coming so soon

By |2017-06-13T20:45:38+00:00January 21st, 2014|2014 Edition, book launch, websites and weblogs|

At long, long last Strong at the Heart is coming out in paperback. Before the actual launch in February, I'm updating this website to a responsive site thanks to the skill and the patience of Tiff Renée at DesignMotif. She's making it possible for you to read this site on cell phone or tablet. Here's [...]

stop the violence radio

By |2017-06-13T20:45:38+00:00December 22nd, 2010|events, media, men and boys|

If you want to hear the voices of real survivors of childhood sexual abuse, talking frankly about what happened to them and how they heal, check this out. Cliff Berkowitz, founder of KHUM in Northern California, DJs an eclectic morning show. For three weeks each November, he uses his show to raise awareness of interpersonal [...]

something you can do

By |2017-06-13T20:45:38+00:00November 4th, 2010|media, men and boys, Uncategorized|

Here's a nifty project that needs the attention of people who want to stop child child sexual abuse, raise awareness of the issue, and support survivors in their healing Dr. Michael Irving has been working on a monument for survivors. His metal sculpture, built on the artwork of survivors, needs to receive votes at the [...]

Japanese edition

By |2010-06-17T17:46:27+00:00June 17th, 2010|awards and honors, books|

Just now I opened a puffy envelope from McMillan, the company that now owns my publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Inside, amazing, four copies of Strong at the Heart in Japanese! This edition has two new interviews, one at the beginning and one at the end of the book. Each is with a young Japanese [...]

tender morsels

By |2017-06-13T20:45:38+00:00May 18th, 2010|books|

If you like to read fantasy, fairy tales and books that honestly address issues that child sexual abuse survivors face, you should not miss Tender Morsels by Australian author Margo Lanagan. Loosely based on the Grimm Brothers fairytale Snow White and Rose Red (which is NOT the Snow White of Disney fame), this young adult [...]

escape from polygamist cult

By |2009-04-27T10:23:02+00:00April 27th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Two new young adult novels deal with teenage girls in polygamist cults. This is right from the headlines stuff, of course. The authors take very different approaches, in ways that are of interest to CSA survivors and anyone who has been exploited by organized groups. The Chosen One, by Carol Lynch Williams (May, 2008) is [...]