Thea Chard

Thea Chard

Writer, Editor, Designer, Content Producer, Feminist, General Awesome Person

A Thread So Fine

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Two sisters struggle against generations of hidden traumas in a richly-woven story that celebrates the wondrous nature of family.

Decades before women’s ‘awakening,’ the #MeToo movement, and even modern medicine, two sisters are estranged by devastating events as they begin their journey to womanhood.

St. Paul, Minnesota, 1946: As little girls, the Malone sisters relied on each other for companionship and affection as their mother remained distant, beating back the demons of her own mysterious childhood. Now, as young women ready to embrace promising futures, Eliza plans for a life of intellectual fulfillment beginning with college at nearby St. Catherine’s, while far simpler hopes for family and happiness occupy Shannon. Instead, the closely-knit sisters endure two life-changing tragedies and their powerful bonds of love and loyalty threaten to break under the weight of trauma and loss, secrets and misunderstandings. One sister leaves, possibly forever. Heartbroken and scarred from a battle with tuberculosis, the other vows to never let go of the invisible thread that runs between them–and in the course of her journey, discovers the true meaning of family.

Published on May 1, 2019 by Susan Welch.

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Cover design; Paperback & eBook interior book design (layout, design and formatting); marking and promotional materials design; web asset design; account administration

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TESTIMONIAL FROM THE AUTHOR

SUSAN WELCH

SUSAN WELCH AUTHOR, A Thread So Fine

Thea Chard has many fantastic professional qualifications, but top among them is her unwavering can-do attitude backed with true design skills.  I entrusted her to design my historical novel book, from cover to content, after a bad mis-step that had left me feeling insecure about my entire project.  With Thea, I was swept up in a current of positivity and talent. Her eye for design elements was just the beginning.  I deeply appreciated her willingness to go outside of her already large box to push her design concepts ever further. Her proactive, honest and reliable communication with me throughout the process never let me down.  Thea continued to assist me with book launch activities that would have been overwhelming without her experience.  If you want your project to be both professionally designed AND fun – finding Thea Chard will have been a very lucky discovery.


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Don’t Tell Me It Can’t Be Done

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As a young boy struggling to find his way through the immense poverty, secrecy and war-time suffering that gripped his life in Northern Ireland, Ray Barnett dreamed of a life of adventure and travel like that of his hero: famed missionary-explorer David Livingstone. As an adult, he has lived that life—leading a human-rights based ministry that has brought hope, healing and humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.

In this riveting autobiography that spans eighty years, Ray takes readers on a rollercoaster journey through his childhood in the rough, working-class neighborhood of Killowen—a childhood marked by loss, abuse, severe learning disabilities, rejection, and the crushing discovery that the family who raised him was not his own.

PUBLISHED

Publishing on November 1, 2019 by Ray Barnett.

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You Are the Boss: Take Control of Your Financial Destiny

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Do you want to be the Boss of your financial life, and enjoy the one life you have to the fullest extent possible?

When it comes to your financial well-being, you can either be your own financial adviser or hire an adviser to work on your behalf. Either way, you’ve got to make sure your back is covered—which is exactly what this book will help you do.

In his engaging, tell-it-like-it-is style, long-time financial advocate, Walter F. Burns, draws on more than forty years in the financial services industry and valuable lessons learned during his childhood and early career as a Naval Aviator, to guide readers through the financial maze that confounds so many individual investors.

Burns, who is determined to help individual investors take control of their financial destiny, has one overriding message for readers: You are the Boss – and don’t you ever forget it!

PUBLISHED

Publishing on September 1, 2018 by Walter F. Burns

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Only Believe

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As a young boy struggling to find his way through the immense poverty, secrecy and war-time suffering that gripped his life in Northern Ireland, Ray Barnett dreamed of a life of adventure and travel like that of his hero: famed missionary-explorer David Livingstone. As an adult, he has lived that life—leading a human-rights based ministry that has brought hope, healing and humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.

In this riveting memoir that spans eighty years, Ray takes readers on a rollercoaster journey through his childhood in the rough, working-class neighborhood of Killowen—a childhood marked by loss, abuse, severe learning disabilities, rejection, and the crushing discovery that the family who raised him was not his own.

PUBLISHED

Published on November 30, 2017 by Ray Barnett.

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We Are Absolutely Not Okay

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We Are Absolutely Not Okay is a collection of true stories written by fourteen teenagers who have experienced life at its darkest but have made it through and are now picking up the pieces. By writing and sharing their stories, they are coping with their past and seizing their future. They are also reaching out to other teenagers—to let them know that they are not alone and that even if their life now is Absolutely Not Okay, they have the power within themselves to make it better.

PUBLISHED

Published by Scriber Lake High School on May 20, 2012 in conjunction with the team at Write It Out Loud.

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