Shelly's newest book is a memoir for women struggling to grapple with the aftereffects of toxic manipulation and control. From her childhood in a cult, to her long journey of breaking free, Shelly takes us into the heart and soul of a young woman coping with the complexities of  post-trauma recovery. To view her proposal in an online Google doc, click here. Download the PDF version by clicking the download icon (not available on mobile). Thank you for considering this project for publication.

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“MOST CULTS WILL SPEND A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME INFORMING US THAT WE’RE DESPERATELY WICKED, THEN TEACHING US HOW MUCH WE SHOULDN’T BE. PERHAPS THE CIRCLE THEY CALLED UNBROKEN CAN EXPAND TO EMBRACE HUMANITY RATHER THAN KEEP THE DIVIDE IT HAS PRIDED ITSELF IN FOR CENTURIES.”