The first time I met Toni Coleman Carter via phone I knew she meant business. She is quick, to the point and the consummate business woman. She speaks her mind and delivers. It was when I read her memoir” When Trouble Finds You” I understood the sense of urgency to spread her message of hope. Her life was truly lived at a pace that would have caused many to crash and burn.
After losing her father at seven, her life became a self described “living hell.” For more than two decades, she hid the scars of physical and sexual abuse, the shame of an attempted suicide, the challenges of being a teen mother, and the granite obstacles of climbing the corporate ladder. Her ability to overcome those setbacks formed the basis for When Trouble Finds You (RTC Publishing). A work dedicated to increasing awareness around issues impacting children, while inspiring the human spirit.
When Trouble Finds You invites readers on an emotionally life-changing journey. Although it’s Carter’s frank, journal of hopelessness and redemption – her story ultimately inspires, enlightens and stimulates others to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. The transparency with which she tells her story may cause some to lose themselves in the realism yet find themselves in the redemption.
The former Deputy Mayor of Hanover Park, IL is also a mother, wife, outspoken community leader, human resources practitioner, and public speaker. By sharing her story, Carter reaches out to the hundreds of thousands who find consolation in silence–and gives them courage to find a voice, but not just any voice, their voice. When Trouble Finds You and its companion workbook was released to great reviews this week. Carter is hoping to inspire a generation of young people to take advantage of every opportunity afforded to them. And if they don’t have ANY to create their own.
Glenn Murray is the Founder of 220 Holdings: Parent company to 220 Publishing , Wine Crawl and 220 Media and Marketing. Co-Founder G-Rose Productions. Cast Member of Web talk show "Live From the Cave" . Co-Producer of Books and Bottles and Making Love Better Twogether. Author and soon to be screenplay writer. Good friends, good wine and good thoughts are his focus.