Diane Sherlock is creating Books & Films
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Thank you so much for your contributions to support my work, especially the memoir to help other trauma survivors. I do not want anyone else to go through what I did, so if this helps someone, it's more than worth it. I broke the generational cycle in my family and if this book breaks the cycle in another family, that's a miracle.

When I was three, I was sexually abused. Not understanding the fallout, I spent years in and out of therapy trying to feel better until a few years ago when I found a therapist trained in trauma, including EMDR. This led me to a psychiatrist and I was finally diagnosed and treated for dysthymia, major depression (recurring), and C-PTSD. 

OTHER PROJECTS: Expand THE GREEN BENCH, about a mother coping with the onset of her son's schizophrenia, into a feature film. 
TV Series with the main character as a survivor of childhood abuse and how that affects every aspect of their life.

My novels DEAD WEIGHTWILLFUL IGNORANCE, and GROWING CHOCOLATE have been described as "roadmaps to emotional recovery." The fourth, WRESTLING ALLIGATORS (Martin Brown) is a dark comedy about three siblings prematurely vying for their mother's money. Aaron Gansky and I co-wrote WRITE TO BE HEARD (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) for beginning writers to find their voice. My short work has appeared in The Rumpus, scissors and spackle, The Citron Review, MO+TH (Bombshelter Press), and A BIRD IN THE HAND: RISK and FLIGHT (Outrider Press). Nominated for the 2011 Pushcart Prize and finalist for the Art Smith Literary Prize. On the film side, I co-owned a production services company for 10 years, am a member of SAG-AFTRA, alum of iOWest, screenwriter of a dozen scripts, produced teleplays, and, of course, THE GREEN BENCH. 

Thank you so much for your contributions to support my work, especially the memoir to help other trauma survivors. I do not want anyone else to go through what I did, so if this helps someone, it's more than worth it. I broke the generational cycle in my family and if this book breaks the cycle in another family, that's a miracle.

When I was three, I was sexually abused. Not understanding the fallout, I spent years in and out of therapy trying to feel better until a few years ago when I found a therapist trained in trauma, including EMDR. This led me to a psychiatrist and I was finally diagnosed and treated for dysthymia, major depression (recurring), and C-PTSD. 

OTHER PROJECTS: Expand THE GREEN BENCH, about a mother coping with the onset of her son's schizophrenia, into a feature film. 
TV Series with the main character as a survivor of childhood abuse and how that affects every aspect of their life.

My novels DEAD WEIGHTWILLFUL IGNORANCE, and GROWING CHOCOLATE have been described as "roadmaps to emotional recovery." The fourth, WRESTLING ALLIGATORS (Martin Brown) is a dark comedy about three siblings prematurely vying for their mother's money. Aaron Gansky and I co-wrote WRITE TO BE HEARD (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) for beginning writers to find their voice. My short work has appeared in The Rumpus, scissors and spackle, The Citron Review, MO+TH (Bombshelter Press), and A BIRD IN THE HAND: RISK and FLIGHT (Outrider Press). Nominated for the 2011 Pushcart Prize and finalist for the Art Smith Literary Prize. On the film side, I co-owned a production services company for 10 years, am a member of SAG-AFTRA, alum of iOWest, screenwriter of a dozen scripts, produced teleplays, and, of course, THE GREEN BENCH. 

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