Coming Soon: A memoir of the scourge of domestic violence, one woman’s story. I received a message one day from a woman that said: “Will you tell my story?” I’m a children’s book writer but I also keep a WordPress blog and write a health column for a local newspaper. I had recently completed a series on sexual assaults and domestic violence, and the woman saw them. This subject is a blight on society worldwide and it’s erradication does not seem to be on the horizon anytime soon, unfortunately. I readily agreed.
My book is not only a true story of a woman’s painful journey but a trip through the psyches of victims and abusers. I included information on how to identify abberant behavior and what might cause it, including genetic components. There is information on various medical problems that are noted in the book for both the survivor and her abuser. Toxic love, childhood abuse, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and infidelity merge to create a gripping reading experience. The education, encouragement and help it provides offers hope that a person can transition from victim to survivor. It is scheduled to be released in September 2020 by Blue Heron Book Works in Allentown, Pennsylvania and will be available on Amazon as well as other online outlets.