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Grateful Steps Secret

I HAVE A SECRET – Grateful Steps Foundation New Arrival

Grateful Steps Publishing House is pleased to announce the arrival of I Have a Secret, a new book by Asheville author, Andrew Barnett. I Have a Secret honors the struggle of children who have felt they must not tell others about the abuse that has been done to them by adults.

There are times when people do things to each other that they shouldn’t do. There are times when adults do things to children that they shouldn’t do. These terrible things happen to many children every day.

This book is not pressuring the children to do anything or to think differently. It is not encouraging others to blame the children for the way they have handled it. It is here to honor and respect the pain of what happened and the pain of keeping what happened a secret. When children are honored and respected in such pain, they have received their first invitation toward healing and wholeness.

This book is the third volume in the Child-Centered Book Series focused on respecting children,

and witnessing them in their difficult experiences.

Andrew Barnett, LCMHC is a child therapist from Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in providing play therapy for children of all ages. Andrew has carried more secrets in this life than he would have preferred. He is grateful for the people he knows and loves who have listened to and been able to support him with the things he has felt he had to remain silent about. For more of Andrew Barnett’s work, go to

Andrea Fietta is an artist who lives and works in Uspallata, Argentina. To check out more of Andrea’s work, you can find her on Instagram at the handle andrea.fietta. Andrea can also be reached at [email protected].

The author is available for interviews, as well as book signings, programs and readings. I Have a Secret is published by Grateful Steps, an Asheville-based traditional, independent, non-profit publisher. The book can be purchased at the Grateful Steps Bookshop and other area bookstores. It may also be obtained online at and at and For more information about the book or its author, please visit or call Grateful Steps, 828-277-0998.

Meet the author at his book launch when social distancing is further relaxed. We will announce the location, date and time. Refreshments and beverages will be provided at this free event.

GratefulSteps 1Contact: Micki Cabaniss Eutsler

Phone: (828) 277-0998



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