Alberta Sequeira is from North Dartmouth, Massachusetts and is a three-time nominated award winning Author and an Awareness Coach on Alcohol and Drug Abuse after losing her husband and daughter from North Dighton, Massachusetts to their alcohol addiction. She speaks at private events behind closed doors to the substance abusers at court-ordered programs, jails, halfway homes, rehabilitation centers, to their family and to the public.
Her first memoir A Spiritual Renewal: A Journey to Medjugorje is about her relationship with her father, Brigadier General, Albert L. Gramm, who had been one of the commanding officers of the 26th Yankee Division during WWII, fighting in some battles like Metz, Lorraine and The Battle of the Bulge. After his death from cancer and having witnessed his love and devotion to Our Blessed Mother and the rosary, she take a ten day pilgrimage to Medjugorje in Bosnia and finds her faith again after having stepped away from the Church for over twenty years.
Her published memoirs are: A Spiritual Renewal: A Journey To Medjugorje,Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis, and its sequel Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism. Her Narrative Non-Fiction book What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholics and Addicts; In Their Own Words had been written by 34 alcoholic and drug users from the USA and Canada from all walks of life telling family, counselors, doctors and society what they need from each of us to desire the help from professionals and develop the want to get into a recovery program.
Ms. Sequeira is an educational instructor for three workshops: Bring Your Manuscript to Publication, How to Self-Publish Your Own Book with Create Space and Writing Memoirs. All three classes were made into handbooks.
She is a co-founder to Authors Without Borders (www.awb6.com) and a director, producer and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable Show out of New Bedford, MA.
She is a contributor to The Speaker Anthology, VOL. 1 (page 98-100) by Dr. Kent Gustavson and Sally Shields.
She working on her first fictional story, The Rusty Years, about a 92-year-old woman who looks back with losing the love of her life and giving a child up for adoption. It will be a trilogy.
A Spiritual Renewal is a beautiful story which follows the author’s inner thoughts and intense emotions. We sympathize as she fights the prognosis of her father’s cancer and learns too late about his remarkable life. She develops a spiritual renewal and demonstrates its powerful lessons.
What is and isn't Working for the Alcoholic and Addict contains the testimonies of individuals who were or are actively in a recovery program and wanted to share their habit and actions with their struggles trying to overcome their own addiction. These are their own stories on how their addiction led to the devastation of losing control of their life, family, friends and the death of other family members from this disease we call alcoholism. Hopefully, the heartfelt honesty from the participants will help doctors and counselors to use their stories for their own study on what may be missing in the treatment methods.
Do you ever wonder why some alcoholics and drug addicts recover and put their lives together while others die from this horrible worldwide problem? What give them the physical and mental strength to fight this battle and come out winning? These questions and the author's own tragedy of losing her husband and daughter to alcohol abuse, encouraged this book written by thirty-four addicts telling the world what does and hasn't worked in their recovery programs.