1. Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Please consider watching, liking, and posting TODAY about Tomorrow! Social media, email, text! It’s the final day the film will be available online for free to honor Child Abuse Prevention Month (April)! Let’s help raise awareness and remove shame. Tomorrow (with Epilogue):
  2. Congress Votes to Strengthen Measures Against Online Child Sexual Exploitation

    By Rob Pegoraro A bipartisan bill targeted at child safety online—not nebulous anxiety over what social media is doing to kids’ brains , but the real and gruesome problem of sexual abuse of children—is headed to President Biden’s desk. The House passed the REPORT Act (short for “Rev
  3. It's Celebrate Exchange Day | March 27th, 2024

    The National Exchange Club is celebrated today, on the anniversary of the founding of the first local Exchange Club, in Detroit, Michigan, in 1911. The second club was formed two years later in Toledo, Ohio. Two more clubs were formed—in Grand Rapids and Cleveland—and the Nationa
  4. Adrian Jones: Kansas to pay $1M in suit over negligence in 7-year-old's torture death at parents' home

    By Jenny Anna Mathew If you or someone you know may be the victim of child abuse, please contact the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453) or contact their live chat services. KANSAS: The state of Kansas has agreed to a $1 million settlement to
  5. The Power of the Written Word

    Regardless of genre, several of my stories present a protagonist forced to confront repressed pain in order to overcome it and move on. As its heart, Testing the Prisoner is about the trauma suffered by victims of child abuse and the emotional damage they carry into adulthood. I'v
  6. Fiction as an Educational Tool

    Once again, my gratitude to Angel Ackerman for her latest blog post discussing my novel, Testing the Prisoner. Topics like child abuse and domestic violence are uncomfortable to discuss, but isn't the job of good fiction to tackle difficult themes? #horrorbooks #paranormalbooks #g
  7. Don't Let Your Traumas Eat You Alive

    My sincere gratitude to Angel Ackerman--writer, journalist, publisher, and president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group--for her praising and insightful review of Testing the Prisoner on Amazon and Goodreads. She's a tough critic so this one filled my heart. #horrorbooks #
  8. Five Star review for Testing the Prisoner!

    Running a book giveaway is no guarantee that any of the winners will leave a review, but when it happens within two weeks after the giveaway ends, it's wonderful. Thank you to Sheri Wilkinson for her five-star Goodreads (and LibraryThing) review of Testing the Prisoner (second ed
  9. American Book Fest Finalist - Testing the Prisoner

    I'm excited to announce that my novel, Testing the Prisoner, was a finalist in American Book Fest's 2023 Best Book Awards in the Horror category! Click here for more info on the book . Click here for more info on American Book Fest , now in their 20th year. Click here for full list o