Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SCARS by Cheryl Rainfield: A Personal Journey, Ten Years in the Making.

The completion of SCARS, was a very personal one for the author, Cheryl Rainfield.  It took her ten years to get it published. Though it is a book of fiction dealing with self-harm, it's foundation is based upon her own painful struggles with sex abuse. Self mutilation is an attempt to release tension and a response to feeling shame. It is not uncommon in children who have been sexually abused. As a therapist that has worked with such children, I know how important it is for people to recognize the signs of this kind of trauma. I hope you'll pick up this book. It'll be an eyeopener, much as Boy Toy by Barry Lyga, that I discussed in a earlier post.

The arms you see displayed on the cover of the novel are actully those of the author Cheryl Rainfield. The scars were enhanced for the cover.

SCARS releases today!

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Thank you so much, June, for blogging about SCARS and my book trailer. I really appreciate it! It's a book I care so much about--and I'm glad you care about those things, too, glad you know how important it is to break the silence.

  2. It's my pleasure Cheryl. Such issues are so important for people to know about and understand. Wishing you the very best in your literary endeavors.

  3. This is such an important book - and it's easy to read, despite the tough subject matter. At the back of the book there are many resources to help people struggling with sexual abuse and self-harm issues. Thank you for bringing light to Cheryl Rainfield's novel.

  4. Thanks for adding your thoughts Julie.I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to let people know about the book. I hope folks will pay attention.

  5. Oh, wow, I think that this book will have so much more impact, because it is based on actual personal experience. It's great that Cheryl could turn something so deeply personal into a way to reach other people in the same painful situation.

  6. I know Bella. Many kudo's to Cheryl for being brave enough to admit such a personal and shattering experience in her own life. I don't know if I'd be able to do that.


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