“Me Too” Novel Tells Harrowing, Candid Story of Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor

Share Article

Fuchsia Parade is a story of tragedy and triumph as one woman shares her raw and fascinating journey to heal from childhood abuse

My novel Fuchsia Parade was a way for me to share my healing journey so that other women would know they are not alone and that there is hope for healing after sexual abuse.”

Branded as a “Me Too” novel, Fuchsia Parade: One Woman’s Quest for Sex, Love and Redemption is a relevant, raw and fascinating story of one woman’s search to reclaim herself after uncovering repressed memories of childhood sex abuse.

Based on the author's personal healing journey to overcome repressed childhood trauma, this book is receiving stellar reviews from readers: “An intriguing and powerful book. From the get go, the author pulls the reader into the beautifully flawed life of the main character and takes the reader on a journey filled with sarcasm, sex, alcohol, success, truth, and healing,” said one reviewer.

“I didn’t realize what Fuchsia Parade would mean in the world, and I wrote it long before ‘Me Too’ became a movement. I just knew I struggled to overcome my traumatic childhood abuse and live a life filled with joy, love and connection,” said the author, Heather Martin. “For many women, myself included, the traumas are so painful that we don’t remember or truly face what happened to us until we hit our thirties or even forties. My novel Fuchsia Parade was a way for me to share my healing journey so that other women would know that they are not alone and that there is hope for healing after sexual abuse.”

The novel is set against the backdrop of the up and coming sixth borough of Jersey City where Kailee Johnson, a successful woman in the male-dominated New York construction industry, aggressively pursues men, designer shoes and cocktails. When she wakes up one day to the smell of booze, shame and regret, she proclaims the powerful words "I need help." Her search for healing leads to a clairvoyant in Manhattan, to the deepest reaches of her subconscious mind, and to the New Mexican scene of a repressed childhood memory where abuse changed her life forever.

Fuchsia Parade is available now on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble online.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Heather Martin
Gratitude Happens Publications
+1 323-379-2033
Email >
Visit website