Nashville, TN, October 28, 2021 – Authentic Peace is the debut memoir from Anne-Marie Zanzal, M.Div. She takes us through the journey of her awakening that opened her eyes to her sexual orientation. Authentic Peace is for those who feel that something is missing in their lives, and for anyone who feels a longing and is tired of waiting for it to manifest.

This memoir speaks to anyone who is in a transitional life stage, whether leaving a marriage or a relationship or those who are called to reinvent themselves. Anne-Marie’s story lends hope, guidance, and insight to those embarking on the journey to find your true, authentic self and for those seeking the courage to leave the known and familiar, in order to move toward the uncharted. Her memoir covers topics including parenting, parent-child relationships, divorce, grief, racism, politics, spirituality, religion, and more.

She has turned her own experience into a means to help others, including becoming a coming out coach to the later-in-life community, starting online support groups and offering one-on-one support, as well as becoming a voice in print and podcasts for those who are trying to find their true selves later-in-life. Anne-Marie has dedicated her life to building community, being present for those who are grieving a life left behind, and celebrating new beginnings, while shining a light on where self-fulfilled authenticity can lead.

Anne-Marie has recently been featured in Oprah Magazine for her work related to changing your life midlife and for the way she empowers women through the coming out process later in life.

In chapter 26 of Authentic Peace, Anne-Marie shares, “I am searching for words to describe the joy of coming out later in life. Although finding Hope was wonderful, what was equally amazing was finding my later in life people and the LGBTQIA+ community as a member and not an ally. For the very first time in my life, I felt like I belonged. After a lifetime of searching this was revelatory.”

“Authentic Peace: A Story of Courage, Change, Transformation & Hope is a beautifully written memoir. Anne-Marie Zanzal’s writing is brave, raw, and honest. Her story is one of courage to live her life authentically. I found it inspiring and relatable, as I share many of the questions and opinions raised about faith, the church, and the role of women in our society having grown up in the same generation as the author. It’s an emotional and poignant story that takes the reader along her journey to becoming her true self. It is written from the heart. She is an inspiration. I highly recommend this book,” says reader Alyce Delong.

This new book is available on Amazon in paperback or on Kindle. Find the book here on Amazon.

For more information about Anne-Marie Zanzal, her coaching, and the ways she supports the later in life community visit her website:

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