Every Child is Entitled to Innocence
Posted April 13, 2012on:
This is a re-post of a previous blog. There has been a change to the publisher’s website and the book is being offered FREE for the next couple of days to get the word out. So I decided to share it again with all of my wonderful followers. You might want to check it out and please share with your friends; Every Child is Entitled to Innocence
I am proud to have my story, Good Hands, included in this inspiring publication, along with other amazing stories by talented writers.
This is part of the forward to the book:
In 2010 more than 14.5 million children, or adults on behalf of children, contacted child helplines around the world. Experiences collated from different child helplines reveal that children calling for assistance are often in need of shelter, medical, emotional support or guidance, are in need of support during a family crisis, during abuse (physical/emotional/sexual), in need of repatriation, or in need of support for school related problems.
On behalf of all of the child helpline counsellors across the globe who are there for children in need at all hours of the day and night, I would like to thank Dr Niamh Clune & Orangeberry Books for bringing this collection of stories about childhood together. These stories help remind us of the power of sharing our experiences, happy and sad alike. Every child who contacts a child helpline is reaching out, making sure their voices are heard, and that their problems do not go unnoticed and untreated. These stories do the same.
Nenita La Rose, Executive Director.
Says initiator of the project, Dr. Niamh Clune, “I met many writers through the Internet that experienced difficult childhoods yet have overcome their brutal beginnings. I wanted to make the first Plum Tree publication a celebration of creative imagination. This powerful friend of damaged children plays an essential role in an abused child’s recovery. Gathering this series of stories was a joy. Plun Tree Books has developed special, vibrant relationships with contributors and has forged many lasting friendships.
We encouraged happy stories that reflected the innocence of childhood when infants feel wrapped in the warmth of loving arms. We wanted to contrast these with the sad ones, making them stand out in relief against a bright backdrop. We felt this comparison would demonstrate, without explanation, what happens when innocence is stolen. In this book, the reader will find many wonderful, heart-warming stories; whilst the sad ones demonstrate the magnificence of the human spirit as it triumphs against all the odds.”
The e-book can be ordered from Amazon.com
Visit http://www.wix.com/niamhclune/everychild for more information
Thank you Niamh for putting this project together and for including the story about my wonderful father who provided an innocent and memorable childhood for me.