Here is it dearest readers! The official blurb for Broken!
“Who are you?”
For the first time in twenty years, I didn’t know. My reply was to write “Broken.”
When a young journalist, William D. Shaw, seeks out Elizabeth, an acclaimed author, in hopes to write her biography, the recluse grants him twenty four hours to hear her story. What enfolds are events that teeter on the edge of macabre and a psychology thriller while I descend into the bowels of my own psyche.
Together, they delve into Elizabeth’s past filled with neglect, rape, abuse, torture, and pedophilia to explore the psychology of a human being who has lived her entire life without love, comfort, family, physical contact, affection, therapy, or medication, all the while I—as their author—explored mine. As William tried to understand Elizabeth’s decisions to embrace an isolated life, I explored my multiple mental conditions that sent me spiraling into the multiple worlds of my psyche all while toggling the lines of insanity.
I wrote Broken from 7 March to 20 March. During that time, I relived thirty years of trauma, and Broken records it all: the triggers, the hyperarousal, the breakdowns, and the panic. I explain the rationale behind my behavior and the thoughts I used to justify my behavior. I show you the four worlds in my head where I lived for more than twenty years, as well as the four fictional characters I created in place of the human relationships I lacked. I record the conversations I have with my fictional friends and lovers as they took place.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, I strongly recommend that you do not read this until a therapist says you are ready.