Survivors of sexual abuse often feel the gut-wrenching pain of being broken, silenced, and isolated. Like a poison, it can consume every area of one’s life, leaving behind a devastation of shame, inner turmoil, and life-long questioning.
As a survivor myself, I write books that not only entertain, but also inspire and empower. Into the Forbidden Forest addresses a very real, very unfortunate, heinous epidemic. The main character – Saca (Say-kuh) – is a hero girls can identify with, and adults can relate to. My goal with this particular series was to share a story that is safe, yet not silent; a book that shows how real life can be, while empowering people of all ages to rise above what we are given.
We cannot change the first chapters of our life, but we can take back the pen and write the rest of our story. – Carissa