Would you defend yourself if someone attacked you? Would you kill them? What if you knew they’d stop at nothing to kill you? Would you kill them then? What if that someone was your own mother? Would that make a difference; should it?
Tiffany is a seventeen year old girl who’s caught in a battle for existence. As Tiffany tries to claim rights to her own life and mind, her abusive mother struggles to maintain control. Pouring her hatred for the world onto her daughter, Tiffany suffers under her mother’s guise of concern as her mother convinces everyone that Tiffany’s wounds are self-inflicted. Fighting to prove she’s not mentally unstable and seeking escape from her mother’s tyranny, Tiffany must make the ultimate choice as to who lives and who dies. Is her redemption and vindication worth the price of her soul?
Targeted Age Group:: New Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to call attention to the cruelty of child abuse in hopes that awareness can help save lives. I thought about different situations I have heard about and I expanded on those ideas. I hope it helps make a difference!
Who are your favorite authors?
Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear (http://www.gear-gear.com/pb.shtml)
Stephenie Meyer (http://stepheniemeyer.com/)
Charlaine Harris (http://charlaineharris.com/)
Suzanne Collins (http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/)
Jean M Auel (http://www.jeanauel.com/)
Veronica Roth (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4039811.Veronica_Roth)
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
As always, I put myself in the place of the character. Being a former actress and theatre major, I build a character in my mind and write from their perspective.
My step-dad’s rendition of events was uncontested even by me and therefore, it became our truth. Truth I’d never be able to prove or change; truth that protected him from suspicion and penalty. Truth that I now knew was a lie.
J.M. Northup is an American writer. She is a native Minnesotan and served honorably in the United States Air Force. She launched her literary career with the release of her self-published debut novel, FEARS OF DARKNESS. She then released SOUL SEARCHING: A Novella of Poetry and her second novel, A PRISONER WITHIN.
J.M. Northup is now a proud author with Creativia! Her new publisher will be republishing her novels under their expertise.
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