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My award winning illustrated novel, TREE OF LIVES (by Elizabeth Garden, a pen name), follows the story of my life and art career as reflected in the experiences of a character named Ruth. As a budding artist, Ruth struggles under the weight of a fallen branch of her family tree, in the form of a secret tragedy that she certainly felt but knew nothing about. Only after she excavates the real truth does her life fully blossom.

TREE OF LIVES is the Gold medal winner of the Presidents Book Award from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association for Women’s Fiction, the eLit Bronze Award for Literary Fiction, and a finalist for the American Book Fest International Book Award, the American Book Fest American Fiction Award and the Page Turner Awards Ebook Awards.

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