I am a writer/research analyst, specializing in Ancient History. I have two novels in the works at the moment. (When writer's block halts one, it's always good to have another to jump into!) I also have a planned outline for an Historical Series, geared to youth, teaching them about the Bronze Age, while entertaining them.
My new release, Angels Wear Lipstick: Based on a True Story .. out now on Smashwords and Amazon! (The second in the series, 'Angels and Their Demons' is scheduled for release on December 31st, 2014)
A young child, thrust into a poverty-stricken and depraved home is catapulted into the life of a child model, in effort to gain money and notoriety. A story of abuse and the will to overcome the odds. Based on a true story.
Born to teen parents in 1964, Katie’s parents treated her like a showpiece – and a punching bag for her resentful mother. Her life revolved around flashing camera bulbs and tyrannical abuse by both her parents. When she was young, Katie was a well-behaved and adorable little girl, but as she got older, she came to understand that hers was not a normal family. Despite suspicion surrounding what took place behind the Pryor’s closed doors, friends, family, and professionals alike remained silent.
Believing that Katie was not his child, her father did the unthinkable in an effort to gain the truth from his wife. Katie never would forgive her mother for her reaction to the molestation, even after her tormentor died in a horrific accident.
Leaving Leda to raise the young teen Katie alone, she became more resentful and violent toward her only child. Katie becomes what would be termed a ‘problem child’ and runs away from home to make her way on the streets of Toronto. Katie makes her way on her own and finds peace – until duty calls her home to care for an invalid mother.
Strong characters and the life-altering events that follow them will keep you riveted to the very last word. Angels Wear Lipstick is the first of a two-part series. The second book will follow the struggles of Katie as she cares for her ailing mother, and her desire to be rid of her mother for good. *Both novels are stand alone, and can be read as separate stories.*