Join Kimberly Cheryl, author of the self-help sexual abuse book, Shattered Reality (CreateSpace, August ’08), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in March on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion!
Kimberly Cheryl is a master public speaker, successful sales person, business owner and author of three novels. In addition to writing her own books, she contributes articles to various magazines and news columns.
After a school career that included years of failed chemistry classes that began too early in the morning, she switched from a pre-med career to one of business administration. She graduated with an MBA and, later, a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.
Born into a family of readers, Kimberly had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. Therefore, after a major life altering auto accident, the need for back surgery, a long recovery period, no respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate, she decided to pull out a pencil and notebook and began to write about her experiences and share some of the knowledge she had gained throughout her career.
Kimberly lives happily in Missouri with her amazing husband, two spirited children and a “zoo” of animals including a Newfoundland, three cats and a rabbit. She enjoys traveling, swimming and reading.
For more information please visit http://www.kimberlycheryl.com/
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book for review. Shattered Reality is a courageous look at a mothers journey, moreover a families journey to find peace after the sexual assault of her daughter by a beloved uncle.
Her story chronicles not only the events that led to the abuse, but also highlights the wide range of emotions experienced by all parties involved. I believe it’s the sharing of those emotions and the positive steps used to deal with them that will be most helpful to others reading this book looking for answers for their own journey. It takes great courage to even talk about abuse, much less to share your story in print, and for that I applaud Kimberly Cheryl.
Hopefully others will find the strength they need to get the answers that will bring them peace in their lives.
A wonderful read for all parents, teachers, counselors…we need to open our eyes to child sexual assault and help put a stop to this silent epidemic. The sexual abuse of a child creates a devastating family crisis. Parents want to know what to do and say to help their child but they also want to know how to respond to and heal their own emotional turmoil. As a parent, you need to know it’s okay and natural to act with disbelief and denial. This is my story, a mother’s story, about the abuse of my daughter and my struggles to overcome. I thought I could trust my family members. I thought I knew and could trust the legal system. I was wrong. As a parent, I couldn’t find help for ME…what to expect on this journey with my daughter and her recovery. I didn’t know how much pain I would suffer as well. This is my story and my struggle toward recovery. Somehow, some way, I hope it gives you hope for your journey as well.
SHATTERED REALITY VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR ’09 will officially begin on March 2 and end on March 31. You can visit Kimberly’s blog stops at http://www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/ in March to find out more about this great book and talented author!
As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors’ blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available.