Publish date: 24 July 2018 Copyright 2018 Keira Shae Scholz Cover and Book design: Aubrey Moon and D. Christian Harrision Author Photography by: Erica Thurman Book Design: Andrew Heiss ISBN-13: 978-1-948218-07-8 ISBN-10: 1-948218-07-0
By Common Consent Press 4062 S. Evelyn Dr. Salt Lake City, Utah 84124-2250
In the bosom of Happy Utah Valley, Keira Shae and her family weren't like everybody else. Their home was filthy, their mother was absent, and their cupboards were bare. What began as a disadvantaged existence quickly crumbled as Keira and her siblings grew up under the terror, abuse, and drug culture that their mother brought into the home. The only thing more incredible than their story of survival are the powers that transformed Keira's fears into love, kindness, and resilience. How The Light Gets In is the true story of a girl who went from an impoverished prostitute's daughter to an educated, loved, and empowered woman, wife, and mother.
"The engaging and powerful Keira Shae writes a memoir which is both a warm embrace and a slap in the face. Keira’s writing evinces the burgeoning strength and humility of a true survivor—rising like a phoenix from an abusive past. Keira’s ability to radically love breathes a spirit of redemption into an autobiography filled with rape, prostitution, sexual and physical assault, addiction, and mental illness… the result is a tale filled with sorrow, anger, and compassion—a veritable rollercoaster."--Heather Harris Bergevin, author of Lawless Women
"Equal parts empowering and shocking, Shae helps us hear the silent suffering of innocent children hidden just beyond our view. It's inspiring to see a well-honed writer invite us into the reaches of her heart. From a truly traumatic past to a promising future, Shae's story is a reminder to search for the divine within ourselves and each other."--Julie Nelson, author of Parenting with Spiritual Power
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