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October 01, 2009 11:00 ET

The Garden That Grew Her Offers Cure for Domesticide; Fans Declare Author Cross Between Elizabeth Gilbert and Erma Bombeck

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2009) -

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Starting from an online post written innocently early one morning as a satire-laced story about a single mother, a Northern Ontario writer has found her literary muse not only in the details of her transformed life but also in the wit and wisdom of some 143,000 readers who made her particular discussion thread the most widely followed topic on a well-known website dealing with individualism and spirituality.

Readers instantly declared Bradford a cross between Erma Bombeck and Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the best-selling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love.

Keeping in line with the content of Bradford's unconventional book and the way it was created, the author chose to release "The Garden That Grew Her" through a media company with a film-style book trailer foregoing traditional publishing methods. "The print world is rapidly changing and since my writing was discovered in a social forum, I want to promote it in the same arena," Bradford says. "Imaginethis Media Studios, an interactive technology leader based in Ontario, Canada, brings life to the release giving readers a more emotional experience through visuals and music. I also wanted more creative control of my work."

The Garden That Grew Her is a personal account of how to find peace amidst the chaos of an ordinary housewife's career/kid juggling existence. "The cure for domesticide--the eradication of the 'happily ever after' myth," the author explains.

The impetus for that fateful post came after Bradford, a divorced mother of two daughters who worked in the automobile dealership business as a finance manager, went online to share her experience after viewing a web cast and reading a best-selling book by a renowned teacher of spirituality. Dismayed at the volume of polarizing and ego-driven comments on the board, Bradford quickly composed her online story, the humorous seeds of the virtual garden metaphor.

In just one week, there were 1,750 hits. Eight days later, there were 14,000. In four months, after an unfortunate interruption that necessitated rejuvenating the thread, there were more than 143,000 followers, five times the number who had tracked Bradford's initial story.

Bradford's book will be released immediately as an eBook and in soft cover form 01-01-10 with a late November pre-release. The book trailer can be found

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