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Sunday, September 1, 2013

BOOK TOUR & Giveaway - Wonderfully Dysfunctional: It Must be Genetic Volume 1 by Buffi Neal

The true story of... A woman who laughs at funerals. A gypsy mother who refuses to wear a bra and a father who refuses to leave his first wife. A brother who sleeps under the coffee table and a sister who was kidnapped. A cheating minister, a missing uncle and a feisty, red-headed grandmother who was longing to leave it all.

Buffi always knew her family was unusual, but she was lucky enough to escape that gene. Or was she? Joined by her siblings at the bedside of their dying grandmother, Buffi begins on a journey of self discovery as they recall stories of their youth including juicy family secrets, inappropriate practical jokes, abuse and betrayal. She is on a quest to find Normal but finds herself instead.

It Must be Genetic is about an American family of no particular importance, descendants of the once wealthy and revered Perry clan, but stripped of their family wealth during the Great Depression. It’s full of quirky characters like grandmother Mopsie; a sexy divorced mother of two in the 1950’s who would turn the heads of her conservative neighbors when hosting the best poker parties in town, but who can now be found sleeping her days away in the bed of a nursing home. The story climaxes when Mopsie accidentally reveals a secret that sends her family frantically searching through old documents to find the son she gave up for adoption half a century ago.
It Must be Genetic is about acceptance, forgiveness and the great capacity to love. The story is written from the perspective of a third generation divorced mother, Buffi, who realizes that the very traits that make her family dysfunctional may be the same traits that make it so wonderful. At 64,000 words, it's paced for a quick-and-easy read.

"Buffi is a new and refreshing writer. Her frankness and insight are woven into a sometimes amusing, sometimes sad story that speaks to many of us who carry the 'burden' of the dysfunctional family." - Linda Fahy Newman, Ph.D Educational & Legal Writing Consultant 

"A must-read. The author's family is endearing in a strange unpredictable way. Sometimes I hated the grandmother, Mopsie, and other times I was intrigued by her. The author's writing style kept me feeling like I was part of the story - right there in her crazy life. Once you start, you won't be able to put the book down." - review from

"This book was a wonderful journey through a story of three generations of women and their unconventional ways of raising their families. From the first pages you are drawn into the life of Buffy and her dysfunctional family. What makes this book really wonderful are the funny, true stories that have brought the family so close and have kept them so close till this day." - from 

About the Author
Buffi Lynn Neal is a free-spirited mother of two currently living in a small town in Central New Jersey. She earned her Masters of Computer Science from Lehigh University. She also holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in both Mathematics and Physics.

Although Buffi spent twenty years working in the field of Computer Science she longed for the day that she could use her passion for writing to tell the unusual stories of her life.

Who am I? I'm a forgetful, kind-hearted, forty-plus year old mother of two who has great logic skills but spells worse than a fourth grader. I'm afraid of the dark and never shut my eyes in the shower. I bite my nails and peel my sunburn. Actually, I will peel anyone's sunburn. I would rather stick hot burning embers in my eyes than take out the garbage and I would rather be comfortable than look good. Like my mother and grandmother, I love the beach. I am much more than I can write and I can write much more than I am.

Buffi is currently working on the second memoir in her "Wonderfully Dysfunctional" series. 
"Pop on over to my Blog,  Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Goodreads pages"

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Books to come.....

Wonderfully DysfunctionalTM - Breaking the Silence

At the age of nine I met my grandfather for the first time. It had been over twenty five years since my mother saw him. He arrived completely by surprise, bringing gifts for all, and was ready to be a part of our lives. I was the lucky one chosen to take a month trip to Florida with him. During the day it was ice cream, new clothes, and Disney World, and during the night it was something very unnatural. What my family did not know, was Grandpa Jack was a pedophile.

"Breaking the Silence" is part of the "Wonderfully Dysfunctional" Memoir series. It's the journey of a young girl who loved her grandpa so much that it would take thirty years, four deaths, two lawsuits, many lawyers and doctors before she would Break the Silence and tell her story of love and abuse through the eyes of a child.

buffi neals booksWonderfully DysfunctionalTM - 1982 Out Past Curfew 

It was 1982. I was only fourteen, and it was the year I learned about sex, drugs, love, and friendship. It was the year I became a woman and my mother became a person. It was the year of firsts for many of us; our first real kiss, first drink, first smoke, and first ride in the back of a police car.

We were a poor family living in a middle class neighborhood. The world was exciting and everything was new. I was a sponge soaking up all the good and the bad life had to offer. I learned that the child of an alcoholic has an unmistakable talent for holding their liquor, a teenager has the power to drive their parents to insanity, and if you turn your back on a friend you have turned your back on yourself. 

"1982 Out Past Curfew" is part of the "Wonderfully Dysfunctional" Memoir series. It's about the coming of age, the struggle to understand your sexuality and accept your past. It's about finding lifelong love and friendship from the most unexpected people. Many life lessons happened after curfew in 1982.



One Lucky Winner will win $20 Amazon Giftcard,
courtesy of author of Wonderfully Dysfunctional: it must be genetic, Buffi Neal
Ending on Sunday 15th December at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide 

Enter Below & Good Luck !!

Sharon x

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  1. I like that it is true stories. I am more into reading true story books.

  2. Beck Valley Book Tour, run by Sharon, was one of the best decisions I have made as a self-promoting author. During the tour, my book rose to top 10 in Family Memoirs on the Amazon Best Sellers list.

    Sharon was professional, knowledgeable and much more punctual than I. It was a delight to read the reviews each day, which were posted all over the web (blogs, Amazon, GoodReads, Google+, and more).

    I would highly recommend Sharon’s book review tour for anyone looking to take their book to the next level and get it in front of prospective readers. Thank you Beck Valley Books – I wish the tour would never end.

    Buffi Neal, author
    Wonderfully Dysfunctional: It must be genetic

  3. Thanks so much Buffi, that's wonderful to hear I'm so glad to hear it was in the top 10, thoroughly deserved !!


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