New Novel Brings Attention To Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Michele Green pens new book, ‘How Did I Get Here?’

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“Everybody has a story,” Greene says. “Life is not like the fairytales or romance movies. Life is not easy and love is even harder.”

A young girl learns about the cruelty of life and is forced at an early age to look out for herself in “How Did I Get Here? I Find Myself at a Crossroad” (published by iUniverse), Michele Greene’s candid new novel.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Michele was raised in two households: her grandmother’s and her stepfather’s. She experienced sexual abuse at one and witnessed domestic abuse at the other.

As she grew into a young woman branching out on her own, Michele began the search for a better life. Freeing herself from the shackles of sexual abuse, she became hopeful that she would one day find true love. Her journey turned out to be filled with heartbreak, betrayal, danger and disappointments.

Greene has no doubt that her story is relevant in today’s society. She writes:

“It speaks of things that society is now openly discussing. It shows how children will hold things in that happen to them and parents need to find a way to communicate with them where they feel safe and comfortable enough to tell them the bad as well as the good. Children have a way of saying everything is alright and there’s no tell-tale signs of wrongdoing, parents have to keep looking and pay attention to any change in them, no matter how small.”

“Everybody has a story,” Greene says. “Life is not like the fairytales or romance movies. Life is not easy and love is even harder.”

About the Author
Michele Greene considers herself a product of the late ’60s Black Pride movement and the ’70s era of flower children and free love. She has worked in public relations, as a public speaker and has dabbled in radio work and freelance writing. This is her first novel.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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