International Widows Day 

Paperback Release:

 June 23, 2023

About The Contributing Author

Curtis E. Pulliam, Jr.

Curtis Pulliam is someone who has truly embraced the challenges that life has thrown his way. In 2011, at the age of 35, Curtis became a widower and single father overnight, raising three young sons on his own; 7 year old Miles, 5 year old Mason, and 3 month old Michael. Over the past 12 years, Curtis has navigated the trials and triumphs of single fatherhood while also excelling in his career as a technology professional.

Through it all, Curtis has remained passionate about giving back to his community, particularly underrepresented youth. He has dedicated himself to helping youth gain access to mental health services, higher education opportunities, and mentorship. Curtis believes that every child deserves the chance to achieve their dreams, regardless of their background or circumstances. 

Today, Curtis resides in Richmond, Virginia, has happily blended his family with his new wife and their combined 6 children. While he works full-time as an IT professional, Curtis loves to play golf, attend sporting events, and volunteer with various non-profit organizations that support our youth. Curtis is an inspiration to many, demonstrating that anything is possible with perseverance, love, and a strong support system.

About The Anthology

..It was common for strangers to come up to me and the kids and make comments like “Where is mom? It seems like dad has his hands full.” This caused me to feel like the worst father in the world because I got to the point where I hated going out in public alone with my kids...

- Excerpt, Chapter : Against All Odds...

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