Anne Mahon -- Book LaunchThursday Oct 26 2017 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Launch of Redemption: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life After Gangs (Great Plains Publications).
Why do people join gangs? Once entrenched in a life of crime with its realities of incarceration, addiction, power, and money, is it possible to ever walk away? This triumphant collection of ten personal life stories from ex-gang members enlightens, surprises and inspires. These first-person accounts illuminate the harsh reality of living as a marginalized person, often neglected and in poverty. Unexpectedly, their stories share heartfelt commentary on topics such as peace, joy, forgiveness and hope. This book covers territory that often doesn’t get into the news media and creates connection through our shared humanity.
Anne Mahon is fascinated by people and their stories, focusing her writing on the marginalized. Her books are philanthropic efforts, with all author proceeds donated back to the communities each book represents. Her first book The Lucky Ones won the On The Same Page Manitoba Library Award. She is a committed 30- year volunteer, contributing her time to many local organizations. Anne lives in Winnipeg with her husband and three children.