Meet the Author: Erin Ireland and find out why she wrote A Voice in the Night
The assaulting truth about abuse! Erin Ireland lays it out for you… In a book titled: A Voice in the Night: Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life.
Welcome, Erin Ireland. It’s great to have you at 4writersandreders today. Can you give us a short bio, so our readers can find out why you wrote “A Voice in the Night”? I’ve read it and highly recommend it to those who are living with abuse and those who want to find out how they can help in the struggle against domestic violence.
Erin Ireland writes for those who feel they have no voice. She is a woman who has spent many years observing the abuse of others. Her experiences have been many in the direction of others who suffer in silence with isolation, controlled obsessions, verbal abuse, Superior attitudes, deceit, jealousy, physical, and sexual assaults, and many more indignities suffered everyday by beautiful people.
Erin Ireland has suffered a great deal of abuse in her own life, and writes from her heart when explaining what she feels is an inappropriate act against another.
Her passion for the subject of abuse runs deep, and reflects in her sometimes overpowering expressions of what she would like to change in life for you. She wishes for all to come to her website, feel welcome, and hopes that all will find some refuge and enlightenment here.
Erin Ireland is a nom de plume, in order to protect the innocent. She will always speak her mind and the truth for the betterment of all those who seek answers and comfort.
Erin Ireland has written a book Titled, A Voice in the Night: Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life. This is a book to help others bypass the long-suffering that can be eliminated if they can learn to view the traits of an abuser early on.
She is writing for others to see the light. Erin hopes for them be a lamp unto themselves. She wishes for them to find their safe ground to stand on, before they have spent their entire lives wondering: what it is that they have done to deserve such demeaning treatment? Abuse is a conditioning that can be unlearned. Every human being is entitled to an abuse free life.
Synopsis of A Voice in the Night:
This book is a Lamp to find your peace and to know your rights as a human being.This truly is “A Voice in the Night” for all who wish to be happier in their relationships or simply happier without their abusive relationship. Are you not sure whether your mate is actually abusive? Erin Ireland has laid it out for you. When you finish reading this book you will know the ingredients for a solid relationship and the specifics of when your mate has crossed the abusive line.
A Book for young people to find a safe ground to stand on. It is a message for all ages to take notice of the treatment they allow from others. So many never realize how much abuse they do submit to, thinking they are merely sucking it up for the betterment of the relationship.
What prompted you to write a book about domestic abuse and violence, Erin?
Writing this book has been an ongoing project for the last two years. After my stretch of homelessness, I wanted to express my thoughts and my experiences with others. I felt that all I had left in this life was my voice. I had experiences that could be shared to help others.
In my desperation to start my life over, I realized that I had become an expert in what not to accept in a relationship. What to look for to remove yourself from danger. I realized in writing a self-help book to free others, that I would be providing a service to those who need help, for those who don’t realize they are abused, and for those who don’t think they deserve better.
Writing this book means I can give to the world a gift of safety. It means I can move on from my nightmare while helping others move on from theirs. I wrote this book because I want to leave the world a message that lives on long after I am gone. Finding safe ground is my hope for all who live in a world of submission, control, emotional distress, physical abuse and all other forms of abuse.
Do you have a favorite line from the book?
Excerpt from Chapter 12
“Realize that you have made the right decision. Allow yourself to cry. You have the right to cry and mourn what you have lost, but also remember what you have gained.”
What was the hardest part about writing A Voice in the Night?
The most difficult parts of writing this book were the times I had to revisit the abusive experiences in order to relate to others what I had been through and what they may have to go through if they refuse to leave the unsafe situation. Also the trials I had to endure while trying to publish my book were monumental.
During the time I had finished the last edit and the time I was to be published, I was struck with yet more disaster. Last November, less than a year ago, new neighbors moved into an apartment over mine and started cooking some kind of a chemical. It smelled like cherries and made me sick.
It seeped down into my apartment and caused my blood pressure to rise to 220/110. The authorities refused to do anything. I went to the hospital by ambulance and stayed for three days, came home and had another heart event three times in eight days. It was back to the hospital again. Finally I found myself homeless once again, and this time much like the last time, everything I owned was destroyed.
The disgusting smell on everything shot my blood pressure up as soon as I was near it. All had to be thrown out. I slept in my car, I rented a room, I stayed in a hotel. In the end I moved into a new apartment with almost nothing, and started my life over again.
I had no computer, my files had been destroyed and I lost the final edit of my book to be published. I went nine months without being online or able to write. Finally my son bought me a new computer. My friends and editor had a copy of my book in the final edit. I immediately got busy and made sure all was in proper form. We prepared for the book launch. My daughter helped me, and at last, A Voice in the Night was born!
How can our readers get a copy of your book?
These are the links below to view the book: A Voice in the Night: Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life
To Purchase this Book
I have stated in A Voice in the Night that I am writing another book to follow this one. The next book will be a memoir titled: Silent Screams. This book will be about what a tormented woman went through and how the system did not help her. It will tell the stories of living locked in one room, how she survived gassings and poisonings, living above the ridicule of relatives who didn’t believe her, the people who died around her during this time, and how each day it took its toll for a woman who just lived to stay alive one more day, for three very long excruciating years.
Erin, it’s been a privilege and a pleasure to have you with us today. Readers: find out more about Erin Ireland and her story of overcoming domestic abuse below. She’s also given us links to crucial self-help sites to visit and share with loved ones. I highly recommend A Voice. Erin and I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Here is my review on Amazon: “ABUSE often goes undetected by outsiders and can even be ignored by the abused who often lay the blame on themselves rather than the abuser… FIND OUT MORE about how to help stop abuse from an author who’s been there and not only survived, but has thrived. First, you’ll learn to recognize abuse. That’s what Erin Ireland did. Readers will also learn how to help stop abuse and how to get out of an abusive situation.” ~ Bette A. Stevens
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How to help a friend who is being abused:
Emotional Abuse Recognized in Seconds (EARS)