Janet Killeen Highlights Trauma of Abusive Relationships Through New Short Story Collection

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"There is a Season" gives harrowing account of abuse toward women and children.

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Inspired by hearing the experience of others – the unique life stories of ordinary people – this book identifies personal courage at moments of crisis.

Flannery O’Connor, the celebrated American writer, once stated, “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” This unblinking view of candor and honesty is something author Janet Killeen can also appreciate. In her new collection of short stories, “There is a Season” (published by AuthorHouse), Killeen uses everyday truth to fuel an introspective look at life.

“Inspired by hearing the experience of others – the unique life stories of ordinary people – this book identifies personal courage at moments of crisis,” shares Killeen. “It also identifies the empowering relationship we have with our histories, and with the landscape.”

Powerful in scope and intimate in detail, “There is a Season” has something for every reader.

“I want readers to take away a profound sense of hope that we can continually draw upon the extraordinary courage of the past, the kinship and kindness of others and our own dogged reserves of faith and identity,” shares Killeen. “A number of these stories deal with the First and Second World Wars. They explore its impact of grief and disorientation on soldiers, sailors, women and children left behind, and on civilian casualties. Others deal with the impact of abusive relationships on women and children and the courage needed to escape from it.”

“There is a Season”
By Janet Killeen
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781481797061
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781481797054
E-Book | 130 pages | ISBN 9781481797078
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Janet Killeen was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and went to school in York. She joined the University of Kent at Canterbury to study English and American literature. She studied the impact of language in the creation of stereotypes, for her master’s degree focusing on the portrayal of Jews in 19th century literature. She began to explore the issues of faith and doubt that have found expression in her short stories. Killeen published “Recognition,” in 2013. Two illustrated books for children, “The Barking Cat” and “The Moonlight Foxes”, are scheduled for publication in the autumn.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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