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Why did (or do) you stay in a hostile relationship?

I’ve had many reasons and excuses for staying in multiple unfaithful, manipulating and hostile relationships. What are or were yours?

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I serendipitously stumbled upon a blog that has already helped me a great deal: Finding the Grace Within from Karen. She has a link-up, titled ‘ 804 more words

Abuse Recovery

How I Write About Rape

My first two books deal with sexual abuse and recovery. Sometimes I have to write about rape in present and past tense.

1 out of every 6 women in the United States has been raped or experienced an attempted rape.  568 more words


Shame and Coldness Damage the Roots From Which One Grows.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which one grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare. 152 more words


Darkly Never After: Fairytales for Adulthood -- The Gold Witch, An Original Fairytale by Laura K. Cowan

Hi guys! I’ve got an original fairytale, The Gold Witch, out in a new anthology called Darkly Never After: Fairytales for Adulthood. The paperback just came out last night, and I wanted to share my story with you here, because it means a lot to me. 2,809 more words

Laura K. Cowan

Pre-Manifesto Publicity Release.

For over a week, I have been working on a Manifesto.

man·i·fes·to : a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer…

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Artists' Date with Kit Gruelle in West Seattle

It’s been a long damned time since I’ve been on an Artist’s Date, and I want to thank Kit Gruelle tremendously for joining me for a much-needed afternoon of fun in West Seattle.   236 more words

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