Jill, your interview is fantastic! I don't know why it wouldn't play for me before, but I'm so glad you alerted me to it. You are really good on camera--confident and accessible. The story at the end about the girl who told her teacher is particularly powerful. Warmest congratulations to you! I know your book will truly make a positive difference for children and their families.
Jill, I'm so sorry I didn't see this message until now! I was traveling the past few weeks and lost touch with SheWrites temporarily. How exciting about the interview! The video isn't loading for me. :( Is there another place where I can see it? I'll keep trying...
Jill -- first, let me apologize, as I'm only now seeing that you left me a message! I don't know how I missed it. Anyway, your interview is wonderful! And your book is incredibly important. In the interview, I think you delivered your message clearly -- perfectly -- and with warm, caring authority. Very important work! Thank you for letting me know about it. Sue
Jill, I'm looking forward to watching it when I get home (speaking engagement tonight). But I can already tell you I'm so glad to find this, both for the work that I've done as a counselor as well as in my own family. I would love to interview you on my blog, if you are game...or maybe on RichmondMOM, a site I'm a columnist for. Maybe we could roll it into one interview and I"ll use it both places. Let me know!
Fantastic interview, Jill, and the book looks to be sorely needed. I have five grandchildren and their parents have had this talk with each of them. If another grandchild comes along (hopehopehope), this book will be on my gift-giving list when he/she turns 3. I will look for it the next time I go to the bookstore. You managed to get a lot of excellent information across to the viewer in one short interview. Good luck with the book.
Thank you for letting me know about the interview, Jill. I think it is completely wonderful. You packed a ton of key prevention information into a short segment. You come across as authoritative, caring, approachable, smart, and committed. The storys about your own child, and child clients you have worked with, helped me stay engaged. Thank you for writing the book and speaking out about this taboo subject! I will send the link to a friend.
jill, I receieved my copy of your book today!! It looks just great -- doesn't Victor do a good job?
I have posted my Review on amazon but B&N won't allow me to post because I have not purchased a bood through them.
I have completed a full manuscript, but have been unable to decide on what I feel is the right focus to really bring it together and haven't shown it to a publisher.
In the meantime I have been writing vignettes in quite a different voice and style - two have been published (Tears in the Fence, 50; BRAND 6 - there's an extract from this on my new website dianagittins.co.uk - you might find it interesting as it concerns secrets) and I have just submitted one to Creative Nonfiction (it concerns abuse by my mother - I'll be most surprised if they take it!)
I do hope the book gets all the success it deserves!
FANTASTIC!! I have already e-mailed a link about your book to my therapist, recommending it for use in his practice. Your interview was insightful and very informative. I really appreciate that you emphasize that most perpetrators are known to kids-- I urge kids to tell a teacher, too.
That's exactly how I wrote my novel "Shadows and Wings" ... and then added three more to the children, but I resonate totally! I even had the same daily word limits! And now, 11 years and many nap times later, it is…"