The unending accounts of sexual assault on college campuses compelled me to write Survivors’ Dawn.
My goal in writing the novel was NOT to focus on the act itself, but instead to write of the victim’s journey, to tell a story about the strength, courage, and determination of survivors, to describe the difficulties they face in their pursuit of justice, and finally, to offer hope for a future where students can pursue their dreams without fear of being attacked.
As Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens to You” implies, non-victims can never truly know how it feels to be assaulted, but we can try to empathize, and we can try to help. The publisher and I will contribute thirty percent of our proceeds from sales of the novel to It’s On Us, End Rape on Campus, or other like-minded organizations.
Thank you to readers who give me encouragement. It means so much to me. Word of mouth is an incredible thing. Thank you for telling your friends about Survivors’ Dawn.
I’d love to hear what you think of the novel, so please do send me a note. You can get in touch using the contact page on the website, through Twitter, or by sending an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awareness is key to reducing the incidence of sexual assault on campus. Please do your part by taking the It’s On Us pledge and contributing to organizations that are fighting on the front lines.