The Well-Armored Child – FLASH SALE!

    THE WELL-ARMORED CHILD – the book that is being hailed as the “definitive child safety manual” – is on sale for only 99 cents (YAY!) for the Kindle and Nook. You can get the Kindle version here. The Nook version is available by clicking here. In the book, you can learn age-specific tools and strategies to […]

The Power of Responsibility is yours …

For free on Amazon, that is! The Power of Responsibility: Six Decisions That Will Help You Take Back Happiness and Create Unlimited Success—based on my TEDxPasadenaWomen talk—is now available. And the best part is that it’s free! Download it here. This short (under 2-hour) read blossomed from how I learned to use the power of responsibility […]

The wait is over!

The Well-Armored Child is here and available for purchase!     It’s been a long wait, but the day has come. Click here to purchase what reviewers are calling “smart and well-written” and “the most important parenting book you will ever own.” The Well-Armored Child gives parents the tools and strategies to understand how predators […]

Goodreads Signed Book Giveaway!

The Well-Armored Child: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Sexual Abuse is ALMOST HERE! Enter NOW by clicking the link below or visiting Goodreads to win your free signed copy. Well … the contest starts April 12 and closes the day the book is released: September 15. So be sure to enter on August 12. Spread […]

Book Review: How to Start a Fire

  Relationships are brutal, honest, naked, and charged—few more so than those between women who are brave enough to trust each other beyond small talk and social niceties. Lisa Lutz (author of The Spellman series) in her latest novel HOW TO START A FIRE, creates a complex and page-turning saga of three women—imperfect and completely human—as […]

A question about adult victims

I am currently reading SPLIT: A CHILD, A PRIEST AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by my friend Mary Dispenza. Abuse memoirs are usually a tough read, but Mary discusses her life with grace and respect—very similar to the way she lives her life. While I am not done with the book, something struck me at the […]

Book Announcement

THE WELL-ARMORED CHILD: A PARENTS’ GUIDE TO PREVENTING ABUSE has found a home (before it ends up in your home and the homes of all of your friends). The manuscript has been accepted by the Greenleaf Book Group and will be published under the River Grove imprint. Expect to see the book on Amazon and […]

Review: A Diary of Disconnect

Book Review: The Vatican Diaries: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church; by John Thavis. Penguin Books A year after the hardcover publication of The Vatican Diaries (a book whose hardcover release date coincided with the resignation of Pope Benedict XXIII XVI and the election […]