Athens woman’s Amazon best seller draws on life experiences hoping to help others ‘thrive’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ATHENS, Ala. -- You may have heard the saying 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger' or 'only the strong survive.'

A local woman not only survived through trial and tribulation growing up in Athens, but she thrived. And now, she's written a book about her path from struggle to triumph -- and it's hit the Amazon best seller's list.

'Only the Strong Thrive' by April H. Collins, is a book that draws on the author's faith and lessons learned to give readers the momentum to 'choose a good way of living, forgive others, free yourself from mental and physical chains and be happier as a result.'

Her chapters are meant to add layers to strength already within and act as a building block not only for the moment but for life.

Collins will be hosting a book signing party in Athens on Wednesday, October 3. At the Boys and Girls Club on West Washington St., guests can enjoy food, music and a question and answer session. The event lasts from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

You can buy a copy of her book on Amazon.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.