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  1. the sound produced in a person's larynx and uttered through the mouth, as speech or song.

  2. a particular opinion or attitude expressed.

And we all have one! So what I am offering you is an opportunity to share yours. Nerve wracking? Yes. Forcing you to remember? Yes. Have you actually ever forgotten?

There are no awards. No medals of honor for bravery. No consolation prize. No merit badge or gold watch.

We just left. Our minds imploding as we tried to justify why.

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My eBook, Diamonds, War & Cookies, is a look at some of what I experienced with Domestic Violence, how I got out, and how I've moved on...or not...since then.


What I want to do now is offer you the same opportunity to share your anonymous story. Written from your safe space, in your own time, and when you are satisfied, you may send it to me, and I will "publish" it for you on this page. 

Because your voice matters.

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This page is the personal side of VLH. There is no obligation to purchase. You may download for free! Please know if you do purchase the book from me as the author, your donation is not related to the nonprofit organization.


“Wow. So well written it deserves to be read!  A wonderful read with artful passages full of grace and humility — and excellent prose! Your story is spellbinding. Thanks so much for sharing!”

Tom Gill - thrice published author and retired health care executive

"Thank you for sharing your story. You're a very courageous and sacrificing woman.

I support your vision."

AVO, Charlotte, NC

"Great book! It deals with a different aspect of domestic abuse that is often overlooked.

   Exceptional author! May God continue to bless you in every way as you share the strength, hope, Love, joy and peace that is truly within our reach!"

Jim Trollinger, NC