Meet Tyeshia Clinton, Author of “ Something in the Past “
About the Author: Tyeshia Clinton was born and raised in the ghettoes and projects of Chicago, Illinois. As an adult, she moved to Dayton, Ohio, to work in the automotive industry. This is her first book.
Something in the Past is about Jackie, an ex prostituting, crack headed schizophrenic’s struggle to become a productive member of society after being released from prison.
Jackie’s life has not been an easy one. Growing up on the west side of Chicago is hard, and her life has been harder than most. The decisions she made just to survive were brutal, but they only made her survival all the more difficult to bear.
Life turned Jackie into a crack-smoking predator who hunted her tricks down for money. Her life seemed destined for disaster, but she had no way of knowing that being sent to the state penitentiary would actually save her life.
Once in prison, she worked hard to turn her life around so she might have the hope of a better life on the outside. Now released, she finds everything could come tumbling down around her, thanks to a simple mistake. Frustrated and afraid, she makes another bad decision; she might as well turn back into the person she was before her arrest. After all, inside, she had a job, a bed, and three solid meals. Outside, she has fifty bucks and no hope.
Now, the daughters she abandoned years ago may re-enter her life-not something she wants to see realized. Can she overcome the mistakes of her past-or even avoid the mistakes of her present?
Jackie knows that some of the paths we walk down in life aren’t chosen.