Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Writers' Wednesday: New Blog Shares Stories of Strength

Welcome to Wednesday. This week's guest is a familiar friend with a slightly different story to share.

Contemporary romance author and poet Kellie Kamryn has introduced a segment on her blog that's devoted to stories of people who have survived and escaped situations of abuse.

Please tell us about the feature, Kellie.

I've been fortunate to meet individuals who wish to share their stories of emotional and physical abuse to inspire other individuals to reach out and get help to make positive change in their lives. It is a collection of essays, each one different each week.

These brave individuals share their stories of how they left, or in some cases, escaped abusive situations. Each story is different, but the main thing is that these people are fighters. Even though they were faced with difficult times, each one of them chose to believe they had the power to change their situation. We hope to inspire others to realize how much power they have over their lives, and that they too can make a change. If you wish to leave a comment, please remember that these stories are to remain anonymous. If you think this sounds like someone you know, please don't use names. We wish to protect the innocent.

That's a wonderful idea, Kellie, and I wish you the very best. THE STORY section of the blog appears on Mondays.

Come back and see us when your next book is released.

Thanks Barb.

Visit Kellie at:

And I'll see you all next Wednesday. Have a wonderful week.


  1. It is wonderful idea. I read that first post...brought me to tears. Glad you're doing this segment.
    Can't wait for your trilogy of gymnastic books to come out!

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    I felt the same when I read Kellie's first story. This should be a wonderful help for many.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Kellie, your post is my next stop. What a wonderful concept. Most all women will identify with the abusive relationship stories. If we haven't been there, we've had near misses. Thank you, and keep up the good work.
    Diana Locke

  4. sorry I'm late to comment. I didn't realize this was going up so soon! Thank you, Barb, for sharing what I'm trying to do - bring awareness to an issue that is often still ignored and to let others in similar situations know they are not alone and that there is help out there.