Morgantown, WV (PressExposure) June 30, 2011 -- Award-winning journalist Daleen Berry has released her debut book, Sister of Silence in eBook format. Sister of Silence is available in eBooks for Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iBookstore, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Border's Kobo, Sony eReader and Google's eBookstore, which provides eBooks for several eReader devices. In addition to those outlets, the Sister of Silence eBook is available worldwide at over 1,000 sources including libraries, schools and online booksellers.
Sister of Silence, the first of Berry's memoir trilogy, is an inspirational self-help book, which covers the amazing story of Berry's personal journey. Berry married a coal miner who kept her barefoot and pregnant. By twenty-one she had four children. She went from being a teen mom to an award-winning journalist, determined to break the silence that shatters women and children's lives.
Sister of Silence http://www.nellieblybooks.com deals with Berry's personal battle to forgive herself and let go of the shame and guilt that arose from sexual, physical and psychological abuse beginning at age 13.
"Whenever I told my story, people came forward and said other women needed to hear it," Berry said. "They convinced me I had to swallow my fears about what people would think of me once they knew my truth, and just do it."
After retiring with more than 30 years of experience as an agent and instructor at the FBI's academy in Quantico, Va., Kenneth V. Lanning wrote the book's foreword. "Berry's story is ultimately one of survival and hope for victims," Lanning said. A national expert, Lanning is also a founding member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
"Sister of Silence is an inspirational memoir," Dr. Jackie Campbell, Ph.D., RN, a nursing professor at Johns Hopkins University, said. "It's a wake-up call for all of us to help end the silence, to make it easier for our sisters to speak up when this happens to them and to confront the violence against women and girls." Campbell is considered one of the nation's leading expert on domestic violence.
After interviewing Berry for an hour-long segment that aired March 8, 2011 on The Bob Edwards Show, Sirius XM Radio Host and Author Bob Edwards commented, "Almost never is an interview subject so open or so candid about the most intimate details of the most horrible moments of her life. Daleen is a very brave women and I hope her story will help other girls and women . . . Daleen you are a magnificent storyteller."
The Sister of Silence eBook (ISBN 978-0-9837342-2-2), published by First Edition Design eBook Publishing in Sarasota FL on June 27, 2011, differs from the print book. The eBook contains a free special bonus chapter from the author's next book, Lethal Silence, to be published this fall. This book is an academic text that looks at four case studies involving families whose lives were shattered by a lethal silence that left children dead, and the role such stressors as sexual abuse, teen pregnancy, depression and domestic violence played.
Ms. Berry is a national expert on domestic violence who has written for newspapers in Maryland, Texas, California and West Virginia. She is a freelance reporter who has written about mothers who kill their children for The Daily Beast. Among her many awards for writing, editing and public speaking are three from the Maryland-Delaware-DC and West Virginia Press Associations. Her student staff also received a record number of awards from the Society of Collegiate Journalists while under her leadership. Sister of Silence was awarded first-place in the West Virginia Writer's Competition. In 1990, Berry received a first-place award for investigative journalism from the West Virginia Press Association while reporting for The Preston County Journal/News.
Berry has reported and edited many newspapers, including The Charleston Gazette, The Bridgeport News, The Clarksburg Exponent, The Dominion Post, The Tracy Press, The Preston County Journal/News and The Kingsville Record. She also wrote for The Associated Press.
For more information about Sister of Silence or Daleen Berry, visit http://www.nellieblybooks.com or daleenberry.com.
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