Endorsements for Create Space Workshop
Attendee: “Your workshop was fantastic yesterday!!
Attendee: “The information was priceless about how to use CreateSpace for my next book. I hope other libraries will be calling.”
Attendee: “Alberta Sequeira’s workshop on how to use CreateSpace was fantastic and priceless.”
Kelly A. (Mello) Brodeur: Alberta Sequeira is a wonderful author who pays attention to detail and can tell a compelling story. I had the pleasure of not only taking her writing workshop at Lakeville Public Library, but interviewing her for an article I wrote as well. Working with her was insightful.
Endorsements for Speaking Engagements
Alberta generally writes of what is most familiar to her, she conveys emotion so powerfully through her words that it is impossible not to identify and empathize with her or her characters. She can bring forth tears from a stone, joy from grief, and hope from the darkness. I respect and admire her passion, her drive to publish and successfully market her first book, and her willingness to teach and share her experiences with others. It was a pleasure to hear Alberta talk about her book, A Spiritual Renewal: A Journey to Medjugorje. ~ Darcie Roy, Writer and Editor
Ms. Sequeira shared her story of losing her husband and especially her daughter, Lori, at the “Joy of Providence prayer breakfast” at the Providence Marriott Hotel in Rhode Island. We are the Magnificat, a Catholic Women’s Ministry of Providence. Her speech was beautiful, powerful and a moving story that touched so many of us today. Louise, Margo, Pat, Arlene and Midge ~ The Magnificat Service Team
Ms. Sequeira is a very inspiring speaker, who shared her heartfelt and painful journey of faith and renewal as she dealt with the overwhelming and disastrous effects of alcoholism on her whole family. Alberta was a featured speaker at our Magnificat, “Joy of Boston prayer Breakfast.” We are an international interdenominational Catholic Ministry. Ms. Sequeira was recommended to us by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Magnificat after she had spoken at their location. ~ Patricia J. Waterman, Medway, MA.
Alberta’s faith and family support, especially from her husband, Al, gives her the strength to not only write to educate readers but she has become a public speaker about this terrifying, deadly disease. Alberta and her immediate and extended family believe that communication, and knowledge about this disease, persistency and love are essential in the fight against alcoholism. ~ Cheryl A. Heindrichs
Alberta Sequeira spoke at my event “Storytelling at Tea” at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA. The class had been facilitated by myself. Alberta, an invited speaker, talked about her journey and her memoirs living in an alcoholic family. She was well received by everyone that attended. The participants had plenty of questions and comments about her books and her experiences. A quote from one of the participants, “Thank you for coming an sharing with us. It must have been hard for you to write your books.” ~ Willie Wideman Pleasant, author, speaker, (director, producer and co-host to “Willie’s Web” cable TV show in Boston and the NBTV-95 Cable TV in New Bedford.
Author and speaker, Alberta Sequeira, has inspired writer’s across Massachusetts and can be a fountain of advice for those who love books. ~ Kelly A. Mello, Lakeville Call Newspaper
Reviews from Books
I’m a recovering alcoholic with a couple decades of 24 hour periods strung together. It’s not often we alcoholics get to see the damage from the loved one’s position as I did in Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis. ~ John Castelot, WMS, Northeast Planning Associates, Inc.
My Master’s in Counseling Degree covered a huge portion on substance abuse counseling. I found that I learned a great deal more by reading this story, than I did in reading textbooks. Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis is a must read for counselors, alcoholics and family members of alcoholics. ~ Page Lovitt from Reader Views
Please, God, Not Two: This Killer Called Alcoholism works as a stand-alone, however I recommend you read it and the prequel together to obtain full effect of this poignant story in Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis. This is a candid look into alcoholism. Sequeira makes no excuses for herself or for her daughter. She writes with the best of intentions—to help others struggling to save a family member caught in the relentless grip of this disease. The information is well presented and Sequeira’s experiences are described with a desperate honesty that will have you reaching for tissues in many scenes. Highly recommended. ~ William R. Potter for Reader’s Choice Book Review
Review for Authors Without Border’s Talk
Dear Alberta, Joyce, Pat, and Willie!!
What a complete delight it was to meet each and all of you and to have a chance to get acquainted with your amazing collective, ‘Authors without Borders!’ I am in awe of all you — individually and together. What a glorious, inspiring force for creativity you are for our Southcoast community and beyond!
Thank you so much for joining Pat and me for dinner at Marguerite’s in Westport, MA. I speak for all present at Knit Lit tonight when I offered huge appreciation for your time and for the captivating stories you shared with us. As I said, a collaborative and supportive spirit infuses your presence, it is palpable and a pleasure to bask in, as we all had the privilege to do this evening.
I hope our paths cross again soon. I know that my knitter/readers would be very interested in notification of any of your appearances, workshops new titles, etc., so, please do keep us in your loop!
Again, I am grateful to all of you for your willingness to come out on a very cold night to share your formidable talents with us at Sisters of the Wool. You made real magic happen for each and every one of us!!
With warmest regards and best wishes,
Maureen, Knit Lit (knitter/reader group)