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Gresham author earns accolades

Leila Rae Sommerfeld, author of "Beyond Our Control: Restructuring Your Life after Sexual Assault" (Kregel), received first-place recognition in the published nonfiction category of the Oregon Christian Writers’ Cascade Writer’s Contest.

She was also a finalist with her novel, "Beyond the Bridge of Time" (Pleasant Word), in the published young adult category.

Sommerfeld is offering healing workshops that began Sept. 18 based on material from "Beyond Out Control." For more information, visit leilarae.com.

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