IMAGE IN THE MIRROR II MEDIA COVERAGE: Charlotte writer Trina Stroud Boyton’s latest authorship project comes amid her husband’s disheartening death


And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8 NKJV)


REMEMBERING HER KING 

HER INSPIRATION — “God gave me the vision for the title while caring for my husband, who was dying from Stage IV Metastatic Prostate Cancer,” Trina Stroud Boyton recalls. “I had been hesitating to be a part of the anthology, but Joan T. Randall, the visionary, posted a last call for anyone who wanted to be a part of the anthology and I jumped at the chance.”

Trina Stroud Boyton’s husband lost his battle with Stage IV Metastatic Prostate Cancer on April 21.

Long before his demise, he routinely encouraged her the best way he knew how, especially when he came to his wife’s notable gift as an author.
“The single, most underlying reason I chose to be a part of this book was because my husband encouraged me to continue to write because I love writing,” Boyton’s told Making Headline News this week.
The book to which Boyton is alluding is Image In The Mirror II: Manifesting A Dream Deferred, the highly-anticipated anthology that is spearheaded by visionary and award-winning international multi-bestselling author, Elder Joan T. Randall.
For Boyton, her latest authorship milestone comes amid humble beginnings, in large part because she admittedly wasn’t certain if she’d participate in the collaborative project, given the slew of circumstances about which she faced at the time.

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GOD’S AMAZING GRACE — Boyton is one of 16 co-authors to grace the pages of Image In The Mirror II: Manifesting A Dream Deferred, the highly-anticipated anthology that is spearheaded by visionary and award-winning international multi-bestselling author, Elder Joan T. Randall.

But what she had ultimately learned was that God had other ideas.

“God gave me the vision for the title while caring for my husband, who was dying from Stage IV Metastatic Prostate Cancer,” Boyton recalls. “I had been hesitating to be a part of the anthology, but Joan T. Randall, the visionary, posted a last call for anyone who wanted to be a part of the anthology and I jumped at the chance.”

It’s a good thing she did.


PRESSING ON — Interestingly enough, Boyton’s third authorship project ironically came a day after her husband’s death. Long before his disheartening demise, though, he routinely encouraged her the best way he knew how, especially when he came to his wife’s notable gift as an author.

Amongst the reasons is that Boyton had at her disposal a credible, faith-based platform which, much to her delight, allowed her to share of her life-altering truths, particularly during a dreaded season that seemed too difficult to stomach at times.

Boyton’s third book project to date, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based author wrote from the subject, “An Unlikely Love,” a chapter she needed somewhere in the neighborhood of one month to compose.


“The message I’d like to get through to the audience is that love can conquer all if you are willing to work at it,” Boyton explained. “My friends and others who know me have told me that I inspire them because of my tenacity and resiliency. God led me to marry my husband even though he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Because of my relationship with my husband, I have grown as a woman and child of God. I wanted to leave the relationship prior to our marriage, but I was not settled, because I knew I was supposed to be with him.”


FAITH ON TRIAL 

LOVE AND HONOR — “I wanted to honor him by being a part of the release,” Boyton said. “I felt like he was there with me through the entire process.”

It was, in fact, because of the rash of trials Boyton endured that she subsequently had become greatly inspired to write her first solo-authored book entitled, Mending My Broken Pieces: My Journey To Wholeness, an awe-inspiring written work that debuted on May 18, 2021.

Comprised of 107 pages, Boyton’s Mending My Broken Pieces: My Journey To Wholeness recalls in great detail a crucial season of her, one that was centered on how she was raised to keep family secrets, according to an introduction of this book at Amazon.com.


A MASSIVE MUST READ — Said Boyton of her solo-authored book that has been as good as advertised: “I have been writing a journal as a companion to Mending My Broken Pieces. God has also given me a vision for a book for caregivers and one for teens, which are in the works.”

“Although it was not a direct command, she knew it was an indirect expectation,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Boyton’s featured book. “She knew what happened in the house, and their lives stayed there, and no one outside could know. Her family was the best to the outside world, but they who lived in the house knew differently. That cycle continued until Trina San was grown and raising her own family. She experienced many challenges in my life and, at times, wanted to quit on herself,” an Amazon spokesperson for Boyton’s Mending My Broken Pieces: My Journey To Wholeness continued. “Her earliest memory of witnessing domestic violence between her parents shattered her childhood innocence, and those broken pieces stayed broken throughout most of her life. From learning of her mom’s diagnosis as being mentally unstable, to the teasing about her weight in school, to the attempted rape, the promiscuity, and teen pregnancy, to the failed men, the failed marriage, and the lack of self-worth, there was never an end in sight to mending her broken pieces. She finally realized that through all those troublesome times.”


Described as “an incredible story of restoration,” Boyton’s Mending My Broken Pieces “will have you sitting on the edge of your seat from the very first page, wondering, ‘Will the cycle of brokenness ever end?’”


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BUT GOD — For Boyton, her latest authorship milestone comes amid humble beginnings, in large part because she admittedly wasn’t certain if she’d participate in the collaborative project, given the slew of circumstances about which she faced at the time.

Said Boyton of her solo-authored book that has been as good as advertised: “I have been writing a journal as a companion to Mending My Broken Pieces. God has also given me a vision for a book for caregivers and one for teens, which are in the works.”

Interestingly enough, Boyton’s third authorship project ironically came a day after her husband’s death.

Long before his disheartening demise, though, he routinely encouraged her the best way he knew how, especially when he came to his wife’s notable gift as an author.


HUBBY KNEW BEST — “The single, most underlying reason I chose to be a part of this book was because my husband encouraged me to continue to write because I love writing,” Boyton’s told Making Headline News this week.

Now we know why.

“I wanted to honor him by being a part of the release,” Boyton said. “I felt like he was there with me through the entire process.”

Indeed, he was.


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