Author Spotlight – Guest One – Gennifer Gilmour

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Today, in our first ever Author Spotlight we introduce Yorkshire mum Jennifer Gilmour. She is the author of two books. Isolated Junction and Clipped Wings.

Jennifer has a passion for writing and has been gathering ideas and plot lines since she was a teenager.

She is also very passionate about raising awareness for women in abusive relationships. With Isolation Junction, Jennifer highlights the behaviour and empowers women to seek help and build confidence to change their lives.

 

31154072_1688178831260347_7239387815071493241_nRose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’. She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. Through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business. It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival. After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t, will she be able to do it? Will Tim help her? Will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change?

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The theme is continued in a different way with her second novel Clipped Wings and shows how easily things can turn in way you never imagined.

31172267_1688178724593691_4048252041483406788_nThe silent chorus. Just imagine you thought that you had met the man or woman of your dreams. This person was charming, and you thought they were the one or perhaps that this was fate; it was just meant to be. But as the months go by things start to change. Their behaviour towards you isn’t the same, they are more critical, more particular about your appearance, what you do, how you do it, who you see. Time goes by and you feel isolated from your friends and family because that behaviour has now changed to threats, maybe violence and you feel that your identity is all but gone. But still you stay. Where would you go? Who would help you? You are not worthy. But you are. A group of survivors have spoken about their own experiences. In their own words they show that survivors do have a voice and that it needs to be heard. They show that abuse isn’t unique or strange but that it is, unfortunately, a surprisingly common problem in today’s society. The message of this book is one of courage, as with courage comes awareness and an ability to understand what has happened to you and take the steps needed to become a survivor yourself.

 

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If you are, have been or know someone who has been affected by any of these issues, you may like to go over to Jennifer’s website and get involved or help at #abusetalk.

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