Friday, January 3, 2020

Are You a Victim of Child Abuse?

As a mother and grandmother, I would be horrified to learn if one of daughters or grandchildren were abused in any manner. Wouldn't you? Yet, so many children are and are left with the scars. My next author, Slim Sir, offers help to adults who were victims in his profound book "Still Standing: From Victim to Victory."


Still Standing ~ from Victim to Victory (ebook)

If you’ve ever been a victim of abuse, contemplated or attempted suicide, lost a loved one, battled depression, or just felt lost in life, Still Standing (from victim to victory) is the BOOK for YOU!

My name is Slim Sir and I was a victim of sexual abuse at the young age of 12. I’m a survivor of 2 suicide attempts and severe depression. By society’s standards, I was a complete loser until the age of 42; then I learned what I will share with YOU in THIS BOOK, Still Standing (from victim to victory)

I want to let you know that no matter what you’re going through or what you’ve been through, things can and will GET BETTER! It doesn’t matter how messed up your life was or is right now; there’s hope! You CAN turn your life around, and I’m living PROOF!

I’m going to share with you step by step how I turned my life around and hold your hand as you do the same thing! We’ll get through this TOGETHER! But the first step is READ THIS BOOK: Still Standing (from victim to victory).

In this book, you will learn:

How to master your mind & thinking!

How to master your mood & beat depression!

How to master your MONEY!

How to live a life of PURPOSE!

And much more!
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I was born in the rough borough of Brooklyn, New York in 1975. I currently live in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida, Hollywood to be exact. The contrast is huge. Coming from the concrete jungle, I enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
What inspired you to author this book?
I was inspired to write this book because I wanted to tell my story of how I was sexually abused as a 12-year-old boy, battled depression, and attempted suicide twice. I wanted other people that may have experienced the same things to know that no matter how messed up their lives may have been, life can and will get better. I wanted to show people how I changed my life and show them how they could too!
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
I wanted the book cover to express that I had reached the mountain top of personal victory and success despite the hardships I had faced growing up.
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
My father has been the most influential person in my life. April 25, 2015, he died and I was left with an overwhelming feeling of loneliness and despair. The loss of my father marked a turning point in my life. I just wanted to be a man, like my father was. I had no idea of what the standards of a man were. Even though I admired my father, I didn’t know what made him who he was. So I had to study myself and figure it out; become my own man.
 What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
This book was extremely difficult to write because I had to relive a lot of the emotional pain I experienced as a child. Writing about my sexual abuse, depression, and suicide attempts were very hard for me. I spent a lot of time crying, thinking, and just trying to figure out my own emotions.
 Tell your readers about your book.
This book is about how I overcame being sexually abused, which lead to deep depression and two suicide attempts, how I taught myself to master my own mind and emotions and stopped being a victim and started becoming a victor (winner). I show people who may have gone through the same exact thing or similar how they can overcome it too. I also give them practical tips on organizing their lives, saving money, living a life of purpose, and finding happiness within.
Who is your target audience, and why?
My target audience is those who may have been sexually abused, suffer from depression, contemplated suicide, or lost a loved one — also those who just may have felt lost and alone in life.

What do you consider your greatest success in life?
My greatest success in life has been learning how to leave my past in the past and moving forward with my life, following my dream to become a self-published author and selling books.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
I think what sets me apart from other authors in my genre is that I’m a black man and I’m brutally honest with my life. I think a lot of black men are ashamed to admit the things that I openly confess.