Publisher: Self-Published at CreateSpace
Release Date: November 7, 2013
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Inspired by her own experiences, Kerry Connelly bravely takes us on a journey into the loneliness and despair of depression while in the midst of an emotionally abusive relationship.
Having had anxieties since childhood, nothing was to prepare her for the violent convulsions and hours of un-controllable sobbing that had started to take over her life, as the stress and trauma of psychological abuse manifested itself in the form of major depressive disorder, sever panic disorder and anxiety with ocd.
Shaken is the story of one woman’s journey with deteriorating mental health while under the control of an emotional abuser. It serves to acknowledge that any form of psychological abuse at any severity is unacceptable and shows just how quickly the trauma of such can give birth to a variety of mental health issues.
Separated by sections of comprehensive reference and checklist material to inform readers about the signs of emotional abuse and depression, as well as sections of advice and help for friends as well as sufferers, Shaken digs deep into the heart of a woman who hopes to dispel the ignorance and lack of understanding regarding both issues by using her own experiences as an example.
A stark, honest and well written read from the pen of an emotional abuse survivor.
A naturally gifted writer, Kerry found her way back to the love of writing after having worked in radio, retail management and casual journalism. Her first title 'Observation City' was published in February 2013 and is a relatable and humourous book on life and human behaviour. (View reviews and book links for more information.) Having had anxieties since childhood, Kerry has always been a firm believer in the importance, understanding and support of those with vairying forms of mental illness. Her upcoming title 'Shaken: A story of emotional abuse and depression' is inspired by her own story with the topics and serves not only as an inspiring read, but as a self help book of sorts for those who may find themselves in the midst and confusion of an emotionally abusive situation, or the loneliness of depression. Enjoying dual roles as an author and education assistant, another of Kerry's passions lies in the teaching, compassion, understanding and support of early education primary school students. Being an avid reader and also having studied film and television in her career, Kerry is a big movie buff, a lover of classics, musicals and dramas especially. She also loves to enjoy a well crafted television show and reading non-fiction and memoirs.
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Release Day - November 7
- 7pm EST
November 1 - Intro at VBT Café Blog
November 2 - Guest Blogging at Brooke Blogs
November 4 - Spotlight at Rose & Beps Blog
November 4 - Spotlight at Bikers With Books
November 6 - Spotlight at Deal Sharing Aunt
November 7 - Release Day Party on Facebook
November 8 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books
November 13 - Guest Blogging at Mass Musings
November 14 - Spotlight at Sun Mountain Reviews
November 16 - Spotlight at 4 Covert 2 Overt
November 17 - Spotlight at BK Walker Books Etc.
November 20 - Guest Blogging at Into The Land of Books
November 21 - Interviewed at The Avid Reader