There is a universal promise.

larry headshotAnother blog is overdue. My time has been filled with book discussions/readings, radio interviews, and my efforts to utilize social media. I can’t say that marketing is as rewarding as writing the book, but it is a challenging journey. I didn’t know what to expect when I began talking about my experiences as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. But I must say that the support I’ve received at each of my engagements has exceeded my expectations. I find myself as part of an ever increasing population of wounded children who inhabit an adult body. I’m one of the lucky ones who, with the help of a marvelous therapist, have made the effort to heal. For those in need, there is a universal promise — Everyone deserves to trust, to feel, to love.

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Larry L Franklin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University. He performed in the U.S. Navy Band located in Washington, D.C. from 1967 to 1971. From 1972 to 1975, he taught music at Southern Illinois University. In 1976, he completed requirements for a certified financial planner designation and maintained a successful investment business until 2007 when he retired to devote his energies to writing. In 2003, he received an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Franklin is the author of “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory,” published by Xlibris; “The Rita Nitz Story: A Life without Parole,” published by Southern Illinois University Press; “Cherry Blossoms & Barron Plains: A woman’s journey from mental illness to a prison cell,” published by Chipmunka Publishing Company; and “Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous criminals,” published by History Publishing Company. He currently resides in southern Illinois with his wife, Paula.

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