“I Existed” is a very compelling story, lots of plot twists and waves of emotions…suicide, incest, teenage pregnancy, rage, love, hate, forgiveness…The author pretty much covered it all! It is an easy read but I have to be honest, I’m not sure I like the ending I understand the point the author made, but it left me with no closure. All in all, I enjoyed reading the book but did not find it difficult to read because of the subject matter. If the author took the story line and wrapped it around the decision during the weeks prior to her decision, that option is a viable one, From my perspective, the idea of abortion at the point of delivery is not even a possibility.
“All Things Work Together for Good (Romans 8:28),”
I am Paul C. Markland. I use my father’s name, L. C. Markland, as a pen name. He passed away when I was a teenager. I use his name to remember his legacy. If truth be told, my mother, Lucy, inspired me to write. For years, she desired to write a novel. She failed to do so. She believed she lacked the education and experience. Had she only known her error. She was very articulate and well-versed. She passed away in 2003. She never fulfilled her goal to write a great novel. Both parents encouraged me to pursue an education. I graduated from Akron East High in 1983.
I attended the University of Akron where I earned a B.A. in Sociology, Criminology, and Victimology. My sights were set on law school, that is, until I was called into ministry. I acquired my M.A.from Malone College in Canton, OH. I faithfully served in my calling for twenty years. Health issues forced me to step down. It was then I decided to honor my father and mother through the stories I share. I am married to Judy Avon Erb Markland. We have two daughters, Ashley and Samantha, a son-in-law, Matthew Gibbons, and a grandson, Deacon Gibbons.