Every year thousands of educators are accused of physical abuse. Some are guilty and are prosecuted, but hundreds who are innocent are forced to surrender their licenses. Billie Murray was falsely accused. A studentâ€™s lie extinguished her lifeâ€™s dream and simultaneously erased her self-worth. Rejected by family and friends she had toÂ reinvent her life.Â
When a catastrophic fire cripples her new community and individuals grapple with personal tragedy, she gains a deeper understanding of the gift of forgiveness and the power of hope. Her brave struggles save not only her life but also the lives of others. At times brutally painful, at other times immensely encouraging, Today My Name Is Billie explores how a single lie can spread like fire and destroy all that it touches.
About the Author
NEILE PARISI is the author of Today My Name Is Billie based upon an incident in her life as an eighth grade teacher. Neile taught school for eighteen glorious years in public schools. She experienced both joy and tragedy in her classroom, but continually loved her students. Following her teaching career, she became a Registered Sanitarian. Having a masters degree in Health Education, she was able to use her teaching skills to help educate workers in the restaurant world teaching proper food handling skills, provide knowledge about radon, asbestos, and lead poisoning to home owners, investigate food poisoning, test beach water and pools for bacteria levels, inspect restaurants, day cares, schools and hospitals, and at times even trapping rats and rodents. Currently she is a realtor who, by the way, won second place in The Woman’s Arm Wrestling competition in Las Vegas, and promises she won’t let anyone “twist your rm.â€ť She is also a stand-up comic on the weekends drawing from her varied background of occupations. This is her first novel.Â
Today My Name is Billie
By Neile Parisi
FICTION / Paperback Original
240 pages; 5.5 x 8.5
Pub Date: May 7, 2019
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