Tomorrow, I will be posting a link to an interview for my first self published novel, which will be airing tomorrow at midnight. Here is a little bit about Just Beneath the Surface I:
Kendall, a mother of two, leaves a somewhat rocky relationship after fourteen years. She soon finds herself involved with a shy, quirky, quiet man, who eventually becomes quite unpredictable, as well as abusive. Meanwhile, her teenage daughter, Diamond, becomes involved with an obsessive teacher’s aide.
I spent alot of time researching misconceptions. Here is an insightful piece of information:
Myth: Some people deserve to be abused; they are responsible for the violence because they know how to provoke it.
Truth: No one deserves to be abused. The only person responsible for the abuse is the abuser. Physical violence, even among family members, is wrong and against the law.
Myth: If the victim didn’t like it, she would leave.
Truth: There are many reasons why women may not leave, including fear for herself, her children and even pets. Not leaving does not mean that the situation is okay or that the victim wants to be abused. The most dangerous time for a woman who is being abused is when she tries to leave.
As I wrote Just Beneath the Surface, the ‘myths’ weighed heavy on my heart. The things being said were heart breaking; comments about the victims of domestic violence being ‘weak’, or even asking for the situation by staying. I wanted more than anything to give a relatable voice to characters who are indeed fictional, but who are not much different from you or I.
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Have a blessed evening!