The Abused And Abuser

Amelia Stephen Author Interview

Love, Kisses and Crazy White Jackets follows the emotional journey of finding your soul mate and, having things turn bad, then having to make a hard decision for your future. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I actually wrote my story as a source of self therapy. One day at work, the high school girl who was in the work study program, who worked a couple hours a day with us, asked what I was writing during my break.  I told her.  She asked if she could read it.  Although it was very personal, I let her read it.  She read the original and told me she loved it.  She had only read the first 10 chapters.  A few more people read it and they all said I should actually write to publish.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about? 

As I wrote, I sent every chapter to Michael, (Mitch) and we talked about each chapter after he read it. He gave me the validation I guess I needed. He gave me a wide explanation of why he felt he acted in that way, not excuses, but for the first time, he said he was able to see himself through my eyes.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you were younger?

Michael and I discussed it and we felt I should publish our story. Not because it’s more remarkable and violent than anybody else’s who has gone through it, but because it helped him, the abuser, find himself and understand that he wasn’t the terrible person he always felt he was, but that he should have reached out to those who could help him through his terrible circumstances. This book wasn’t only written one sided, but was written with both sides told, that of the abused and abuser. We wanted to help other young people facing the same situations.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

Sadly, Michael passed away in April of 2017 after reading the published story of us. I was told he carried the book around for the last 7 months of his life. I think his passing holds me back from celebrating the accomplishment of my book because he is no longer here too celebrate it with.

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Not everyone meets their soul mate in their lifetime, but nobody expects to meet their soul mate when theyre in the formative teen years. Growing up feeling invisible, Amelia meets a boy who sees her and makes her feel visible and special. From the first moment she looked into his eyes, she saw a confused, sad, and chaotic soul, yet she had a peaceful acceptance of it.

He soon becomes aggressive toward her, but she doesnt want to give up. Loving him felt right, but she found that staying with him was wrong. The pain of having to let go of the one soul who made her visible and whom she would forever feel connected to forever was a heart-wrenching decision she had to make.

Years later, she receives a letter that doesnt excuse his actions but helps her understand why his soul was so sad, confused, and chaotic.

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