Lynne McDaniel-Sanderson’s new children’s book gives voice to survivors of child abuse

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‘Mattie Tells Her Secret’ follows young girl afraid to tell parents truth about her uncle

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“When children are in abusive situations, they are often afraid to tell,” McDaniel-Sanderson says. “Society is in a period where they can recognize the risks to children and find ways to address them such as using ‘Mattie Tells Her Secret’ as a tool.”

Author and Registered Nurse, Lynne McDaniel-Sanderson, has over 18 years of experience in the public health sector. During this time, she worked with many families and community groups. A victim herself, McDaniel-Sanderson kept her own secret in the dark until she was an adult. She now aims to ensure that no child carries that burden as she did, through the writing of a book.

McDaniel-Sanderson invites readers both young and old to experience her new children’s book, “Mattie Tells Her Secret” (published by AuthorHouse), which aims to equip children with the tools to talk to their parents about abuse.

Mattie, a young girl, is harboring a secret – her uncle is inappropriately touching her. To make matters worse, her uncle has told her that her parents will no longer love her if she comes clean.

Throughout “Mattie Tells Her Secret,” readers will watch Mattie as she struggles to find the courage to tell her parents about her uncle. Will she ever be comfortable enough to tell them the truth about her uncle?

“When children are in abusive situations, they are often afraid to tell,” McDaniel-Sanderson says. “Society is in a period where they can recognize the risks to children and find ways to address them such as using ‘Mattie Tells Her Secret’ as a tool.”

“Mattie Tells Her Secret”
By Lynne McDaniel-Sanderson
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 16 pages | ISBN 9781477256107
E-Book | 15 pages | ISBN 9781477256114
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lynne McDaniel-Sanderson is a Registered Nurse, mother and grandmother. She has over 18 years of public health experience. As a victim of childhood sexual abuse, she carried her secret until she was an adult. “Mattie Tells Her Secret” was written in hopes that other child sexual abuse victims will find their voice and tell someone.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC 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. 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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