Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Back Matter...The House that Silence Bought

Born to unusual, but nice, parents, Michelle/Shelby grew up rather uneventfully, living mainly in the deep south (Alabama). Later she would learn that it was her parents' love for her that not only brought them together, but had kept them together. And so life was ideal in many respects and distressing in others. Eventually though the family did scatter like leaves on an autumn morning. Fortunately she was able to extract a sincere appreciation for love, beauty, and an abiding respect for those who at least try.

The single greatest influence in her life was the remarkable time spent with her paternal grandmother;  it was under this influence that she thrived. Her grandmother introduced her to not only fine Literature, but also the Arts and the Opera. And it was beloved grandmother who told her that if she wanted to be a great writer she must first learn to be an avid reader.

Early adult life would be peppered with indecision, failings, and the haunting of things not learned in childhood. But as is the case with most sincere artist, out of the angst of life came a great capacity for creativity.

Shelby considers her writing a gift...a joy, a tremendous responsibility, and something that helps to define her life.
Ms. Anderson is a graduate of Oregon State University; and is also currently working on a master's degree.
She lives in very picturesque Central Oregon with her two children. 

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

Nothing can prepare single mom Lindy Ames for the nightmare that would plague her in April of 1999.
What Lindy first mistakes as signs of pneumonia in her six-month-old son, Jake, turn out to be something much worse, something potentially fatal. Doctors determine that Jake has been severely abused for a prolonged period of time and may not make it through the night. That night marked the beginning of the nightmare that was to become Lindy’s life for the next few years.
Upon learning that Jake’s abuse was inflicted by supposed family friend David Hardesty, who had taken Lindy and her children in when she was down on her luck, Lindy realizes she can trust no one. Then another shocking blow is dealt—her young daughter, Nikki, was abused as well.
During this painful period, Lindy cannot even turn to family for help. Profound family dysfunctions are revealed in the attempt to overcome the traumatic events. Lindy learns that her footing in her family had been precarious for many reasons, and uncovering those details leaves her just as scarred as any of the other pain she had ever faced.
Lindy must try to rebuild her life with only the help of God and the hope a relationship with him provides. Will Lindy ever escape from The House That Silence Bought?
Shelby Anderson lives in Oregon with her family. She is in the process of pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice.
This book is inspired by actual events. Shelby’s long-range goals are to form a regional non-profit to assist those people in her area who have endured abuse. People who have been abused do not have to stay victims; they can become empowered to reclaim their lives.

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