Thursday, August 30, 2012

Featured Author – Marylou Depeiza

As wonderful as make-believe is, true-life experiences are priceless. The next featured author, Marylou Depeiza, has a non-fiction book titled Walking In Her Shoes.

Marylou is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston State College and received her BA in Psychology. Mrs. Depeiza and her husband have three sons. She is currently working on her second book.

Walking in Her Shoes Synopsis

Leola Williams was a strong-willed, independent woman who only wanted to provide for her children. Growing up in Boston with her parents and seven siblings, she had a good life and never wanted for anything. At least that's what she told her six children. But Leola kept a secret, and a code of silence that reigned supreme throughout the family held that secret close. Following Leola's death, her youngest daughter embarks on a journey through her mother's past---a journey that takes her back more than sixty years to the discovery that Leola's life took a dramatic turn when she married handsome WWII soldier, James Williams. Determined to break the code of silence, she uncovers the truth of her mother's compelling and shocking past.

How Marylou came to write Walking In Her Shoes

After her mother's death, there were some questions about her mother's past. No one in the family was talking and those who knew were dead. So Marylou started researching death and marriage certificates, court records, and finally, personnel files. All this information transformed into her her book.

Why Self-Publish?

After searching diligently for a publisher, Marylou came upon Authorhouse. They were one of the most reasonable, and very good.

You can purchase copies at Authorhouse, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles.

Marylou’s website is

I want to thank Marylou for searching into her history, which ultimately produced a book. I’ve always been fascinated by my family history. Thank you, Marylou for being a part of Paying it Forward. Spread the word about Walking In Her Shoes -

Ancestry and Code of Silence,


  1. True history can be totally fascinating, I feel- especially when there are secrets to be discovered. I wish Marylou lots of luck with her book and thank you for featuring her. A fascinating story...

  2. I appreciate you stopping by, Pat. Love to hear what other author's think.

  3. Being a family member, of course I was fascinated by Mary Lou's book. People have kept secrets in families for as long as I can remember and it is not always a good thing. And I think you have to know the right time to reveal those secrets. We love you Lou, and I say keep writing!