Novel Has Arrived!
I am pleased to announce that my latest book has arrived.
The novel’s title is “Boy in the Barn: Journey of Triumph Over Horrific Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and PTSD.”
It was posted on Amazon earlier this week, and the Kindle is now available for pre-order. The Kindle and paperback will be released and go live on March 01, 2023.
Hi. This is Kurt B. Ellis, an author who self-publishes with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.
This book was based on my life. It begins with my horrible childhood and continues through my remarkable journey of survival and recovery.
It recalls memories, flashbacks, triggers, and struggles to overcome abuse and trauma.
Stay tuned, and let me share more information about my book.
Why Write a Book about Child Abuse?
My experience with childhood sexual abuse began when I was six, and it traumatized me and loomed over me like a dark cloud my entire life.
Since retiring from public work, I embarked on a promise I made myself many years ago.
I have always wanted to share my story. And now that I have time to commit to writing, I began earnestly assembling this book.
You see, boyhood sexual abuse is often overlooked and poorly understood. This is because males are conditioned by society to stay quiet and suffer in silence.
Sexually abused males are a silent minority. It has not been acceptable for males to speak out until the last few years.
But staying quiet and suffering without support or help can lead to additional traumas in the survivor’s life. Not all, but many survivors have many other issues to deal with as a direct result of their sexual abuse.
My writing loosely began in my forties. My EMDR therapist suggested that I journal to help my recovery process.
This journal of memories grew over the years and became the foundation for my book.
This book covers in detail the many horrid memories of my past, the resulting trauma, my fears and anxiety, and my feelings of despair, hopelessness, and low self-worth.
It details how I struggled to overcome my demons and pull myself out of my quagmire of depression.
It illustrates how childhood sexual abuse follows throughout life: affecting choices, decisions, religion, marriage, divorce, career, and so on.
Knowing that I survived my ordeal and became a valued contributor to society proves that one can overcome abuse and trauma. I’m not saying this was easy, but I still managed to thrive regardless of how bad things were.
And if I can do this, you can too!
It is my sincere hope that this novel will provide inspiration and support to other sexually abused people or those who were suppressed by events in life beyond their control.
If I can reach at least one sexually abused person, I feel I will have met my goal.
Advanced Reviewers are Needed
Advanced Reviewers are now needed for my abuse book. Therefore, I will use the month of February to solicit ARC reviewers.
And in exchange for an honest review and rating on Amazon.com, I will give you a free copy of my book.
For all you eager readers, please use this link to sign up for my Advanced Review team now! https://wp.me/PdTJSB-1H2
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