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Monday, April 26, 2010

Scene 1; Act 3: Guest Author & Blogger Cissy Hunt

This week, I am proud to present, as part of the Virtual Book Tour, Ms. Cissy Hunt, noted author, poet and minister.
ABOUT ME

My husband and I live in the beautiful Ozark Mountains with our two small dogs and two cats, where we love to fish and work in our yard.

I have been an ordained minister since August of 2007. I am called to minister to hurting women who carry the emotional scars of domestic abuse.

For as long as I can remember I have always loved to write. When I couldn't express myself verbally, one only had to hand me a pen and paper and out would flow my thoughts.

I have written poetry most of my life and now my life-long dream has come true. I have written a book.

My book, A Rose Blooms Among the Thorns, is the story of a woman's journey from domestic abuse, through healing, to forgiveness.

Her newest book, A Rose Blooms Among the Thorns at this time is for sale on the publisher's website at Publish America.


A Rose Blooms Among the Thorns


Or at Amazon.com by clicking on the following link:

A Rose Blooms Among the Thorns

Please be sure to visit her website: http://cissyh.webs.com/
and leave a comment about her posting.

And now, without further ado, I present Ms. Cissy Hunt...

What inspired the book:

What inspired me to write this book is the subject matter it covers, domestic violence. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.

Did you know?

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.

85% of domestic violence victims are women.

Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.

Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.

Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

Even though A Rose Blooms Among the Thorns is a fictional book it is taken from my own life experiences. I choose to make it fiction rather than non-fiction because I wanted every woman that has gone through domestic violance to be able to relate to it. I didn't want them to just read about another woman who experience domestic violance. I want them to know that another man is not the answer that healing is their answer. Jumping into another relationship after domestic violence without healing 90% of the time leads to another abusive relationship. Yet, if they take the time to heal then they can find a new life that does not include domestic violence.

I would like to leave you with this exert from my book.

“Terri never made it to true womanhood for she was only nineteen years old when she died. She will never know what it means to be a mother or a grandmother because her life was devalued so greatly by her abuser that it meant nothing to him to take it. Her life was snuffed out instantly with no thought of remorse because her life wasn’t her own; it had been taken from her. She had become property not a human being."

Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control another. Do you know that every nine seconds a woman is assulted and battered in this country, and 5.3 million women are abused each year, and that Domestic Violence is the single major cause of injury to women, more than muggings and car accidents combined. Fifty percent of all women murdered in the United States are killed by a spouse or an intamate partner. Also, over 500,000 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year. An average of about four women per day dies because of domestic violence. So you see on the day Terri died at the hands of her abuser so did three other women. Three other families in this country lost a mother, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, or a niece. Terri Carter is not the first nor will she be the last this town will gather together in mouring over. I wish she would be the last, I pray she would be, but until this community starts changing and becoming aware of domestic violence; there will be more victims likeTerri.

Think about it! The next service could even be held for one of your family members…maybe even one of your daughters.”

My website is http://cissyh.webs.com
Please let me know if you need any more information

Cissy
Have a wonderful blessed day

1 comment:

  1. Good blog article, I think there are a lot of women in abusive relationships that don't even realize it. Some see controlling, obsessiveness as loving attention, instead of what it really is, the start of an abusive relationship.
    Hopefully your book will help women to see and free themselves of these abusers.
    A. Lightbourne http://alightbourne.netau.net/

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