Kyle J. Anderson
Jake didin't think his sexuality was a big deal, until it was time to tell people. With reluctance, it was finally time to let his mother, a devout Christian woman, in on his secret. The happy, innocent boy that existed in Jake slowly dies with each thoughtless word speweed by his mother, and it isn't long before he becomes an inhabitant of the darkness. He is met with great depression and nightmares that soon become his comfort.
Things don't stop when Jake's mother comes around. In part two, Jake finds himself in an abusive relationship that is seemingly impossible to escape.
Recovery is just around the corner, but getting there proves to be the struggle of a lifetime.
I started writing when I was 16, but didn't find my literary voice until this last year with the completion of my debut novel, Recovery. It was a struggle finding that distinct voice, and to work through the process I wrote and released two chapbooks of poetry. I'm always up for a challenge when it comes to writing, so that hard work finding my voice may be tossed aside if I decide to venture into a totally different realm. I think as artists we need to keep ourselves fresh in order for inspiration to keep flowing.
Writing aside, I love spending time with my Chihuahua named "Pippin" who I adopted with my boyfriend late last summer. He keeps us on our toes, but nothing keeps me going like my two jobs. I work with two autistic individuals nearly every day, and have been in the mental health field for a solid two years. I love the work I do with them, and although the hours are crazy and demanding, it's the most rewarding thing I've ever done. I'm also a music lover and there is nothing more relaxing than listening to Sade, Adele, or Sarah McLachlan with a glass of wine or cocktail at night.
I'm very excited for you all to read my work and join me on this journey!