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Hey everyone!

My e-books: Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survivial; Trophy Murders and Cutter's Revenge can be found on amazon, or go to my website to learn more about all the books at: http://sj2448.wix.com/suejulsen

You can follow the links on the site that will take you to each book on amazon.

My new book, From The Heart: A Collection of Poems and Stories, is also the first to be available on audio. You can listen to a sample on amazon, and it is awesome!

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Published on July 26, 2012 13:56 • 178 views • Tags: crime-fiction, e-book, memoir, memories, murder, sale, series, trophy-murders
TROPHY MURDERS is the creative non-fiction sequel to Bitter Memories, and is an action-packed crime story about a sadistic gang of killers, and the life of the cop (my uncle/adoptive father) who tries to bring justice and solace back to his little town while struggling to keep his own family secrets hidden.


TROPHY MURDERS has a little bit of everything a reader will want: action, suspense, drama, a love story, and more.


Short excerpt: Reaching for the door knob, he remembered he needed his key to get in. "No one locked their doors until these damn hoodlums arrived! Now everyone feels the need to lock everything. No one feels safe in their own homes, and everyone's scared to walk down the streets — day or night!"

Available in paperback and e-book.

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Published on November 23, 2012 11:22 • 129 views • Tags: action, cutter-s-revenge, drama, e-book, family-saga, gang, kindle, love-story, memories, paperback, secrets, sequel, serial-killers, small-town, suspense, trophy-murders, violence

BOOKS THAT WOULD BE A GREAT GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS...

Excerpt from Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival:
For once, I didn't care about food or anything else. I just wanted to sleep until the pain inside went away. I felt more sadness than I ever dreamed possible in my short three years, but I didn't know that was only the beginning of much more misery—and pain. NOTE: Strong language and heart-breaking content -- not suitable for children.

Excerpt from Trophy Murders, second in the bitter memories trilogy:
Henry lowered his voice, and stated, "Olivia, I'm dealing with murders all over town and I'm not coming home to this shit. I'm only going to tell you this once. If you ever beat Sarah like that again, I'll use that damn paddle on you. Do I make myself clear?"

Excerpt from Cutter's Revenge, the last in the trilogy:
He had to come home with new prey tonight to stop the racket; the persistent hammering in his head. He had to put an end, even temporarily, to the chatter, the laughter, and the nightmares that were driving him insane.


Visit my website to learn more about these books, and also my poetry book, From The Heart.

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Published on November 30, 2012 15:15 • 101 views • Tags: child-abuse, cutters-revenge, e-book, gifts, heartfelt, kindle, memoir, misery, multiple-personalities, nightmares, poetry, serial, serial-killer, trilogy, trophy-murders
Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival
True Story of a little girl (me) kidnapped by her father...

Constantly on the road day and night, I hadn't had anything to eat since we'd left home, and that had been several days ago. I was so hungry my stomach hurt.

Daddy was still acting very strange, but he kept telling me to go back to sleep and we'd get something to eat when we got to a town.

When I awoke to find the car not moving, I sat up to look around and I saw Daddy...



Please visit my website to learn more about the bitter memories trilogy, and my poetry book, From The Heart, also based on events in my life, that includes short stories that inspired the writing of each poem. From The Heart is also available in audio. You can listen to a preview at Amazon — it is awesome!


http://sj2448.wix.com/suejulsen

NOTE: This is not a cozy, feel-good book. It's a true story of extreme child abuse and the will to survive. Strong language, heart-wrenching content!

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Published on December 06, 2012 12:21 • 105 views • Tags: child-abuse, cutters-revenge, e-book, family-saga, fear, gifts, hate, kidnapping, kindle, love, memories, poems, poetry, serial-killer, series, trilogy, trophy-murders, true-story

Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival
True Story of a little girl (me) kidnapped by her father...


I don't know how long it had been since Daddy had taken me from my bed in the middle of the night, but we'd been on the road for a long time when Daddy told me he'd show me how to get anything we wanted, without money.

Hearing his plan, I didn't want to do it, but I had no choice! Daddy said if I didn't do as he said I wouldn't get to eat...

Other books in this series:
Trophy Murders combines truth with fiction in an action-packed crime story while delving more into my life after going to live with Uncle Henry (the cop) and his heavy-handed wife, Olivia.

Cutter's Revenge, again mixes truth with fiction as I continue my story after being adopted. While another serial killer stalks our little town, I'm living a dream as I write my story's ending the way I wished it could have been.

All my books are based on or from events in my life and have received 4 and 5 star reviews. Books are wonderful gifts, and any or all of my books would be a great gift this Christmas.

To learn more about the bitter memories trilogy, and From The Heart, my new poetry book that includes stories that inspired the writing of each poem, please follow the link below to my website.

NOTE: Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival is not a cozy, feel-good book. It's a true story of extreme child abuse and the will to survive. It contains strong language and heart-wrenching content. In Trophy Murders and Cutter's Revenge the language is toned down, a lot.

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Published on December 14, 2012 20:56 • 110 views • Tags: abduction, child-abuse, christmas, cutters-revenge, e-book, family-saga, fiction, gifts, kidnapping, kindle, memoir, poems, serial-killer, series, survival, terror, trilogy, trophy-murders, true-story, truth

Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival
True Story of a little girl (me) kidnapped by her father.

As I stated in the last blog, Bitter Memories is not an easy book to read, but it is a story that needed to be shared with the world.

Not only for my own personal healing. Not only for others like me who still suffer from a life of abuse. But for people who have no clue or don't understand what child abuse can do to a kid.

Sitting here writing this blog entry, I'm thinking back to the night Daddy took me from my bed in the middle of the night. Not happy memories, that's for sure. I also think that I could have been one of the “milk carton kids" if they were putting pictures of abducted kids on cartons back in the 1950's. But, the first child's picture didn't appear on a milk carton until 1979.

I've always wondered IF my picture had been on a carton would anyone notice? All those times Daddy left me in the car all alone, many times for several days and nights, would anyone care enough to call the police? Would anyone get involved?

I like to think someone would.

Awareness is the other reason I had to tell my story. It's time to stop sweeping child abuse under the rug! It's time for everyone to step up and get involved when they see or suspect a child is being abused.

I believe if people know the signs of child abuse, they'll care. They will get involved. They will make that one important call to help a child.

If just one person had reported a little kid being in a car all alone, my life could've been so much better. I wouldn't have suffered all those years at the hands of any adult -- or even other children -- who wanted to hurt me.

And there were many abusers who crossed my path in those six long, terrifying years.

Some may say: "I don't want to read a sad story. I don't want to know what this child went through," but let me tell you this...I didn't want to go through the suffering and the pain I endured, either.

But I didn't have a choice. Ripped from my home, my mother, my grandparents, everything I knew and loved, I was at the hands of a man who I believed would never hurt me.

Parents are supposed to love and protect their children, not hurt them!

My father told me time and again how much he loved me. He "showed" me time and again how much he loved me. He said he'd take care of me and we'd be together forever.

He said a lot of things, but they were all lies.

Everyone who comes across my books, or other books similar to mine, has a choice. They can either pretend that child abuse doesn't exist, or they can read and learn from someone who's lived that life.

If you do read my books, it's okay to cry. However, cry for that innocent little child, but please don't feel sorry for me. Don't pity me! I don't need that, because I am a survivor!

That little kid was the victim, cry for her, but learn from her! Learn to notice the children you see around you! Watch for signs that they might be abused.

The signs are not hard to spot. What is hard, is for the children not to have anyone who cares. The abuser sure doesn't care! It takes people like you to notice, to suspect that a child isn't being treated right. It takes caring people to make that call to the police or child protective services.

It takes YOU, and every other person on this planet to be aware!

You don't have to "know for sure" a child is being abused to make a call. You can "suspect" a child isn't being treated right and call. Only then can the authorities investigate to find out if a child is in danger.

And, yes! child abuse is dangerous. The guilt we live with can be enough to push us over the edge. Seeing no way out of our pain, our sorrow, a child of abuse can take his or her own life. I know. I gave up all hope and I attempted suicide. I almost succeeded, too. Another five minutes and I would have died.

I believe I lived that night because I still had a purpose. I'm glad I failed because I believe my purpose was to tell my story so another child could be saved from a life of hell. The only way I know to do this is by making people aware of child abuse. If I can help it, I don't want another child to suffer like I did.

As heartbreaking as it is to read a story like mine, think about the innocent children. They need us to care! They need us to get involved when we see or suspect child abuse. The child will never know that special person who saved them from that life of abuse, but believe me, one day he or she will be thanking the "angel" who cared.

I was ten years old before I even knew what Christmas was, and this time of year is still hard on me. It's hard on all kids who live with abuse. Christmas is supposed to be a happy time, but for abused kids there are no "happy" times. Sure, we learn to put up a good front when needed, but inside, we still suffer.

My heart goes out to all the kids/adults still living with "that secret" that you feel can't be shared. But you need to know, there is hope! There are people who care, and help is available.

Just DON'T GIVE UP!

And this (I think) is my last "soapbox" post, at least for a while.

Please go to my website, get my books and read and learn from my life of abuse. Share my story with others. YOU can make a difference in a child's life!

http://sj2448.wix.com/suejulsen

Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival
True Story of a little girl (me) kidnapped by her father, living a life on the run, hungry, abused and terrified...

Daddy had lied from the start, even while dating Mama. He told everyone he was an only child, but he had a brother...a twin brother!

We stayed with this brother and his family for quite awhile, but Uncle Frank wasn't a nice man, and his three sons were no better than their father. Staying with them was one of the worst and most terrifying times in my short life...



Other books in this series — creative non-fiction/crime fiction:
Trophy Murders is not only an action-packed pure fiction crime story, but I take you deeper into the journey of true events after going to live with Uncle Henry (the cop) and his heavy-handed wife, Olivia. A life I wouldn’t wish on any kid!

Cutter's Revenge continues my story after my adoption. While another fictionalized serial killer stalks our little town, I write my story the way it could have been if...turning my life into a fantastic, exciting, and happy ending!

My Newest Book — non-fiction:
From The Heart is a book of fifteen poems written from events in my life. Included are short stories that inspired the writing of each poem. This book is also available in audio, with Beth MacEwan narrating. Beth did a wonderful job bringing life to each poem and story. It is awesome!



NOTE: Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival is NOT a cozy, feel-good book. It's a true story of extreme child abuse and my struggle to survive. It contains strong language and heart-breaking content, but it was my life. The language is toned down in the other books in this trilogy, and the abuse isn't nearly as intense or as often.

All my books are based on or from events in my life and have received 4 and 5 star reviews. Please consider my books as a great gift this Christmas, either for yourself or for a loved one. Enjoy!

To learn more about the bitter memories trilogy, and my new poetry book, plus other books coming soon, please follow the link below to my website:

http://sj2448.wix.com/suejulsen

Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival
True Story of a little girl (me) kidnapped by her father, living a life on the run, hungry, abused and terrified...

We stayed with lots of different women while on the run, but this one particular night still stands out in my memories. Daddy had a fight with the woman we were staying with before they went to bed.

During the night I heard a scream that woke me. I’d gone to sleep with the TV on so I assumed the scream came from there, but not long after that scream Daddy came out of the bedroom with a strange look on his face.

He told me to get up and get ready to leave, but he had blood on his hand. I asked him about it, and he said he’d killed a mouse in the bedroom…


Other books in this series — creative non-fiction/crime fiction:
Trophy Murders is not only an action-packed pure fiction crime story, but I take you deeper into the journey of true events after going to live with Uncle Henry (the cop) and his heavy-handed wife, Olivia. A life I wouldn’t wish on any kid!

Cutter's Revenge continues my story after my adoption. While another fictionalized serial killer stalks our little town, I write my story the way it could have been if...turning my life into a fantastic, exciting, and happy ending!

My Newest Book — non-fiction:
From The Heart is a collection of fifteen poems written from events in my life, including short stories that inspired the writing of each poem. This book is also available in audio with Beth MacEwan narrating. She did a fantastic job bringing life to each poem and story. It is awesome!



NOTE: Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival is NOT a cozy, feel-good book. It's a true story of extreme child abuse and my struggle to survive. It contains strong language and heartbreaking content, but it was my life. The language is toned down in the other books in this trilogy, and the abuse isn't nearly as intense or as often.

All books are based on or from events in my life and have received 4 and 5 star reviews. If you still need a gift this Christmas, or would just like a new read for yourself, please consider one or all of my books. Enjoy!

To learn more about the bitter memories trilogy, and my new poetry book, plus other books coming soon, please follow the link below to my website:

http://sj2448.wix.com/suejulsen

Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival
True Story of a little girl (me) kidnapped by her father, living a life on the run, hungry, abused and terrified...

I don’t even know if Daddy knew how to tell the truth. His whole life consisted of one lie after the other, but two of the biggest lies told to me were:
1) I’ll never hurt you
2) I’ll never leave you
Daddy did both of these, many, many times.

Of course, the first time he hurt me was by kidnapping me, but compared to the other hurts over the years, the kidnapping was nothing! He hurt me by yelling at me, something he never did until after the kidnapping, and he backhanded me a few times, also something he’d never done to me before running off with me.

He knocked Mama around, a lot, but with me, the few months before he took me from my bed in the middle of the night, he just acted like he hated me…like he wished I’d never been born. That hurt, deeply, but even that didn’t hurt as much as what happened the time we stopped at a motel…



Other books in this series — creative non-fiction/crime fiction:
Trophy Murders is not only an action-packed pure fiction crime story, but I take you deeper into the journey of true events after going to live with Uncle Henry (the cop) and his heavy-handed wife, Olivia. A life I wouldn’t wish on any kid!

Cutter's Revenge continues my story after my adoption. While another fictionalized serial killer stalks our little town, I write my story the way it could have been if...turning my life into a fantastic, exciting, and happy ending!

My Newest Book — non-fiction:
From The Heart is a collection of fifteen poems written from events in my life, including short stories that inspired the writing of each poem. This book is also available in audio with Beth MacEwan narrating. She did a fantastic job bringing life to each poem and story. It is awesome!


NOTE: Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival is NOT a cozy, feel-good book. It's a true story of extreme child abuse and my struggle to survive. It contains strong language and heartbreaking content, but it was my life. The language is toned down in the other books in this trilogy, and the abuse isn't nearly as intense or as often, and tossing in the serial killers does make for a very exciting (even a bit twisted and sadistic) read.

All these books are based on or from events in my life and have received 4 and 5 star reviews. If you still need a gift this Christmas, or would just like a new read for yourself, please consider one or all of my books. Thanks, and Enjoy!

To learn more about the bitter memories trilogy, my new poetry book, plus other books coming soon (just waiting on cover art to be finished), please follow the link below to my website:

http://sj2448.wix.com/suejulsen

Happy New Year to all my friends, followers and fans! My continuing wish for everyone is: peace and joy, an abundance of love and precious memories, and for 2013 to be the greatest year ever!

Thank you, in advance, for your continuing support! I look forward to meeting many more new friends throughout the year, and bringing all of you many more stories to enjoy.


Books currently available:

THE TRILOGY

1) Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival (non-fiction) is written like a novel for easy reading as I begin the true story of my life after being kidnapped by my father:

Living a life on the run, hungry, abused and terrified ... so terrified that I split into multiple personalities ...

This is a truly unforgettable, unnerving story of extreme child abuse and my fight to survive ...

Dedicated to all survivors of abuse, Bitter Memories was written in the hope that exposing these horrors of my own life would educate people and help prevent them from happening to others.

This book is not suitable for everyone! Please read the "NOTE" at the bottom.


2) Trophy Murders (creative non-fiction/crime fiction) mixes fiction with truth for an action-packed crime story as I take you further on the journey of true events after going to live with Uncle Henry (the cop) and his heavy-handed wife, Olivia. A life I wouldn’t wish on any kid:

Trying to deal with problems at school, continuing nightmares from my past, and a narrow-minded, bigoted Olivia, brings me to a dangerous low in my life ...

After a gang moves into the house on the hill and a murdering spree begins, Police Chief Henry Frye (my uncle) is asking himself how many must die before he catches the ones responsible for turning our quiet, peaceful town into a place of terror ...

Still trying to hide his own secrets and lies, Uncle Henry is afraid if I find out the truth it will destroy me ...

But, by not telling the truth, he's afraid his secrets will destroy his own life ...


3) Cutter's Revenge (psychological thriller/crime fiction) mixes about five percent truth with a lot of suspenseful fiction. However, anyone who’s read the other two books will know truth from fiction instantly.

Using many of the same characters, I introduce several new characters — many you’ll love, some you’ll love to hate:

A man believing he has amnesia walks the streets trying to remember who he is; where he came from. In reality, he has blackouts where one or more personalities take over his life, leaving him with no memories of that timeframe ...

As another serial killer, maybe more ruthless than the gang of killers from the previous book, stalks our little town, I continue my story after my adoption, then I lean more toward the way my life could have been IF ...

Officers from area towns join the chase, pursuing a vehicle to a house on a hill. Once inside, the officers stumble upon a delusional maniac hiding in the basement, and a gruesome sight upstairs ...

Henry opens his heart and soul, praying I can forgive him as I learn the truth ...

Turning years of tragedy into a fantastic and exciting read, I bring this part of my story to a close, and with a happy ending!


My Newest Book:

From The Heart (non-fiction) is a collection of fifteen inspirational poems from events in my life. It also includes short stories that inspired the writing of each poem.

Starting with a little background, then moving into my first poem written at age nine after the death of my mother, I expose feelings I've never shared with anyone before now ...

Also available as an audiobook, From The Heart is not only inspirational but truly awesome to listen to as Beth MacEwan, the narrator, brings life to each poem and story.


NOTE: Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache & Survival is NOT a cozy, feel-good book. It is a true story of extreme child abuse and my struggles to survive. It contains strong language and heartbreaking content, however this was my life and,
to tell it any other way, or to cleanup the language, would take actual truth and turn my story into lies — something I'm not, and wasn't, willing to do!

Trophy Murders and Cutter’s Revenge are filled with action, suspense, drama, secrets, a love story, and more. The language is toned down, the abuse is not nearly as intense or as often, and my fictional crimes are a bit twisted and sadistic, but all this only makes for a very exciting, sit-on-the-edge-of-the-chair read!

All my books are based from actual events in my life and have received 4 and 5 star “not paid for” reviews.

To learn more about the bitter memories trilogy, and my book of poetry, please follow the link below to my website:

http://sj2448.wix.com/suejulsen