I read this book in one day. I couldn’t put it down. It’s an amazing, honest and heart wrenching account of childhood abuse. It’s also a story of hard work to gain control of one’s life. Larry speaks of his journey with a voice of clarity and new found self-awareness. While he was the victim as the child, the adult is victorious! Kudos to his wife who stood by his side through all the trials and years of therapy. What a strong woman who saw Larry for his love, kindness, and many talents and not just the scars from his abuse.
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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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Many thanks for sharing your book, Victims Make the Best Birdhouses.
I am happy to know that you are now enjoying a full and beautiful life. No doubt the writing of this book, which I received earlier this week, was for you another, and huge step, in the process of healing. Reading it and learning that you have “survived and thrived” was good news to me though I suffered with you and Paula as I read.
I will share the book with others. Best Wishes!