What Did I Do? — Now Available

I want to acknowledge and thank all the individuals that played a part in transitioning my original manuscript into this book. It has been a long and arduous project. Often, I wanted to stop because I felt I didn’t have the talent to convey the emotional impact of my story. I wanted to bring awareness and credibility to the fight against child abuse. I wanted people to know that this atrocious offense continues within our families today. We cannot turn away when the life and sometimes the death of children are in peril. Whether you read my book or not, I beg you to never turn your back when you see or know of a child being neglected or abused.

Book Overview:

The veil of secrecy over the American family prevails and the covertness of child abuse continues. According to the National Children’s Alliance, approximately 700,000 (683,000 in 2015) children are abused each year. Child Protective Service (CPS) reports they investigate 3.4 million children and place them under the care of the CPS. These are frightening statistics attesting that child abuse is not in decline, but rather the opposite.

Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child or children. Have you ever suspected or even witnessed child abuse in public or in a home? If you did and did nothing, you are condoning the act and its effect on the child. Child advocacy groups are begging for the public involvement. Yet, little is being done.

Cover Design by Tatiana Vila of Vila Design

What Did I Do?  is Chuck Jackson’s true recollection of the abuse he received from both his parents. It is a story where he spent years struggling to please them without succeeding. It is a story where they told him he was irredeemable and unworthy of being their son. When he saw love and happiness in other families, he wondered why not his.

Chuck came out of the darkness to expound on the stigma attached to child abuse. He admitted to the affects of shame, anger, guilt, and depression that he and so many experience. He tells the story of survival where he felt invisible. Follow him where he sought a warm touch and a kind word of praise. Follow his desperation for love from anyone. Follow Chuck’s story and help answer his question, What Did I Do?


9 Replies to “What Did I Do? — Now Available”

  1. Congratulations, Chuck. I’m happy you were able to persevere with getting this book out there. (As you may have seen at my blog, I have been unable to do that with my personal story, though I have tried [unsuccessfully] to tell the tale in many different formats.)
    Wishing you huge success with this book and with sharing its message. Hugs.

    1. Thank you Teagan for your warm words of encouragement. I remember briefly your story and like all tragic life stories, they can be difficult to write. I would not had it not been for a close friend and my husband’s support. Hugs in return.

  2. God bless your husband for his support as you told a very difficult story or your journey to the point where you allowed yourself to take the chance of letting love IN. I have read many writers who swear, time and time again, that they never could have done it without the invaluable importance of their cheerleaders. It really is difficult to stay on the horse without them – actual or virtual.

    Great cover for your book, btw, and loved the quote with which you started this piece.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

  3. Thank you Madelyn, you well know this type of mental scars often never heal. I have overcome many of the effects, but I know some I just have to endure. Yes having a loving and understanding husband has allowed me to overcome many of my frailties. With his and my good friend, they are the ones to convince me my story needed to be told. BTW, there is more and I am working on book three. Of the three, it will be most difficult.
    Thanks again for your continued support. HUGS

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