For Immediate Release (Dallas, TX) Former award-winning educator turned novelist, Sylvia Hornback felt the story of her latest book, "Jeanne," was a necessary, albiet, painful one to tell. Based on numerous stories told to her by abused women, Hornback created a character to embody the strength of these women she had known personally, as well as using anecdotes from her own life.
"I lived with my own grandmother for five years while the rest of my family lived next door," says Hornback. "It seemed normal at the time, but the rejection had a long-term effect. In the book, Jeanne has two brothers and her younger brother Robby is a special needs child. This character is based on my own younger brother, Cary, who was an angel here on earth for twenty-three years. In my years as an educator, I observed children and their families being torn apart by[…] Source: Christian Music