News Image

Laura Ruth Ellis recalls the emotional turmoil that the caregiver role brought and the lessons it taught her in her debut book, “We You Me” (published by Balboa Press).

Fate gave Ellis a big challenge when she was pulled back into the role of the dutiful daughter, when her mother succumbed to dementia. For years, she became her mother’s full-time caregiver, getting used to the stress and exhaustion.

Little did Ellis know, this challenging role would eventually release her buried dream of being a writer.

“We You Me” recounts the stresses, strains and shame Ellis endured along the way. It also recalls how she gained an awareness of life’s bigger picture through accepting life circumstances. Through this role, her focus shifted from duty to her mother with love to love of duty to her inner self.

Ellis is convinced that life presented the role she needed to finally find and accept who she most wanted to be and her buried dream was released.

She hopes that her story relays the message that difficult journeys reveal life’s lessons and jolt free our denied dreams. For more information on the book, please visit

We You Me: A Journey from Duty to Discovery
By Laura Ruth Ellis
Hardcover | 5.5×8.5 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781982237073
Softcover 5.5×8.5 in | 242 pages | ISBN 9781982237059
E-Book | 242 pages | ISBN 9781982237066
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in math, Laura Ruth Ellis relocated from Massachusetts to Orlando with a corporate move. She moved to Madeira Beach to live by the coast when her first baby was born. Being a stay-at-home mom was her primary role until her writing dream emerged. Ellis’ role as her mother’s caregiver provided her with a transformation toward becoming a writer. She lives with her husband in Madeira Beach as her writing continues.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *