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The House of Six Doors

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  • Testimonials

    • “Intimate, at times lyrical, charged with pain and wonder, laughter and perennial hope, The House of Six Doors is terrific storytelling.”
      – Olga Rojer, Associate Professor, American University, Washington DC.
    • “An honest tale of love, independence, and American dreams”
      – El Mundo
    • “Patricia Selbert weaves a powerful and poignant tale of wisdom in the tapestry of her writings that provides a source of strength. My applause to the author for her brilliant and beautiful portrayal of a young girl’s coming of age and her struggles with cultural differences.”
      – Reiki Master Julia Elizabeth Carroll, author of Nu Reiki Oneness
    • “This is an honest and compelling coming-of-age story that follows a girl as she moves between two cultures, cradled between longing for her indigenous past and the glittering promise of her future in America. Selbert artfully shines light upon the honest transformation of an immigrant family, moving from memories of a windswept island and a grandmother’s wisdom to the poignant integration and reality facing all American immigrants.”
      – Carol Prunhuber, author of The Passion and Death of Rahma the Kurd: Dreaming Kurdistan
    • “If you feel as though the circumstances of your life are against you and you wonder whether this will ever change, this is a story that will fill you with hope. If you have ever wanted to believe that the circumstances of your life really do work for your ultimate best interest, read The House with Six Doors.”
      – David Robert Ord, author of Lessons in Loving: A Journey into the Heart
    • “This story rings true from beginning to end. From the moment we meet thirteen-year-old Serena with her fierce and erratic mother in the Miami airport, we know a heroine’s journey has begun. Captured in vivid details and lyrical memories, it invites the reader along.”
      – Janet Lucy, author of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter: Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age
    • “Patricia Selbert’s The House of Six Doors tells the story of Serena’s authentic transformation:  from young island girl to woman, from small town to big city life, with a strong helping of self-realization.  This is my kind of fiction!”
      – Janice Cook Knight, author of Follow Your Heart Cookbook:  Recipes from the Vegetarian Restaurant
    • “This novel is a beautiful weave of hard reality and romance, so real that I couldn’t put it down.”
      – Nancy Marriott, author of Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d with Dr. Candace Pert
    • “You will find yourself torn between cheering for the mother and wanting to sit her down for an intervention. You will think about yourself and how you would deal with things if you were in that situation. You would wish to be enveloped by Serena’s grandmother’s arm and hear her wisdom. You’ll take that wisdom to heart for your own life. You will want to take Serena and hide her away from herself but then on the next page feel a sense of pride for her achievements.You will wish to live in Curacao but then thankful to live in your own town. You’ll find yourself wanting to read more of this book.”
      – Steena Holmes, author of Chocolate Blessings
    • “I absolutely fell in love with this beautifully written, lyrical novel. Selbert shares her gift of storytelling in this coming-of-age novel of Serena, the young girl who immigrated to the United States as her mother and sister followed their dreams, and found that she had dreams of her own that would encourage her and see her through her journey to find her own self.”
      – Sharon Galligar, Sharon’s Garden Review of Books

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    Press

  • Difference Makers

    • “Incredible body of work! Stunning portraits! What a great idea!”
      – Bill Black, photo editor, Reader’s Digest.
    • “What a beautiful project!”
      – Sue Lapsien, US photo editor, Stern Germany
    • “¡Estupendo!”
      – Rosa Alvares, photo editor, Glamour Spain
    • “Difference Makers is Terrific. I will forward to my friends.”
      – Elizabeth Avedon, independent photo editor
    • “¡Fotos lindas, luz incrivel!”
      – Camila, photo editor, Trip Brazil
    • “This eBook is amazing and fabulous! What a great project that you’ve put together – and definitely one you can build on. I LOVE the self-portrait of you too.”
      – Christine Corden, recruiter, Gilly & Company
  • Moon Mother, Moon Daughter

    • “Mothers and daughters everywhere will find inspiration and joy in the pages of this wonderful book.”
      – Christiane Northrup, MD, best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
    • “Janet and Terri created a menu of meaning and delight. They pass on this comforting idea: even through adolescence, you can stay close to your daughter. Hallelujah!“
      – Jennifer Louden, besti-selling author of The Woman’s Comfort Book