselling author Susan Wilson author of One Good Dog
What is your book about?
The book is a coming-of-age story with some celebrity and love, set on the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard, its premise is about growing up in addiction and the devastating and long-lasting effects. Actual events inspire it as I was the private nurse for William Styron, the Pulitzer-prize-winning author, arguably best-known for his book Sophie’s Choice on the island, until he passed. He inspired me not to be afraid of the darkness and become an author.
On the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard, an ailing celebrity novelist’s famous book about a choice helps his young nurse make a heartrending one of her own. Told through the voice of Georgette. The Silence in the Sound is a provocative coming-of-age debut revealing the lasting effects of growing up in addiction. But it also demonstrates a young woman’s strength as she navigates friendship, love, and heartbreak while finding her hidden strength along the way.
What do you hope other people will take away from reading your book?
I’d love readers to gather more of an understanding of themselves and the decisions they make, both good and bad. We are all influenced by our upbringing and the experiences we have had. When we become more aware of this, we might be able to break destructive cycles that sometimes have gone on for generations. We might be able to see patterns that serve us and don’t. While I don’t think it’s healthy to blame or reflect and stay stagnant, I believe there is a necessary time in our lives where we need to learn who we are, what we do, and why we might do it then make our own choices and carve our own path.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
GO FOR IT! This is my initial response. I’ve lived so much of my life trying to fit in the boxes expected of me or the ones that I’ve even built for myself. There’s a whole big world and limitations are only in your mind. You can break down barriers but the first ones you must break are your own. I am and always have been my biggest challenge. That’s why I’m always challenging myself. Trust the process and go through the pain—work and win. I am my toughest opponent and critic. I’m now learning to be my biggest fan. Be your biggest fan and take life—It’s yours for the taking.
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How can our readers get a copy of your book?
My book is available for PRESALE now. Order it, review it and I’ll love you forever. The release date is August 23rd. It’s on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all the sellers.
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