About the Author
From early beginnings of poverty, sexual abuse by a close relative and becoming a voice for people with non-visible disabilities, M. Kay Runyan's memoir is a compelling read that you don't want to miss.
Through sheer perseverence and against the odds, Dr. Runyan has a Ph.D from U.C. Berkeley and has published in academic journals and textbooks. She has presented globally to audiences throughout the United States and Europe.
She had a practice for many years in San Francisco, California focusing on students and adults with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. She completed ground breaking research on why these individuals were entitled to accommodations at the university level.
She is semi-retired and lives with her dog Sophie in Eugene, Oregon. She enjoys consulting, writing, reading, hiking, golf and her grandchildren.
When sixteen-year old Kay Runyan stands before a minister and exchanges wedding vows with her teenage boyfriend, she believes her marriage will provide an escape from poverty, sexual abuse and an unhappy home life. She soon realizes her mistake.
Fearing the disapproval of her fundamentalist Southern Baptist parents, she hides the pain of her troubled marriage until she can no longer bear it. After coming to terms with the choices she has made, Kay finds the strangth to create a life for herself that she never thought possible.
"Choices" is the story of a woman whose journey takes her from humble beginnings in East Texas in the 1940s, to traveling the world to shine light on the challenges faced by individuals with dyslexia and learning disabilities.
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