Readers Will Witness a Poignant Tale as Author Looks Back to Her Childhood Days

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‘Happitimes’ unveils heartbreaking abuse to children, leaving permanent scars.

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Author Ally Burnett is a longtime educator who hoped to one day share her life story. It’s the kind of story that will move hearts and open eyes to the harsh realities of child abuse, including the effects it has on the victims and their family. Such a story has come to fruition with Ms. Burnett’s book "Happitimes: The Early Years."

Wanting to give validation to the pain of child abuse that she and her siblings had experienced, Burnett’s story takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster as she describes her childhood in vivid detail; sometimes interjecting academic insight into how she and her siblings were affected by the abuse they lived. At times, her story is heart wrenching, though honest and insightful, it provides a better understanding of domestic violence and how it reaches every corner of human existence.

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Ally Burnett is a Midwestern native who was born and raised in a small town in rural Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa, then pulled up roots and headed to Music City with her husband and two teenage children. Ally returned to college, receiving an MA in sociology from Western Kentucky University, and began teaching college-level courses. A career change took her back to college and a second MA in teaching and curriculum with an emphasis in special education. With her extensive academic background and work with students with special needs, Ally decided to fulfill her dream of writing her life story. "Happitimes: The Early Years" is the first installment of her memoirs.

Happitimes * by Ally Burnett
The Early Years
Publication Date: October 24, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 95 pages; 978-1-4931-1201-2
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 95 pages; 978-1-4931-1202-9
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-1203-6

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