K.L. Arthur’s Novel Receives Acceptance Into Gold Seal Program

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‘Devil’s Paintbrush’ uses realistic fiction, situations to raise awareness of PTSD.

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In his latest novel “Devil’s Paintbrush: One’s Past Doesn’t Predetermine One’s Future” (published by Trafford Publishing) author K.L. Arthur has created a true-to-life narrative of a combat soldier, decorated in war, who struggles to defeat the effects of his Vietnam service and the trauma of his earlier life.

In the relative safety of the country’s top post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) clinic, Ken Callahan, a combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient, relives his traumatic experiences from the Vietnam War. In doing so, he and the entire PTSD community within the Veterans Administration (VA) are stunned to discover that Vietnam was not the source of his mental and emotional disorder. Callahan’s problems had started much earlier in his life as a child growing-up in a violent, sexually abusive home.

Unraveling and then fixing such a complex problem proves to be as impactful for the PTSD community as the veteran, with no one escaping with their minds and emotions intact unless the essence of a “Devil’s Paintbrush” can be unleashed.

“Over a quarter-million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans treated by the VA have PTSD,” Arthur says, but is careful to remind readers this disorder affects more than just veterans. “Every day, family members, friends and co-workers of PTSD sufferers (both military and civilian) are also adversely affected in many ways.”

“Devil’s Paintbrush” has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.

Devil’s Paintbrush
By K.L. Arthur
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 492 pages | ISBN 9781466977662
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 492 pages | ISBN 9781466977679
E-Book | 492 pages | ISBN 9781466977686
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
K.L. Arthur served two tours in Vietnam and earned a Bronze Star, bestowed by the First Infantry Division in Lai Khe in 1969. He later received a commission to the rank of first lieutenant.

Recently retired, Arthur was one of America’s top corporate trainers and the author of numerous books and articles on the subjects of professional credibility, interpersonal communication skills and occupational professionalism. He actively participates in the Veteran Administration’s PTSD program within the Massachusetts healthcare system and is a member of his home town’s Veteran Advisory Board.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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