Emotion-Packed Story

Thanks to the readers who post reviews of my memoir, “Victims Make the Best Birdhouses.” Many reviews were posted on the amazon website, while others were located in various posting sites. Readers base their purchasing decisions on reviews. They tell the author whether the book is reaching the intended audience, and whether the quality of the book justifies the cost. I appreciate your reviews.

The name on this reviewer is listed as Gardener.

I am so impressed with the openness and honesty of Larry Franklin and his healing. It is not easy to confront sexual abuse from childhood, but he has done an excellent job of recovery from horrific abuse. He helps us get in touch with our inner child and begin healing. Sharing his experiences and feelings helps him and readers alike. Talking about the abuse is a major healing step. The fact that the author wrote the book as a novel makes it easier for people to relate to. His style of writing is very easy to read and understand. Sometimes it helps to distance oneself from the trauma of abuse. Thank you for sharing your recovery and helping us in our own recovery. This is an excellent book and I recommend it to everyone, as about 1 in 4 children are sexually abused in America. There are 12 Step programs for people who have been abused in childhood. Breaking the conspiracy of silence can create backlash, but believe me, it is worth it!

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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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