Family Treasons by JL Huffman
$7.95, paperback / $2.99, e-book
Available from www.Amazon.com
Family Treasons is a treatise on the perils of abuse, whether physical, emotional, or sexual, at the hands of a parent, a spouse, or another relative, a one-time event, or an ongoing trial. These events are often publicly labeled as shameless, nameless, and blameless.
While those who perpetrated such evils are not guileless, they certainly dealt with their own demons: a narcissistic personality disorder enmeshed with a bipolar disorder, an obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, alcoholism, and/or polysubstance abuse. This is not to exonerate them but as a recognition of the complex cycle of abuse.
Some of the culprits are pictured: living individuals are not identified; dead souls are acknowledged only by their forenames [parents excepted].
Half of the royalties from Family Treasons will be donated to two Domestic Violence prevention centers.
The author is a former LPN who continued her medical education and is now a retired Trauma Surgeon/ICU doctor. She is a prior medical editor of Northeast Florida Medicine, has articles and book chapters in print in the surgical literature [publish or perish], and has won local, state, and national poetry contests. She is the author of the poetry book, Almanac: The Four Seasons. In addition, she is published in multiple poetry compendiums of the Mad Poets Society [Philadelphia, PA], and of the Moonstone Arts Center [Philadelphia, PA]. You can also find her work in the anthologies: Being A Woman Surgeon: Sixty Women Share Their Stories and High Country Headwaters III [Boone, NC]. She lives a full life as an avid world traveler [she looks forward to resuming her travels after COVID abates] and gardener. The author is exercising her muse and writing in diverse genres: poetry, memoir, and fiction. Recently she has been concentrating on writing haiku and has been widely published.