Well, the book, Consensual Consequences: A True Story of Life with a Registered Sex Offender, is in print! :)
Here is a link: http://www.rdrpublishers.com/catalog/item/3014102/8346635.htm
The book is not yet available on Amazon as far as I know... but, 10% of all sales will be donated to www.sosen.org.
I have not yet received my first order of books, but I am anticipating their arrival. Any minute now... (tapping fingernails on desk...)
I have realized that I am unable to set up a way to market the books myself via my Paypal account since any payments made to me will show the buyer my real name and address. For someone who has gone to the trouble to write a book igcognito, that wouldn't work very well now, would it?
So, for now, I suppose I will have to disperse my load of books to just my friends and family, plus if I get any appearances on radio or even TV (hey, a girl can dream, can't she???) then I can take them with me to distribute in person. As long as I find a suitable blond wig, hat and sunglasses to wear, right?
Not that my identity is all that important. I'm afraid that if anyone were to go to the trouble to find out who I really am, they would be sorely disappointed. I am not a celebrity by any standard and will quite likely be happy the rest of my life if I never become one. My story in the book is true, every word of it. I did not elaborate one iota from any and all events that actually happened. I am no James Fray, believe me. (If you don't know who that is, Google him).
I also don't consider my story one that is all that remarkable, either. It is probably very typical in the life of any family across this country that lives with such a horrible label as "Registered Sex Offender". No one dies in the book and there are no Shawshank Redemption type stories in it either. Truthfully, I consider ourselves very lucky in many regards. We live in an area that (so far) has not proved to be problematic for my hubby and his status, plus he at least has a steady job, which is a miracle in itself. I know of many other such registered sex offenders who are not so lucky and who have suffered tragic deaths at the hands of vigilantes seeking revenge against someone who is basically just a harmless person.
Having said all that, I am hoping the book will shed light onto what it is like to have to live life in America as a registered sex offender or having one in your family. If you think the laws only affect the offenders and no one else, then think again. The atrocities put forth on our family is nothing short of incredibly unjust - especially for our eight year old daughter.
She was the very motivation behind this book. America needs to wake up...
Help spread the word, my friends!