Cover Reveal for Under the Bed Across the World by Rose Candis

Under The Bed Across the World
by Rose Candis
Expected Pub: September 2013

Under the Bed Across the World, Rose’s poignant account of her journey
from incest and addiction into recovery, is both tragic and humorous. Her
account of how her sexually abusive Jewish father divided her loyalty
between him, her mother, and herself provides a microcosm for how sexual
abuse and addiction destroy the human family. By confronting her past,
Rose sheds her loyalty to her abusive relatives and creates her own unique
family unit through international adoption. The memoir raises the
question: Can contentment be found after departure from the quagmire of
toxicity?

Author Bio:
Rose Candis, born August 8, 1966, grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky. At
age twenty-three, she began her personal recovery from addiction and
childhood incest. Inspired by her own journey, she entered graduate school
to become a psychotherapist. Currently in private practice, Rose feels
honored to have been able to help individuals and families recover from
eating disorders and trauma since 2002.

Rose’s articles about healthy eating were published monthly in a local
woman’s magazine. She has appeared on several local radio shows as an
expert on eating disorders. Her first book *Under the Bed Across the
World,* a memoir, takes the reader on a journey from the author’s abuse,
into recovery, where she emerges as a adoptive mother of Erica, an orphan
from China. Her quest to help her daughter clear up unanswered questions
about her past leads her on a journey back to China, the focus of her
upcoming book *The Black Pearl. *

In a search for Erica’s birth parents, Rose’s research trip to China with
Lan Stuy, yields the discovery that her daughter had been bought and sold
as an infant, commonly known as trafficked, in the relinquishment process.
Rose’s shock that the information she had been given years ago about her
daughter’s history were fabricated led this mother to take on a role as
truth teller and advocate for transparent adoptions. Upon her return, July 2011,

Rose was interviewed by NBC News. Her story about her trip and its aftermath

was published in *The New York* *Times*,

September 2011*, The Atlantic* 2011, and *The Pulitzer Center for
Crisis Reporting*, October 2011. Rose met in Washington DC, May 2012,
with The Executive Congressional Commission on China to discuss her
findings of trafficking in the Chinese adoption process. Her effort to urge
the Commission to expose the information to help children who sought
credible information about their origin resulted in a second meeting with
the Commission, October 2012. Rose lobbied on Capitol Hill, May 2012
meeting with fifteen Congressional Offices in an attempt to amend the
Trafficking Victims Protection Act to include the buying and selling of
children for purposes of international Adoption in the definition of child
trafficking.

Rose enjoys every moment playing with her daughter and watching her do
gymnastics. She travels the path of intimacy and blending families with
Patrick, her partner of six years. Walking, yoga, church, travel, biking,
and meditation bring grounding to her full life. Rose’s love for her
daughter, personal healing journey, clinical experience and spiritual
guidance are the catalyst for her continued commitment to helping the
universe heal one person at a time.
Under the Bed Across The World
by Rose Candis

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