I Will Not Be Silent tells the story through a 9 year-old's eyes of physical and mental abuse and a life consumed with fear, anger and denial. She slowly loses her childhood, having to care for her younger siblings and help run the household as her father's continual drinking escalates. Her father's alcoholism spirals out of control and his sanity begins to erode. Her mother finally makes the decision to leave him for the final time, but unfortunately that time brings life-changing consequences to the entire family. The images of that day continue to plague April, but she has made it her mission in life to be a voice to the voiceless, and break the cycle!
This compelling work puts a human face on the problems that go with abuse and addiction. It tells how determination and faith in God can help break the cycle of abuse that continues from generation to generation.
Scheduling speaking engagements now. Please contact me at email@example.com
UPCOMING EVENT: Allen County Public Library Author Fair, November 8, 2014, Noon-3 p.m.
05/07/14 Thank you to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence for having me speak! It was an amazing experience, and I met some inspiring people.
Special thank you's to Elijah Haven Crisis Intervention Center for having me there to share my story for their 2nd annual fund raiser, and Culpeper County Domestic Violence Task Force that flew me to Virginia for their 2013 Vigil. I have been blessed to see a community committed to fighting Domestic Violence that inspired me more than they know.
11/11/11 CHECK OUT my interview with Mitch Kruse, author of Restoration Road. Go to: http://vimeo.com/30876386
It has been an exciting journey the last two years after publishing "I Will Not Be Silent" I am humbled and amazed at all the blessings that have come from a work that continues to help me heal. I appreciate the support and encouragement I have gotten from my readers and Facebook fans. Thanks to all of you! Much love, April
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