Well, the money ran out. We drained the last of funds from sales of “The Boy” and put them into this (the 2nd load of 2):
We managed to get the above with the last $35 in the book’s account with help from a friend (a real man) who manages these kinds of things for us, including the publication & help writing “the Boy”. He’s a real hero in my mind, and oversees everything (at no charge!) to make sure everything is “fair” – plus it frees MY mind to wander and roam where it will. He keeps telling me I need to get to work on the next installment of “The Boy, Part Two” in which Jeffery moves towards healing and we follow him while he’s growing up. But here’s the thing:
In TWO years of sales, maybe a little bit more, this book has only raised about $50, and some of it is from my friend. Not much, judging from sales. BUT IT IS A GOOD BOOK. Everyone who has read it says so – a “wonderful book” and a “marvelous story”. One reviewer of the early version said they wished they could “savor forever like a chocolate”. I know we’re re-reading it – and am discovering things again. It’s some fine writing though there is an occasional typo. (That’s the result of having too few eyes on it (his and mine). Lots of symbols & innuendos, and double meanings, triple sometimes, and I get the references to all kinds of things – both said & unsaid in the novel. I know by the time I got to Chapter 5 I was hooked again. I couldn’t put it down. If YOU can put it down on past Chapter 5 there must be something wrong with you. It’s got plenty good turns of phrase, hidden meanings, a twisted plot from hell, and WHILE talks about childhood rape and a vicious childhood beating (one reader said it was so bad she was tempted to throw the book against the wall – but couldn’t because it was too fascinating, and her concern for Jeff the child). It’s tastefully done, though, not like many OTHER child abuse books where the author seems intent on only horrifying you. THIS is about the STORY of two human beings who fall in love, and one other who’s gone insane. Sure, it has it’s moments, but it’s not “rough”. It’s mostly a crime and human interest, novel with lots of romantic/dramatic twists thrown in.
Anyway . . . IF you LOVE a good novel that builds to a crescendo (trust me, by the time you get to Chp. 6 you’re gonna hearing the cymbals!) – and keeps you there on “the ride of your life” (in terms of a novel) and one that readers say will endear you to the characters (“They’re so real!” other readers have said) – then you’re gonna wanna read this book. May I suggest you get the hard copy as that’s where the money is at? The money that comes in from ‘donations” in the form of a royalty check from Amazon? Plus it would look handsome with that cover on anyone’s nice shelf. It’s nice art, and symbolic of anyone who is healing from abuse – a man & his kid (his inner being) taking a walk down a road to a brighter day . . . If you can’t get the hardcopy (Amazon sends about $6 for every one sold) there is an older e-Book version available here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004T3IVKK. I think I get about .30 cents off that, if that much. Last time I checked it was .12 cents. Not much, and not enough to get a stuffed animal for some kids.
That’s about all, folks. The toys shown above – again, may I stress my friend & I & some other folks are stretching every dollar, plus throwing some in ourselves? (For example I’ve got one doing all the cleaning & bagging & tagging & delivering to the cop stations – money from his own pocket plus I made him buy his own books for himself – 3 if I recall, not that he was unhappy to do it!) ALL the money from this book goes to this one thing: buying “comfort items for kids” for cops to give to them when they pick them up from a domestic violence situation, or one that’s been abusive, or when they find some kid or young child in trouble. We ARE doing a good thing, I think, and it IS a rather damn fine book with lots of really good writing.
So far we’ve made ONE donation to the Grovetown Georgia Police last week if you want to call & verify donations are being made – that I (and we) are telling the truth. This ain’t no scam, just straight up as I can get it and keep it. As you can see from the above we have some more donations coming up. Currently we are researchingthe most poor police stations in the CSRA Georgia area. IF you care and want to read a damn good book about human interest, child abuse, Southern law & racial prejudice, crime and drama; a love story built in; a child’s love & the love of his father; understanding child molesters and DID victims, or are wanting to see how one is made, or created, or how a sexually groomed child wants and thinks and why – then this is the book for you. Rich and gorgeously carved from the South – the swamps, the heat of the cities, and the little small towns; political corruption, dark family ties, and tightly woven plots, sub-plots, & cliff hangers . . .
Then this book, “The Boy“, is for you. Try it and buy one. I think you’ll find it a treasure chest of . . . LIVING. Life. Living with a DID person. BEING DID, or an abused child, or a groomed one, or even the horror that abuses them. It’s all in there. Two people’s lives intertwined; intertwining; magic & ghosts, police & the law, wrong assumptions & wild goose chases; dramatic encounters, and a scene that will leave you breathless – if not one, then at least two or three more.
Give it a buy & do it for the kids, if nothing else. The bank account supported by this is cleaned out & it’s time to refill it again so we can do some more good work done for kids. Have a heart, read this book if no other, and help a lot of folks out. After all: this is helps build better police relations and warms a lot of little innocent hearts.
“The Boy” fits the following genre’s
Criminal Law (fictionized)
Wilderness Survival Story
and covers the following topics:
Sexual Child Abuse
Mental & Emotional Child Abuse
How A Child Abuse Victim Thinks
How A Sexually Groomed Child Thinks & Rationalizes
The Effects of Verbal Abuse on a Child
How Sexual Abuse Affects a Child (Flinching Reflex, Heightened / False Sexual Alertness & Concepts)
DID & Its Effects – Seen from the Inside A Matured System
BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder) – Seen from the Inside (protagonist)
A Developing Schizophrenic Episode (antagonist) seen from the inside
Understanding the Mind of a Child Abuser / Molester: seen from the inside (antagonist)
Racism in the South
Southern Law Corruption
How the Justice System Can Fail an Abused Child
Law / Criminal Procedural Inefficiencies: Why the Law Can – and DOES – Fail Victims of Crime
Procedural Indifference in the Southern Justice System
“Good Old Boy Politics”: How it Came About, Takes Place, and (still) Happens
The Influence of Clan, Family, & Cultures in the South
Racial Prejudice Against the Black Man
Homelessness In America
Class & Race Prejudice In America
The Child Justice System
How Blacks Are Treated Differently in Southern Law
Perceptions of “Northerners” (aka “foreigners”) in Southern eyes.
The “place” of the black man in the South.
Family Influence on Community Members & Law