Donna Friess' "Cry the Darkness" Winner in 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards and Honorable Mention at International Paris Book Festival!
San Juan Capistrano author Dr. Donna L. Friess was recently notified that her debut memoir is being honored at the International Paris Book Festival.
Her best-selling "Cry the Darkness: One Woman's Triumph Over the Tragedy of Incest," H.I.H Publishing, 2013, 2nd edition, won Winner in the Women's Issues category for the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards and Honorable Mention in Non-fiction against hundreds of competitors. Donna is in Paris for the May 27th Awards Dinner.
This gripping autobiography describes the chilling legal battle she and her sisters endured to stop their father from continuing to molest his four year-old granddaughter. The story takes the reader on an eerie journey back to the turn of the last century as it uncovers the cultural and familial secret of incest. The successful outcome of this case helped to impact change in both state and federal laws to protect women and children.
Donna has followed up "Cry the Darkness" with her latest book, "Cherish the Light: One Woman's Journey from Darkness to Light," the intimate story of Donna's life after she faced the worst nightmare a daughter can face; having to stop daddy from molesting her four-year-old niece. In the wake of that legal battle, Donna became a crusader for women and children. These pages reflect the soul deep thoughts and attitudes which have allowed her to emerge from her own devastating childhood. Today she is a strong, happy and positive woman.
Cry the Darkness is a classic in child abuse prevention literature. Both books are available in print and Kindle versions at www.amazon.com as well as her website www.drdonnafriess.com.