A Girl’s Courage Too seems to pluck much from reality To tell a story that’s impossible to put down. This is a tautly composed story that refuses to be ignored; though; It is not filled with rancor. Mary Ellen doesn’t just survive; she thrives and leads a full life.  
 Foreword Clarion Reviews
​Mary Ellen harbors a "secret" she believes would destroy her family if revealed. 
Those drawn to artful, engaging drama that reads like an intimate memoir should find A Girl's Courage an inspiring, cathartic read. 
 BlueInk Review
A girl learns to rise above a traumatic past in this debut fictionalized autobiography.
A courageous story about a brave heroine.
Kirkus Reviews
​"Trauma happens in every life.  How we handle it is what matters. You have lived your life with courage and pride. Thank you for your thought provoking and entertaining book. I loved it."
Sally Felton Deerfield, IL

"I read it straight through the minute I opened the book. I thoroughly admire your beautifully written story. This powerful and poignant memoir could be a best seller with a writing style that has great appeal for the mass market."
Nan Seandel, East Hampton, New York

Mary Ellen
 has accomplished
 that most difficult 
of all things;

taking life 
with all its wants 
and making it into art.

​"I started reading your memoir today and, quite literally, I couldn't put it down. It is a joy and an 
uplifting experience to read your story of forgiveness and redemption.
Life is indeed a strange town!"
Congratulations. Alan Lapidus Naples, Maine

"I read your book three times. The first time with
my breath held, skimming through. Then the 
second time, all the way through. And third 
slowly to relive some of the parts.
I loved it! I can't tell you how much it touched me. 
Thank you for such a beautiful story of portraying life on Manton Avenue. 
I recommended it to all my family including my Mom."
Charlene McNalley Benicia, CA

​"A testament to courage written honestly and simply. From the first page, to the end, I was hooked on an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows from the hilarious to the profound."
Carole Edwards, Dudley, MA

"I laughed and cried right along with Mary Ellen as I read; not wanting it to end. I ordered four copies to send to friends."
Marge Bujnowski Goshen CT

"Heart wrenching...Your ending sent chills down my spine."
Genia Wennerstrom Old Greenwich, CT


Mary Ellen Sinclair was born in Providence, Rhode Island. 
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College and an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. 
She lived and worked in New York City for 30 years as an exhibiting artist.
She now lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, where she continues 
to work as an artist and author.
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A Girl's Courage Too is an important book, that I expect took courage to write—and immense strength to live through. What Mary Ellen describe s is all too familiar to many of us (yes, “me too”). Yet it goes far beyond a potentially depressing “here we go again.”
Her  writing is honest, fresh, and her artist’s eye has been invaluable in choosing just the right details to make each scene, and people in the story vivid and memorable.
Ultimately it’s a story of hope—and I think that this is what makes this book an important one.  
Sophia, Hudson Valley NY
Amazon books review *****

It must be a great feeling to  to write about 'it' 
and know that you are a survivor. 
You see, I too am a survivor.
Some day I'll tell my story.
I love you girl.
Google books review

​"A Girl's Courage is beautifully written, poignant and wonderful." 
Beth Bruno, Editor,  Danbury, CT

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Special edition In honor of the me too movement
"I am you, and you are me too."
Mary Ellen Sinclair
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