Room For Another: A Courageous Adoption Story Based on True Events

A Courageous Adoption Story Based on True Events

Every choice you make carries a consequence. What if your consequence was an unwanted pregnancy?

Having retired from teaching and journalism, Theresa receives a phone call from a friend asking for a favor. Would she help out two girls who are struggling with a high school writing assignment?

Theresa graciously agrees to share part of her life for the biographical paper. She surprises her unsuspecting young interviewers with stories of a broken childhood, tales of love found and lost, and the strength summoned to make the hardest decision of her life.

The sharing of her past not only provides fodder for Theresa’s students, but also prepares herself for one of the most impactful introductions yet to come.

Room For Another is a fictionalized account based on true life events of author Diane M. Dresback’s biological mother. The one thing that Diane learned about her mother was that it didn’t matter if you were blood, step, half, ex, in-law, adopted, or anywhere in-between—everyone was family and she always had room in her heart for another.


Meet Diane M. Dresback

Diane M. Dresback loves to tell stories through novels, self-help books, and films. Novels about ordinary people that bump into or discover challenges they must overcome. Often tales that are present day dramatic but also encompass the hint of a science fiction element to make things interesting. Her latest fiction story is a trilogy that begins with one character waking up in a stranger’s body. Most recent non-fiction is a book that compiles 25 stories from women who share their struggles and their triumphs in order to bring hope and inspiration to others.

In 2007, Diane M. Dresback began working in the independent film industry in Arizona. She has completed over 35 short films as writer, director, and producer and has won numerous awards for her efforts. She has written several feature length screenplays, including one she also co-produced called PARANOIA. Diane received the 2012 Arizona Filmmaker of the Year Award by the Phoenix Film Foundation.

Diane has over 27 years in corporate Human Resources and Training experience with most of that time in management and executive level positions in the financial and travel industries. She holds a Masters degree in Adult Education and a Bachelors degree in Human Services.

Leftover Girl

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Family secrets, a power that defies science, and one girl’s fight for the truth…

Jes can’t remember anything before she was found at four, barefoot in the headlights of an old Ford. At fifteen, she has adjusted to moving without notice and never fitting in. Her adopted parents insist she hide the truth about that night, but Jes can’t get past how her real parents disappeared without a trace.

When Jes befriends a strange new student with an amazing power, she discovers he’s searching for a missing girl who might be her. Could she be this mystery girl and what will it mean for the family determined to protect her?

As Jes learns, truth comes at a cost. Will she give up love to find out?

Readers’ Favorite 2019 Finalist

“Loved this book. I’m not normally into science fiction but this book was hard to put down.” ~ Amazon Customer ★★★★★

“The book has a hint of romance, adventure and friendship and I loved it all through. Can’t wait to read the sequel.” ~ Amazon Customer ★★★★★

Books in this Series:

Leftover Girl
Secrets Return
Prison of Lies
Illusion of Truth
Fate of War


Meet C.C. Bolick

C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.

Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paper back in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!

C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written a dozen books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles. Her serial, Legacy of Power, is a prequel to the other books.

Lost in the Reflecting Pool: a memoir

Lost in the Reflecting Pool: a memoir - ASIN B07414L8B6

Award-Winning Memoir 
2017 Readers’ Favorite

When Diane, a psychologist, falls in love with Charles, a charming and brilliant psychiatrist, there is laughter and flowers—and also darkness. After moving through infertility treatments and the trials of the adoption process as a united front, the couple is ultimately successful in creating a family. As time goes on, however, Charles becomes increasingly critical and controlling, and Diane begins to feel barraged and battered. When she is diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, Charles is initially there for her, but his attentiveness quickly vanishes and is replaced by withdrawal, anger, and unfathomable sadism. What Diane previously thought were just Charles’ controlling ways are replaced by clear pathologic narcissism and emotional abuse that turns venomous at the very hour of her greatest need. 

A memoir and a psychological love story that is at times tender and at times horrifying, Lost in the Reflecting Pool is a chronicle of one woman’s struggle to survive within—and ultimately break free of—a relationship with a man incapable of caring about anyone beyond himself.

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Two Dads and Three Girls

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One hundred percent made in China, Nick (Yu) grew up in an environment where being gay was not an option. The expectation from his parents and pressure from the society molded him into the “best student” and “best employee.” He made his family proud. But deep inside, he knew that something was missing, and he was different.

In this memoir, Nick (Yu) takes readers on his journey from growing up as a confused “straight” boy from China to today having a lovely husband and three girls through surrogacy. He invites readers to the experiences that he would rather have forgotten – from being sexually harassed by his desk-mate in middle school, through depression and a one-night stand in college, to losing a baby during pregnancy.

With ultimate honesty and absolute vulnerability, Nick shares the happiness and sadness on the journey to come out to himself, his parents and friends; learn about gay culture in America, cherish his Chinese heritage, find his first love, and create a family through surrogacy and the help of many amazing people.

Two Dads and Three Girls is a celebration of courage and love. It challenges each of us to dig deep into our soul to find what matters most to us, gain courage through the stories, and live our lives in truth.

This is a story of one man’s determination to be himself and achieve his goals, in both love and work, told with captivating honesty, vulnerability and humor. It’s also a story very much of our time, when the issues of immigration and gay marriage/family life still roil society. You won’t forget Two Dads and Three Girls.”  – Margaret Diehl