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No one should have to wait for bottom or crisis to find their authentic self or purpose. Life is a choice and everyone has to decide what to do with it. In his memoirs of mutual aid, “When the apple falls far from the tree” (published by Balboa Press), beginning author Jill Krzyzanowicz, whose pseudonym is Margo Reilly, takes readers through her journey of self-discovery, healing, and spiritual awakening.

The book is mostly about Reilly and his progression in life. Here she talks about herself “maternal wound” and the lack of education that shaped who she is today. She also shares her experiences of surviving cancer, losing weight and living sober. Each chapter ends with a “gift” – a silver lining that shows the reader what good could come from an unfavorable situation. It is the author’s hope that the reader can connect with this “gift” in their own journey.

“My book is about loving yourself the most”, says Reilly. “I want readers to finish my book and feel empowered to take charge of their lives. Make themselves a priority. Understand that when they put themselves first, everything else falls into place. I want people stop taking life circumstances and those around them so personally Understanding that we are all here on an individual journey in life and it is our duty to focus primarily on our own evolution.

“When the apple falls far from the tree” is the story of an ordinary person who survived extraordinary circumstances.

A local book signing event will be held at the Circle of Light in downtown Fredonia on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Copies will be available for purchase upon signing. They are also available at the Fredonia State Bookstore and online at or

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