Author Debbie Maddigan (left) and Chilliwack resident Laura Gilbert share a laugh together. There will be a book signing for Maddigan's book on Gilbert

Author Debbie Maddigan (left) and Chilliwack resident Laura Gilbert share a laugh together. There will be a book signing for Maddigan's book on Gilbert

Book-signing Saturday in Chilliwack for Squeaks

Get the story of A Girl Called Squeaks, at the Coles book signing Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. at Cottonwood Mall

Chilliwack resident Laura Gilbert was nicknamed “Squeaks” as a girl, and the fast-paced biography of her life, A Little Girl Called Squeaks was written by her friend, Debbie Maddigan.

Neglect. Violence. Addiction. Abuse. All of these figured prominently in her early life which took her from Princeton and Penticton to Vancouver’s downtown eastside.

The book is also an incredible story of survival, chronicling Gilbert’s journey to sobriety, and stability. Making it through was made possible with the help of what she calls “God shots.”

Gilbert and Maddigan met when Maddigan was a pastor several years ago. Gilbert had a counsellor who suggested she write a book about her life, and writing a book had always been on Maddigan’s bucket list, and voila, the book project was born.

The public is invited to join Gilbert at the book signing event at Coles in Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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