APRIL is Child Abuse Awearness Month. DANNY, a book on the issues of child abuse was written and published by author Linda Nance March 29, 2013. It is the touching realistic story of an abused child by the name of Steven, who’s best friend is rather unusual. In fact Danny is not of this world. Yet Danny knows things past, present and future that helps Steven through his journey to escape the horrors of ultimate betrayal. Abused by those who should have protected and loved him the most. It’s not a popular subject, but one that Linda addresses because of her love for children dealing with and recovering from child abuse. -readers review by Carol Dabney
DANNY by author Linda Nance
Linda says of her lastest project DANNY, “I have a secret I can not resist sharing. It seems like a miracle that Danny is here NOW. I have not officially launched it but found out this morning it is a book you could hold in your hand. The kindle is next….”
Danny by Linda Nance
A young child trapped in a nightmare life had a special friend. His friend said, “You can call me Danny.” Danny was his only friend. Feeling alone, abused, isolated and lost, a young child needed someone. No one but Steven could see or hear Danny. Was Danny imagination?
A young child trapped in a nightmare life had a special friend. His friend said, “You can call me Danny.” Danny was his only friend. Feeling alone, abused, isolated and lost, a young child needed someone. No one but Steven could see or hear Danny. Was Danny imagination, a friendly ghost there protecting, or was there more to this entity than anyone might suspect? Steven began to think Danny might be a Guardian Angel but angel or evil…only time would tell….. because Steven would tell no one and betray his friend and that friend was there to stay. Tragedy and chaos, murder and an end to life as Steven had known, erupted in his household in the dark of night. Three young boys fled and that night would change their lives forever. It was filled with death and disaster. If it was a new beginning or a new nightmare of a different kind, only time would tell….and we can not forget Danny. This is a story you will not soon forget. April is the National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Danny is a story of a young child living a nightmare life of abuse and neglect. The pain of abuse at any age, is one that has consequences. There are those who are stronger and live lives determined to never repeat the horrors they endured but there are others who survive in other ways. Feeling alone and vulnerable allows a person to be victimized even more in many instances. Danny is a story of all that and more. There may come a day we suspect a person is being abused and want to help, finding it is more difficult that we dreamed. If we dare to care and not give up, one by one we might make a difference. If we make a difference for even one person, it may mean the world to that one soul. The idea that there might be more things in this world than meet the eye or that we might be able to see and understand, can give insight to a story that will take you beyond the abuse into the world lived by this child. This is more than a story of abuse and survival. This is a story that may haunt you in memory but remind us of what there can be in this world. I hope it reminds us to find heart, hope and tolerance to those who suffer or need help. I hope we have the courage to look and see, trying to make a difference. This is a story you will know this child and feel from the depths of his inner-being instead of hearing his story. There may be a cold chill travel your spine as you begin to understand even more of this tale. We can call him Danny, but can we say who he really is?
About the Author
Linda Nance is an author in rural Arkansas who loves family, friends, writing, arts, crafts and so much more who is working to make dreams come true. She writes in several genres including writing and illustrating children’s books. Novels, short stories, fiction, non fiction, children’s books and art are just the beginning as she has so much more planned. She founded a writers group dedicated to people helping people with the writing and projects making dreams come true. It has expanded online allowing writers from around the world to share information, support and inspiration.
“DANNY IS HERE….NOW… I May be gone soon but will be back. I have been so determined to get the novel Danny released by April 10. It is here now. If you want a book you can hold in your hands it is here now at”
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Linda Nance is the founder of the Northeast Arkansas Writers Club that meets regularlly in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Thanks to Linda authors come from all over Arkansas to share book and marketing ideas. We even help each other with editing and illustrations. -Carol Dabney authordabney.wordpress