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Deflowered Lyric

JJ Staples is the author of "Deflowered Lyric". As she explains her purpose is more than writing. 

"This is a movement to save our children from sexual abuse. I want to educate children and adults about this once forbidden subject that seems to be continually swept under the rug."

Is "Deflowered Lyric" your first book and how did you decide to name 'Lyric' in the title?
Yes Deflowered Lyric is my first book. It lived in my spirit for years and I have finally given birth to my baby, life and my purpose. The name Lyric came about because I start each chapter with a poem.

I named my baby, life and purpose Deflowered Lyric because Deflowered means; “to take away the virginity. 2. To destroy the innocence, integrity, or beauty of: ravage. Lyric means: poetry or blank verse intended to be set to music and sung. Thus coming up with the premise of the novel where the characters, as children had their innocence stolen. Their feelings are described in poetry form with the hopes that one-day they will be able to sing about “How They Got Over.”

If the story of this book were chosen to be movie, whom would you offer the lead role to act as the main character? What is/are the reason(s) for choosing this actress?
"When" this book is chosen to be a movie, (Speaking those things as if they are) I would offer the role to Tisha Campbell because she revealed at 3 years old an older man raped her. She has survived and understands that in order to move past such a devastating episode, one must first expose it, which releases the shame, next understand it was nothing they did wrong, which frees them from being a victim to being victorious and finally allow God to reveal his purpose in the tragedy, and then they will be able to make sense of a senseless act and crime.

“You can no longer be a victim, you have to be victorious at this point. You can’t play the victim because at this point, I’m not saying this to put you down or anything. What I’m saying is that he is winning, and you are allowing him to win. You are making a conscious decision to harm yourself, to hurt yourself and allow this person to still have dominion over your life. You can’t do that anymore.” 
Tisha Campbell

What is your story behind writing, what inspired you to write this fictional story about sexual abuse?
As a child of 3 or 4 a child 9 years older than myself molested me. I believe I was commanded to write this fictional story as a part of my purpose. I chose to make the book fictional in an effort to reach not only those who had experiences but others who were not victims of molestation, rape or incest, in an effort for us all to band together and stop this atrocity from happening to our children.

Do you plan to write a series of books related to this genre? If not, which other genre(s) will you like to explore writing on?
I do plan to write a second book from Deflowered Lyric as the ending of the first book suggest that a second book needs to follow to close up some loose ends that Deflowered Lyric purposely left open. From there I will explore other genres as the mood hits. However, my aim to keep my writing signature the same, that is to start each chapter with a poem no matter the genre. Poetry is my real passion.

There are very powerful articles' of true-life stories (on your website); one was even about a woman leading to arson charges. How are you affected by this kind of non-fiction? What do you wish you could do?
This type of non-fiction confirms the need for me to walk in my purpose as another child has been victimized and a parent has retaliated. There is a character in Deflowered Lyric that experiences the type of response. She tells of what it cost her and how she turned this negative into a positive. It also brings about a sense of urgency for me to begin speaking, educating and holding our Politicians responsible for laws that assures victims and families safety first then justice without humiliation.

Because the author believes in Deflowered Lyric and wants to share the story, she is offering on a free digital versions for the next few days. (August 25th-29th)

Deflowered Lyric Reviewed by JaamZIN on 11:16:00 AM Rating: 5
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