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A Little Girl. A Memoir. A Tale of Survival.

"My Real Mother is a triumph.” 

-Jennie Louwes Reedsy Discovery

A little girl with a vast imagination… abandoned. 

A beautiful story without happy endings.

What do you do when the person who is supposed to love you most in the world, leaves?


Desperate to understand why her mother left, Tina Katamay explores the past through her mother’s eyes. Discovering a life where war, mental illness, and substance abuse causes lives to unravel and dreams to be put aside.


This story is a work of nonfiction, with the fractures creatively painted in by that abandoned little girl that still resides deep within. 

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Tina N Katamay

Greetings from Author,
Tina Katamay

Welcome new friends! In my heart, I have always been a storyteller who dreamed of one day sharing my stories with the world. With the release of my debut book, “My Real Mother,” my dream has become a reality. I poured my heart and soul into these pages and as I sit here, staring at my creation, I am humbled and grateful. Thank you for being a part of my journey from understanding to compassion and forgiveness. 

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"My Real Mother is a treasure within the creative nonfiction space and a must-read."

Jennie Louwes Reedsy Discovery

"Inspirational, heartwarming… a compelling story!"

Dr. Keith Bound

"This is a must-read for all the strong women who have picked themselves up and conquered life's challenges!"  

Sandra Jude

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