Nella Coiro

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Nella’s new memoir, Dancing in the Rain, A Memoir of  Courage, Strength, & Resilience is now available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble,, and internationally, wherever books are sold.

You might also be interested in reading Nella’s recent interview with The Putnam County Times newspaper.



Book Summary:

A deeply personal memoir about a courageous woman’s journey to rise above insurmountable obstacles, and identify the learning lessons. Her story will inspire anyone who is faced with adversity.

In 2022, Nella Coiro is happy, emotionally healthy, and loved — but her journey to get here has not always been a simple or linear one. A troubled childhood set her on a path that would have completely overwhelmed anyone with less resilience and courage. But Nella never gave up.

In this raw and deeply intimate memoir, Nella shares for the first time, the challenges she faced growing up in a home that exposed her to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Learning from her parents, Nella has had her own struggles with substance abuse, depression, and ongoing adversity. 

But here, she illustrates how she navigated the immeasurable obstacles she faced as a youth, as well as how, as an adult, she balances the lasting scars from those traumas, as well as addressing serious medical issues. With the love and support of her spouse, and reliance upon her spirituality, she continues the lifelong journey towards self-acceptance, self-love, personal growth, and inner peace.

A Note from the Author 
After nearly three years of soul searching, introspection, reliving, and documenting the most difficult experiences in my life, as well as the important lessons I’ve learned, my book has finally been released! My hope is that it can help anyone who has faced adversity to see that they too can rise above their circumstances.”
 Editorial Review

"In Dancing in the Rain, Coiro shares the challenges she faced growing up in a home that explosed her to physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well as her ongoing struggles with kidney disease, and being on dialysis. The author said she hopes that any readers going through adversity will be inspired and find the strength and resilience within them to overcome their obstacles and identify the possible learning lessons." - Putnam County Press/Times
What the Readers are Saying

“Amazing read! First, Nella is strong.  After all of the terrible things she has gone through in life, she is an inspiration to many. She pushes through with a positive outlook.” 



“Intense and courageous. Wow! This book is so intense. This woman is a very talented writer, and could it could not have been easy for her to document a life experiences. She’s a survivor for sure, and I was really impressed by how she was able to talk about the lesson she has learned in her life especially as a result of some of the horrible experiences she went through. “


“First, the author of this book is a talented writer. A book of her poetry should be published. This story however, is a personal account of a child and adult, who has struggled with life for over 60 years. Her mother who had a mental illness, adopted her as a baby and never told her. The author found out at age 39. After confronting her mother for not telling her of her adoption, she received $1.00 from her mother's will 4 years later. The author also speaks of being sexually molested by her father as a child and the effect on her as an adult. There's also a chapter on her troubled sister.”


“While this memoir has lots of trauma and adversity… the strength and power comes from the attempt not just to overcome all these issues and live a full life, but to give the struggles meaning by learning from them and giving others a message of hope. Great for anyone who has felt defeated in life and searched for a way to persevere.”



“This book is a page turner…. The writer is a brave woman who has been through hell, and is now on  dialysis. She talks about how she weathered so many storms, learned lessons from “even the worst of circumstances, “and kept moving forward. She talks about how hard it was to write this book, but she wanted to share her story to help other people. Her book is sad but inspiring!”


Other Titles

The Forgiveness Journey is for anyone who is sick and tired of embracing the pain of chronic resentment.” Putnam  County Press Times

The Forgiveness Journey 

Can you find it in your heart to forgive?  According to the author, you can, and you do this for you. Using research, interviews, therapeutic models, and her own personal experience, This book includes self-empowerment tools mindfulness exercises, action plans, and topics like boundaries, expectations, toxic situations, communication, and resentment as it relates to illness.

The Forgiveness Journey Workbook 

Designed to be used alone, or in conjunction with The Forgiveness Journey, this workbook will take you on a more profound forgiveness journey, and help you to enhance and expand upon the lessons and concepts taught in the book. 

Moreover, it will drop upon your personal experiences to bring to life the principles in the book through exercises, focus questions, guided imagery quizzes, journaling, and other action-related activities. This book also help you to document your personal growth, reframe your thinking and perspective, gain deeper insights on a more personal level, and deep in your understanding of yourself.


The Forgiveness Journey Audiobook

Narrated by SOVAS Arts Award Winner, Margo Trueblood.