Author Casi McLean’s powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly, Confessions of a Recovering Jerk-Magnet, unveils a true story of hope and inspiration. In her compelling manuscript, Casi discovers an elusive secret past––and changes her future. Her mother’s ominous warning about her mysterious birth father haunts her: “He’s the kind of man who pulls wings off of butterflies.” Eerie dreams of a faceless man combine with repeated failed relationships to propel her through a portal in time on the roller coaster ride of her life. When she stumbles upon sinister secrets, Casi confronts dark shadows lurking in her soul that hold her captive in psychological bondage. As the mystery of her mother’s metaphor unravels, she realizes that to save her future, she must find the power to destroy the wall of fear, betrayal and deception that looms large and foreboding over her life. Casi’s fresh approach and expressive style will engage any individual who has lost sight of their dreams, and her saga promises to touch hearts for years to come.
About Casi McLean
Originally from McLean, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., Casi relocated to Atlanta after graduating from the University of Georgia. She has always been fascinated with the written word and taught English, creative writing, and drama for several years. The life-altering search for her biological father revealed secrets and lies in her past that rekindled her passion for writing and inspired her captivating memoir. Now, the mother of two grown sons, she lives in Atlanta where she is a motivational speaker and writer focused on educating and empowering others to let go of the past, find their own passion, and pursue their dreams.
Casi’s Success Tips
You can’t more forward with one foot stuck in the past.
Remembering your childhood dreams may help you find your passion.
The greatest thing about dreams is they don’t expire. They can lay dormant for years and when you pull them out and dust them off, they shine like new.
When you let go of past pain, believe in yourself, and follow your dreams—you can find true happiness!
Casi’s Favorite Quote
When you have come to the edge of all light that you know, and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. ~Patrick Overton
Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can’t, you’re absolutely right. ~Henry Ford
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