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“Powerful”, “Compelling”, “A story well worth writing” – this is what people are saying about this honest, and sometimes brutal, true story of one man’s struggle growing up in the shadow of childhood sexual abuse. From his difficulties growing up, to his drug addiction, failed relationships, and struggles with parenthood, the author takes us through the ups and downs of a life spent in the shadows, trying to make sense of the events that formed the basis of his being. Sometimes tragic, sometimes hopeful, but never sugar coated, My Father’s Prostitute – Story of a Stolen Childhood takes the reader on an emotional ride which reminds us that the human spirit is more powerful than the demons that haunt us.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Well, the eReaderNewsToday promo was wildly successful - far more successful that I could have imagined. Never did hit the #1 spot, but as of right now we are #3 in the Child Abuse category, #4 in Dysfunctional Relationships, and #13 for memoirs (#549 overall for all Kindles sold on Amazon). With any luck, that big push will help get the word out. Still receiving emails from people that have been inspired to come forward and tell their stories. That is worth more than any book sales, any day!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

40% lacking strong parental attachment

A recent study, found Here, claims that up to 40% of children lack strong parental attachment, something that is crucial to success later in life. 40% seems awfully high to me, but regardless of the actual number, I think that whatever it is, it's far too many children left without a secure attachment.

Monday, March 24, 2014

and the interview is up over at Also, the Goodreads giveaway ends on Friday. Link is over there --------------> (at least it should be if my formatting is correct anyway). Happy happy Monday!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Wow those author bios are hard to write. Never have been one to sell myself (or anything for that matter) but finally got one put together for my interview to be posted next week at

Monday, March 3, 2014

Awesome review just left: "A courageous and frank narrative of the daily struggle that the abused face. Everyone should read this. Chances are you know someone that that's been through a similar experience, whether you are aware of it or not. The author's message of determination and hope manages to be uplifting even through the darkness. We need more people that are willing to drag tough subjects into the light to be exposed. Steven Whitacre manages to do so in a way that is so compelling that I read the book in one sitting. " That's more than a few people that have sat down and read it straight through. Granted, it's only 132 pages of easy reading, but it's the little things that makes me happy :) Also heard today from 2 more men that have come forward to tell me they had similar experiences in childhood, and thanked me for writing the book. To me, that is worth everything. That is the reason I told my story.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Well, the Kindle version has been out for 1 week as of today, and thanks to all of you who have supported and believed in this project, we have been slowly climbing up the Amazon Best Seller list. #38,831 Paid in Kindle Store #50 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Child Abuse #72 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Parenting & Relationships > Family Relationships > Dysfunctional Relationships

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paperback now available on Amazon. You can Get it here. Please consider leaving a review after you have read it - reviews are the best free marketing tool available, yet they are hard to get. Thanks

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Amazon page is up and can be found HERE. Although not yet available for purchase though that link, I would love it people would leave their reviews there. Amazon reviews are far more effective than reviews on any other site. Still waiting for it to show up on, but I hope soon!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE KINDLE! Get it Here! Regardless of where you purchase your copy, I would appreciate reviews on Amazon - those help spread the word far more effectively than reviews on any other site, and word of mouth is king!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

An awesome 5 star review of My Father's Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood: "An excellent testimony to the devastating effects of child sexual abuse and the fight to bring back a fulfilling life in the aftermath. I hope therapists and 12 step groups around the country buy copies to read and think on as this book should be useful for such professionals and groups. Beautifully courageous to see a man stand up and talk candidly about sexual abuse. Thought provoking, sad, difficult subject matter for sure, this book is compelling and important. Steven gives a roadmap to healing and hope for other men (and women) grappling with the same loneliness and isolation that many survivors of sexual abuse feel. Bravo! This type of a story takes courage and heart to tell!"

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The book was approved yesterday for release to, and all Ingram outlets. It is expected to show up in their catalogs in 6-8 weeks. Just in time for my original April release date (to coincide with National Sexual Assault Awareness Month).

Even better, it is now available on the Nook as of this morning!

Get it here for your NOOK!

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Friday, February 14, 2014

There have been times when I have considered going and pulling the book. Times I've had second thoughts about putting it all out there like this. People have asked me "are you SURE you want to publish that? are you SURE you want people to know what happened?" and then I have my doubts. Maybe I should have held off publishing the book. Maybe I should have not included my full name. Maybe I should delete it all and hope that people don't notice it's gone. Then I get an email. Then another. And yet another. Emails from people telling me how me telling my story has inspired them to find their voice. Emails that begin with "I've never told anybody this, but....". Emails that make me realize that despite the discomfort I may be feeling about releasing such a personal story, it is helping. It is helping people to realize they aren't alone. It is helping steer them towards healing. It is helping them to be understood. And that is why I wrote it. And that is why I take a deep breath and move away from the delete button.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Somebody mentioned they thought they had heard about the book on NPR.  I don't see how they could have, but it got me thinking so I submitted a press release today announcing the release.  It still seems to be a touch subject - not sure the mainstream media will pick it up which is too bad - I believe the message needs to get out there so we, as a society, can stop shaming male survivors of childhood trauma.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Father's Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood was released in e-book format on Feb 6, 2014 and in paperback on Feb 7, 2014 on

Still waiting for it to be accepted by the iBookstore and Nook, but don't anticipate any issues there.  I expect to release it to Amazon and Barnes and Noble sometime later this month.,