Hiding from the Monster in Our House

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As a child, when you’ve seen abuse, how do you form opinions about relationships?

When you see your father or mother fall out of love with each other, what does that mean?

When you have to hide, so the rage of a parent doesn’t fall on you, how did you detach and plan your escape?

Shadow Heart, the first novel in the Broken Bottles Series, examines a Love Story, as the child of an alcoholic tries to ...

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How I prayed when my father raged

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We all handle fear differently.

When we grow up in a family battling addiction, we cross our fingers (sometimes our toes) and hope for the best every day. We never knew what we going to get when my father came home, or when we came home.  This is how Shadow Heart Opens.

I always prayed the same way at night: “Now I lay me down to

sleep. I pray the lord my soul to keep. If I die before I wake, I pray

the ...

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WHY RE-RELEASE A BOOK?

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WHY GO TO ALL THE TROUBLE TO REWORK A BOOK, AFTER PAYING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO EDITORS, PROMOTION SITES, FORMATTERS, DESIGNERS, AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN THE BUSINESS?

BECAUSE READERS ASKED FOR IT.

WILL I EVER RE-RELEASE ANOTHER BOOK IF FEEDBACK TELLS ME I SHOULD CONSIDER IT? YES, BUT THIS BOOK, SHADOW HEART, IS DONE, FINISHED, AND THAT’S IT.

First I want to say thank you to all the readers, both with positive and negative comments, who gave me constructive feedback. To have ...

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Intimacy, Love, Writing, Analyzing, Releasing, Constant Turmoil

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When you work on a project as I have for four years (a drop in the bucket compared to other authors), you carefully release your first baby.

I am taking a different approach to writing about growing in a family that tried to survive the best we could, an alcoholic father, husband, who sometimes raged, and for many years, all I could remember of him was passed out in his chair or in bed (after the screaming ...

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A Child of Alcoholism Writes a Poem

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Nicky Young is a child of alcoholism who doesn’t know how to have deep relationships. She has friends, she’s paved her way to college, and will escape her nightmare soon, but opening herself to be vulnerable and truly feel and reach for intimacy . . . she has no clue. She often uses her journals to write poetry.  This is one of her poems.will escape her nightmare soon, but opening herself to be vulnerable and truly feel and reach ...

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