Outskirts Press Announces the Release of New Memoir by L.D. Smith: Shatter the Silence


Adult survivors of abuse and molestation and those with mental illness are often told to remain silent, to discuss their lives in dark corners and in hushed tones. Shatter the Silence seeks to break that cycle.   

Outskirts Press Announces the Release of New Memoir by L.D. Smith: Shatter the Silence

October 1, 2017 – Denver, CO, and Indianapolis, IN – Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—announces the release of Shatter the Silence, a memoir by L.D. Smith that chronicles a lifetime struggle with mental illness.

[Shatter the Silence] Smith knew life had been different for her, harder than it should have been. At the age of 12, she began feeling sad much more often than her friends, who seemed fairly happy with their lives. But it was at age 12 that the sexual abuse began and Smith first attempted suicide.

In Shatter the Silence, Smith candidly and eloquently tells the story of her own journey—and it is not pretty. She has survived domestic abuse, childhood trauma, molestation, the loss of a child, infertility, and a constant, strong desire to end it all. Diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder—and treated with a mind-boggling array of drugs and electroshock therapy over the years—Smith knows that her story is, unfortunately, a reality for so many others.

“I wrote this book so anyone who finds themselves alone in the dark can see a light and know they are not alone. I want them to know the things they are thinking and feeling are normal for those of us who have travelled this path. More than anything I want to give them hope that they can experience peace and even happiness. Life will not always be this way. I would never pretend that everything will disappear and there will be no more bad days, but you can learn to cope without drugs, alcohol, self-injury, or suicide,” Smith explains.

She invites her readers to join her and learn what being strong really entails—to know that it is possible to stand proud and speak loudly the story of survival.

For more information, visit the author’s website at outskirtspress.com/bookstore/ShattertheSilence.

At 448 pages, Shatter the Silence is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more, and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the nonfiction / memoir category.

ISBN: 978-1-4787-9139-3                Format: 6 x 9 paperback        Retail: $25.95

ISBN: 978-1-4787-9166-9                 Format: 6 x 9 hardback          Retail: $35.95

ISBN: 978-1-4787-9229-1                 Format: iPad                           Retail: $9.99               eBook: $5.00

Genre: BIOGRAPHY / Self-Help

About the Author: L.D. Smith graduated magna cum laude from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science and currently works for a global company managing clinical drug trials. She lives with her husband, two tabby cats, and a schipperke. She has two grown children who attend Ball State University and live near her home in Muncie, Indiana. In her free time, L.D. enjoys writing, quilting, and crocheting.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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