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Glen L. Belcher, writing under pseudonym Glen El Writer, pens new novel ‘Proverbial Phrases’

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In his novelProverbial Phrases” (published by AuthorHouse), author Glen L. Belcher – writing as Glen El Writer – draws from his experience of suffering from the effects of having been abused and a child as well as his diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder after his military service to tell a story which he hopes will help others face life’s most difficult situations.

After his parents’ divorce, Kendall’s mother began dating Sam. Unfortunately for Kendall, Sam was a violent person, and the little boy was soon a repeated victim of child abuse. Fear consumed Kendall to the point that he eventually developed the signs of mental illness. As he grows, and those around him either ignore or fail to recognize his condition, his mental condition worsens as he grows into adulthood.

An excerpt from “Proverbial Phrases”:

“Upon hearing the screams of their oldest sister, the other children became fearful and wondered why Sam was beating her. When Sam was done with Kerry, he ordered her to sit on the bed in his room with her back facing him. He did not want her telling the other children that his beatings were just a fake. Roy Jr. was next, and he played along, as well, sitting on the bed beside his sister when Sam was done. Tamara came next.”

Belcher hopes his book helps readers deal with the problems they face, especially if they are dealing with domestic abuse. “Surprisingly, domestic abuse is still rampant, yet the abused must still find ways to reach out for help,” he says. “The abused must be aware of the avenues they have to receive help for their plight.”

About the Author
Glen L. Belcher, who writes using the penname Glen El Writer, served for nearly 10 years in the US Army, receiving an honorable discharge after receiving a diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder. Following his military service, he became an ordained elder in his church, and began selling religious materials. Belcher studied history at Augusta State University, but left before graduating due to his disability. He has been married for 27 years, and he is the father of two adult children. In addition to “Proverbial Phrases,” which won the Morgan Fitz-George Kuhl Student Writer Award, Belcher is also the author of “Victims of Death.”

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