Thursday, December 1, 2011

She Wasn't Allowed to Giggle - Lavinia Thompson

Bio:  Lavinia Thompson is a 22-year old journalism grad. She emerged from the dark depths of domestic violence and abuse from her childhood to find the light at the end of the tunnel to discovering her voice in writing. With that voice, she is dedicating her passion for writing into raising awareness for domestic violence. Her poetry book, “She Wasn’t Allowed to Giggle” released Sept. 28, 2011, is a collection of poetry and prose based on what she experienced as a child. She also has a dark fantasy novel called “Spellbound by Fire,” the first in a series, which also has the theme of preventing and stopping violence against women.  “Spellbound by Fire” will be released Nov. 16, 2011 through Hellfire Publishing.
Through her writing, Lavinia wants to spread the message domestic violence victims and survivors that there is hope, help and there will be a day when the words “never again” really mean, never again. She wants to be a part of making sure everyone sees that day.
Product description:

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

"She Wasn't Allowed to Giggle" is a poetry and prose collection that explores the dark depths of domestic violence and child abuse and about finding the light at the end of the tunnel. It is based on my own experiences growing up, told through the perspective of the little girl he destroyed grown up to be a woman with a voice. E-readers will appreciate the perspective of both the poems and the journal entries told from the point of view of a scared little girl becoming a woman, living with and in the aftermaths of abuse and domestic violence.

Q: Why did you go indie?

I heard nothing but great things about going indie and self-publishing. I was tired of always trying to please and get through to publishers who always took their own time and can tell you what and how to write, and what kind of writer to be. With self-publishing, you have the option to to be whatever kind of writer you want to be and maintain creative control over all aspects of your work. I love it. 
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

I love many poets, many who are unpublished and are up and coming writers like myself. 
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