It’s the end of September, and the beginning of my dream.
Pieces of Me:Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters has found itself a home with some readers around the globe already. Thank you so much for that, and thank you also to those of who’ve reviewed it on Amazon or Goodreads. It is truly a gift.
In the past two weeks, I’ve been interviewed for television with Tracy Sinclare at KTUU in Alaska and enjoyed speaking with Lori Townsend at Alaska Public Radio Network.
Buzzfeed included Pieces of Me in their Five Memoirs that Remind Us of the Meaning of Family and the Culturalist named it in the Top 10 Inspirational Books to Take on Your Next Journey.
Books by Women kindly published an essay I wrote about the journey to becoming an author,
None of these things would be possible without the work of Sparkpoint Studio and a receptive writing community, social media shares by family and friends, and the local community around me.
My memoir has had a promising start. And I hope it will continue to start important conversations about domestic violence.
I timed the actual book release and upcoming launch carefully. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the US, a chance to shine the light on a problem that impacts all of us, directly or indirectly. It’s a chance for victim-serving agencies to connect with the community. I’m proud to be involved and I hope you will do the same.
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It was well over 20 years ago when I grabbed up my little girls and found safety at an overcrowded dormitory-style battered women’s shelter. Back then, I dreamed of safety. Then of getting my own place. Having mattresses to sleep on. Getting off food stamps. I’ve been so very fortunate that all of those dreams came true, and many more for both me and my daughters.
But there are a lot of other victims who need help. Offenders who need support and accountability to change. Children who need hope.
Before dreams can come true, the nightmares must end. All of us can make a difference.
Thanks always for stopping by. Next month, I’ll have at least one advocate serving domestic violence victims as my guest.