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Vernon Ennels grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and now makes Arizona home for he and his family. After a long day at work in the business world…he found that writing his book was most productive in the evening hours sitting by his swimming pool. Vernon holds a BS and an MBA in Business Management.  “I was inspired to write my book thinking of my own six-year-old son,” he asserted.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

Author website: www.vernonennels.com

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/vernon.ennels

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Vernonennels

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vernonennels/

About the Book:

Page six of Vernon Ennels, Jr. book, THERE’S SOMETHING YOUR SON NEEDS TO TELL YOU, reads, “I still remember his face, his breath, and hear his voice demand me to lie on my stomach. He would down my pants my mother so proudly dressed me in. And then my Superman underwear…When he was done, he walked me to school and warned me, ‘If you tell anyone, I’ll kill your mother.’”

Author Vernon Ennels, Jr. lived with the horrible secret of being sexually abused and ashamed for some 40 years before he was able to recently summon the courage to tell his own family. “Studies show that one in six men have been sexually abused,” said Mr. Ennels. “Most are afraid to talk about it.”

This book reflects the experiences of males, specifically black males, but encourages both men and women and those from various racial backgrounds to recognize the signs of sexual and mental abuse and to combat the epidemic. “My book,” emphasized Mr. Ennels, “is a mirror of my abuse to shed light on an on-going issue to inspire others to take immediate action when they suspect child sexual abuse. #Saveoursons is my mission to help spread awareness and spark change to save current and future victims of sexual child abuse.”

Forty-something Vernon Ennels, Jr. says his new book THERE’S SOMETHING YOUR SON NEEDS TO TELL YOU  is an “open letter” that prompts other men to step forward and share their very own experiences of child sexual abuse in order to save other young boys from the hands of an abuser.

My moniker ‘Save Our Sons’ encourages discourse and social activism to help boys and men who have been sexually abused,” said Mr. Ennels. “Many, many people believed these victims were lying, making up a story for attention. Since I am a certified ‘non-celebrity’ I wrote my book for every child abuse victim out there who is terrified of stepping forward.”

ORDER YOUR COPY:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ROniJL

Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/30fPMzh

Xulon Press: https://bit.ly/2Ns26L6

Would you call yourself a born writer? 

No, this is my first book. Never thought I’ll ever write a book.

What was your inspiration for There’s Something Your Son Needs To Tell You? 

My 6 year old son. When I look at him I saw myself at his age and realize I was abused at 6 years old.

What themes do you like to explore in your writing?

Sexual Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Mental Illness, Masculinity, Christianity, and Empowerment

How long did it take you to complete the novel?

I completed the novel in 3 months.

Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.

In order to stay focus I had to cut a few people off. Because I travel for work I found myself writing at night in the hotel room or next to the pool when no one was around.

What did you find most challenging about writing this book?

Reliving my experience was extremely difficult.

What do you love most about being an author?

Hearing others stories and how my book gave them a voice to share their story.

Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision? 

I decided to self-publish my first book. I was happy with my decision at the end but it was a little stressful during the process. When you self-publish the all the weight falls on you.

Where can we find you on the web?

Website: www.vernonennels.com

Instagram: @vernonennels

Facebook: Facebook.com/VernonEnnelsOfficial

Facebook.com/VernonEnnels

Twitter: @VernonEnnels

 

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