What Doesn't Kill You

What Doesn't Kill You

By Virginia DeBerry; Donna Grant

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781416564218, 291pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2010

"I really thought I had a handle on life--then it broke off."
Divorced since her daughter, Amber, was young, forty-something Tee has been "handling her business"--supporting herself after her would-be songwriter husband took off for L.A.--and she's done all right. But then everything changes. First, she's outplaced from her longtime job and doesn't tell anyone. Then she throws her daughter a dream wedding and, after overindulging in champagne, Tee wakes up in bed with the younger best man.
For the first time in twenty- five years, she doesn't know who she is or what she's going to do every day. Deep in denial, Tee continues to live her life as if nothing has changed. After a series of financial missteps compound her already shaky situation, she teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. That's when she decides that it's time to wake up and face reality.
Beyond "making money," Tee never really decided what she wanted to do with her life. Then she just stopped thinking about it and invested her hopes in someone else's dream. Now it's her chance to invest in herself. Can she step out on faith to follow her own dream?

About the Author
Virginia DeBerry is a bestselling, award-winning author. With her co-writer Donna Grant, she is the author of "Tryin to Sleep in the Bed You Made", which won the Merit Award for Fiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, as well as the 1998 Book of the Year Award from the Blackboard Bestseller List. They are also the authors of "Far From the Tree" and" Better Than I Know Myself", both "Essence" bestsellers. A graduate of SUNY at Buffalo, Virginia worked for 10 years as a high school English teacher in Buffalo, before moving to New York to start a successful career as a plus size model. She met Donna while they were both working as models, and what should have been a rivalry ended up as a decades-long friendship. Virginia lives in New Jersey.

"New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her totally addictive and unique and sensual stories. She s written more than thirty novels spanning multiple genres of romance including the bestselling Dark King stories, "Dark Craving", "Night s Awakening", and "Dawn s Desire". Her acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, feature a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children, a dog, and four cats in Texas.

"Dark, sexy, magical. When I want to indulge in a sizzling fantasy adventure, I read Donna Grant."

--Allison Brennan, "New York Times" Bestselling Author

Praise For What Doesn't Kill You

"The anti-pity party: snappy, fun, and inspiring." -- Publisher's Weekly