Local Author Addresses Domestic Abuse in her Award Winning Book

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"Spirit Woman," the latest release by author Debra Shiveley Welch, addresses the subject of domestic abuse head on. "Spirit Woman," a fact-based fiction or "Faction" novel reveals in shocking detail the true stories of four women and the partner abuse they suffered.

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“I have explored the signs and symptoms of the secretly abused and have interviewed four women who were victims of partner and child abuse. I used their experiences to write Nickie’s story."

The latest release by author Debra Shiveley Welch, addresses the subject of domestic abuse head on in her novel Spirit Woman. "Spirit Woman" reveals in shocking detail the true stories of four women and the abuse they suffered. Rolled into one character, "Spirit Woman" tells the story of Nickie Bahiti Greene and is set in Westerville, Ohio. Ms. Welch states, “In my humble opinion, I feel that the story of Nickie Greene is very important to our society. Not only that, I feel that it will also help children being abused now - the markers are in the book. Stop child abuse now, and we prevent a good percentage of the cases of partner abuse that we see in adulthood.

“I have explored the signs and symptoms of the secretly abused and have interviewed four women who were victims of partner and/or child abuse and used them in weaving Nickie’s story. I hope that it will put an end to the shame the victims feel and help them to reach out for help. I pray that it will aid in saving and improving lives.”

Second in the Cedar Woman Saga, "Spirit Woman" won “Hottest New Release” and has achieved best seller status on Amazon. A percentage of royalties will go to St. Joseph’s School for Children.

Ms. Welch’s has also recently released "Swinging Bridge," a memoir told in essays, poems and short stories and is now writing "Brave Heart Woman," third in the Cedar Woman Saga, which takes up where "Spirit Woman" ends. She is also in the process of writing "Memories of an Old Farmhouse."

Ms. Welch’s books can be found on Amazon.com and other popular online book sellers.

Debra Shiveley Welch can be reached at DebraSWelch(at)aol(dot)com

Debra Shiveley Welch
340 Lakeside Dr.
Westerville, OH 43081-3044
614.882.6683
614.325.2248
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