Memoir Tells Story of Hope After Abuse

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Author’s childhood of abuse takes center stage in memoir

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Over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States. This statistic, dispatched by Childhelp®, a leading national nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect, indicates the alarming prevalence of this disturbing form of violence. Author C.L. Thompson details her own story of abuse in the emotive memoir If Only Regrets Were a Good Thing (published by AuthorHouse). Detailing a childhood of molestation, brutality and grief, Thompson writes with candor and introspective acumen.

If Only Regrets Were a Good Thing follows Thompson from age three to present day, chronicling her familial struggles and inner turmoil. Yet, through the devastation, Thompson notes that humor continues to “rise to the surface.”

“Faith and hope are the end result,” says Thompson. “The book remains optimistic to the end, with a few detours in between.”

The decision to write about her life was, at first, a tough one for Thompson to make. “I was inspired to write this story because it was difficult for me to realize that all this happened to me and that I am still standing,” she says. “I would like others to see that you can get up and go on, even in situations that seem hopeless.”

Now, Thompson is pleased to announce that she is married and happy. “I am able to add a bit of humor to my everyday life.”

About the Author
C.L. Thompson loves to be around children, especially her many grandchildren. Her main objective in life is to love and be loved, to be generous to those in need and to give comfort to those who are heartbroken. If Only Regrets Were a Good Thing is her first book.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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