The Journey From Oz: Seven Steps for Finding Your Way Back from Places You Never Intended to Be, is a simple message of hope and encouragement for anyone confronting challenges in life. Whether swept up in whirlwinds of events, tossed about by life's storms, or simply looking and realizing we are longer where we want to be, there are times in all our lives when we struggle to find our way. Written with warmth and understanding, it offers simple supportive advice to guide readers toward help and healing one step at a time.
Sharon Yates has spent over thirty years as a Mental Health Professional. After earning a Social Work degree from East Carolina University, she began a career of helping people that includes roles as counselor, consultant, trainer, supervisor and manager. In her current role as Public Relations Director for the Cumberland County Mental Health Center, Sharon coordinates events, disseminates information, promotes mental health services and produces a public-access cable television show, Focus on Mental Health. Her first book, The Busy Mom, was released by Child and Family Press, a division of The Child Welfare League of America, (Washington, D.C.) in 2002.