April 30, 2010

Now on Amazon.com!

Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul  

The above link will take you right to Amazon.com's listing for the book. Do stay in touch and let me know what you think about it!
Love & Light,
Web site:  Inspiration for Recovery

April 29, 2010

Tales of Addiction is Here!

Yeah!!!  Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery is here... on May 1st you can go to your local bookstore and order it to be on the shelf! Also, you will be able to buy it online. When Amazon gets it online, I will let you all know here.

Here is one of the Press Releases which came out today:  Tales of Addiction Release

When you get your copy and begin reading, please let me know what you feel about it. If you are coming to any of the book launch events, do introduce yourself. I will be giving free wristbands and 'bookthongs' (bookmarks!) I made with each purchased copy.

I thank everyone one of you who have been riding this emotional book Blog with me from the beginning. Writing a book and going through the ordeal of getting it out to the public is a long process, I really appreciate everyone 'being there' for me.

Extra "thanks" to all those professionals who took the time to preread the manuscript and offer your Advance Review. And, thank you Dr. Nuckols for your contribution of a great Foreword for this book!

*I see Amazon has some information up now (no picture yet though) Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery: Twenty True Stories from the Soul  Wow! see if you can order today!!
Love & Light,

April 22, 2010

Still Counting Down the Days!

More updates for you all -- patience is the word!! I know you are anxiously awaiting the release of Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery. My publisher is running behind but we are looking at May 1st as the release date to the public. I hope we make this date as I have lined up several book events in May.

To quench your thirst a bit, below is an excerpt from the book:

"Doing our best can be a profound effort when it comes to most situations in our lives. If we do our best, we feel a sense of success, a sense of triumph that comes from knowing we “gave it our all.” In the area of addictions, only those addicted can personally weigh whether their best effort was achieved toward a recovery goal. Just quitting drug use or ceasing to drink alcohol is only the beginning of recovery. As we discussed earlier, long-term recovery entails a gambit of actions, behaviors, and tolerances including a sense of self-acceptance, self-forgiveness and forgiveness of others. It is evident that many addicts work at giving up drugs their entire life. Can “working on” be the same as in recovery? If one is in recovery but still using or drinking once-in-a-while, are they doing their best to obtain sobriety?

Striving to do our best not only takes effort, it requires patience. Patience and time to understand why we have chosen the decisions which led to the outcomes we are experiencing. Some people do not have the luxury of time; some have no patience to uncover and discover the true reasons for their behavior. They continue their self-testing telling themselves they will quit after the stress eases up or the holidays are over. These individuals are the ones who could benefit from our helping hand and understanding ear. “If by the grace of God, there go I” is a lesson well learned."

April 17, 2010


Hello Everyone!
Here is a link to the latest online radio interview I did on “Living Out Loud” regarding Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery. The show is archived so you can still listen to it.

I also had an article on Addiction in America printed in the new issue of “Recovering the Self” magazine. You can scan the new issue from this link:   Recovering the Self

The RTS magazine is available to buy on Amazon and other online sites, as well as, your favorite bookstores. I write for this insightful and inspiring magazine which is released quarterly.

Recently, I was asked to speak at the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Clearlake, CA to their teenage members. I look forward to sharing my experience and the contents of Tales of Addiction to this younger group of individuals. It is so important that we all take the time to educate our younger population to the perils of drug and alcohol abuse.

I am told that the release date for Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery will be at the end of this month, barring any unforeseen issues. This is a lesson in patience for sure! Stop back soon, I will be posting an excerpt from the book.

April 15, 2010

Free Book Drawing Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Kim Burdick!!
You are the winner of the free copy of Tales of Addiction. Your copy will be mailed directly to you in a few weeks. In addition, I will sign your copy and include a handmade bookmark for you. I hope you enjoy reading this book and the heart-felt addiction stories held within it.

Recently, I was interviewed on the "Living Out Loud" online radio program hosted by Robin Marvel. I want to thank Robin for her praise and support of Tales of Addiction. Robin has invited me back again next month for a continuation of the interview. The date and time will be posted on my web site soon. So far I have been asked to do three book launch events. Two in northern California and one in southern California. Details are posted on my site. These book events will be in May and June. If you can attend, please do stop by and introduce yourself to me, I would love to meet you!

April 10, 2010

Countdown to Launch of Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery

About two weeks to go to the launch of Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery! I do not know the exact day the book will be available through Amazon or your local bookstore, but keep watching for it by the end of the month.

The Free Book Drawing is still underway until the 15th - so get your name on the list to try to a winner of your free copy! Go to my web site to get the details:

This month has been designated national “Alcohol Awareness Month” so it seems right that Tales of Addiction would be released at this time. Many of the stories in the book deal with alcoholism and the destruction it can have on both the individual and those around him/her. One of the stories is from my son, Richard, who struggled with his alcoholic demons most of his life. There are approximately 17 million individuals with an addiction to alcohol. Here is a link to the Dept. of Health and Human Services discussing this month’s dedication to alcoholism and its efforts to instill recovery:

Below is an excerpt from one of the addiction stories found in Tales of Addiction which deals with alcoholism:

“I would have to say the beginning of my life with alcoholism was while I was in my mother’s womb. My dad abused my mom while she was pregnant and I was born prematurely as a result, weighing four pounds… Once when my dad was driving intoxicated (his choice of alcohol was beer, lots of beer) and was weaving back and forth, my brother and I were frightened but we thought he was just ‘having fun.’ He hit the sides of the cars parked along the street and my mom’s door opened and she was dragged--I don’t know how many yards down the street--and he ran away so she would be blamed for the wreck… I don’t know what the mitigating factors were when my mom finally decided to divorce dad, but I don’t ever remember missing him, or even thinking about him. He was just gone.”

April 03, 2010

My Favorite Advance Book Review!

Just over two weeks left to the launch of Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery! I am getting very excited as the release of this healing book nears.

Did you sign up for the Free Book Drawing yet? It is not too late to add your name to the list of those who entered for a chance of winning a Free copy of Tales of Addiction. Just go to my web site and get the details:

I want to share with you today one of my favorite advance book Reviews for Tales of Addiction. It was written by Bill Ford who is the creator of DadonFire.net. His courageous Blog was initiated due to his struggle with his son’s drug addiction. Bill writes and posts addiction recovery material that is up-to-date and factual. I recommend it to anyone wanting more information on drug and alcohol addiction. Here is Bill’s heartfelt review of Tales of Addiction:

“Once in a blue moon, I read a book that culminates in a poignancy by sharing a powerful experience. Tales of Addiction and Inspiration for Recovery is one such book: Here is a story and message amidst all of our stories; here is hope set against great challenges in the world of addiction and recovery; here is a legacy of understanding. Tales of Addiction is not just a collection of deep insight and personal accounts of tearful relapse and recovery, it is craftsmanship. Author, Barbara Sinor is a well read specialist in a world coming to grips with the disease of addiction. She offers her own valuable background of relatedness and heartened familiarity, artfully sharing all of this is the book’s strength.

Like a tapestry, this book works by holding the reader’s interest with unique tales smoothly interwoven with both a spiritual and intellectual thought process. Sinor progressively weaves the details of her life and practical wisdom in-and-out of the book’s logical succession and its acumen of the disease of addiction. The reader feels her deep and intelligent reflection accompanying each precious contribution of struggle and uncertain recovery. Some make it; others may not, you begin to know this. You feel your own relatedness and in the last chapters, the reader enters the author’s space hearing the breaking news of a sudden culmination of one very special story and a legacy that lives on in her. Sinor’s book pushes forward with exigency and hope.

Tales of Addiction resonates a message to all impacted by the world of drugs and alcohol: It is a world of possibility and joy; it is a world of shocking sadness; it is a world of conquest. One poignant message from the book is that no matter what, a single addict’s life is still sacred and knowing this captures a moment in time. Sinor invites the reader to share in her well of knowledge, reputation and work in the field of addiction and recovery. She expresses touching wisdom gained from her own life experience while delivering generous individual contributions written by people like you and I. Tales of Addiction instills there is no right or wrong; there is the possibility of helping just one more person; there is the possibility of coming to terms with this single moment, just for today.”
Bill Ford, Addiction Recovery Blog