Tricia LaVoice’s life turned upside-down when her parents were tragically killed in an automobile accident. Her close relationships with her mother and father made everyday life afterwards a challenge.
Happily married and with a beautiful baby girl, Tricia had no time to fall apart. Over the years as her family grew, Tricia met two strong, dynamic women, both survivors of their own life challenges, whose wonderful friendships and unconditional maternal love and strength guide her to trust in life.
But tragedy strikes Tricia’s family again, shaking her faith in life once more. It was during this time of suffering and loneliness that she found an unexpected respite in nature, in the form of a beautiful pine tree Tricia named Martha. This rare bond inspires Tricia who literally talks to Martha daily as she heals the hurt in her heart. Tricia learns to listen to her inner voice, and heals herself by finding her source of courage and strength is within her.
"Unforgettable! A rare new storyteller is here to stay." - Gail Gonzales, Publisher, Adjunct professor, NYU School of Professional Studies
"With riveting power and energy, Tricia LaVoice demands and finds authentic answers in her own backyard." - Nancy Moonves, Producer, American Actress
"LaVoice finds healing and salvation in the most charming possible form. A story rich in imagery that follows a path of letting go, forgiving and accepting." - Holly Holmberg Brooks, Producer, Writer
"With heartbreak and hilarity colliding on every page, an explosion of a book asking the 'perennial' question WHY, that only Mother Nature could dare answer. A resounding new voice of transformative power and wisdom. I give it 5 stars." - Carlene Watkins Weinberger, American Actress
"Dear Martha, WTF? is a story about the healing powers of friendship and aloneness in women's lives. It is a moving, insightful memoir that has the power to make readers laugh, cry, think, and change. Tricia's quirky observations permeate the book with a voice that is as hilarious as revealing. Reading this memoir is truly like journeying through life's ups and downs with your own best friend." - Jennifer L. Holder, writer and founder of Full Bloom Publications
"Captivating from start to finish, an unflinching true tale that is both provocative and poignant. A true pleasure to read." - Elizabeth Cash, Manhasset Book Club
"Loss in all forms is an overwhelming and unpredictable journey. Author Tricia LaVoice's candor in sharing her experience is both heartbreaking and healing." - Margaret McSweeney, author of Aftermath: Growing in Grace through Grief