Carole Avila is an award winning author in short fiction, memoirs, and poetry. Her non-fiction work, The Long Term Effects of Sexual Abuse, is under contract with Spout Hill Press and is based on her personal experience, as well as decades of coaching abuse victims. Eve’s Amulet, Book 1 is published by Black Opal Books, who also awarded a contract for her young adult horror story, Death House. When Carole isn’t writing, she loves reading, walking, visiting her daughters and grandsons, and enjoys a hot cup of chai tea with a spot of cream. See her writing blog at http://caroleavilablog.wordpress.com/. If you’d like more information about the Long Term Effects of Sexual Abuse, or would like to share your private thoughts, please e-mail Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org.