National Domestic Violence Prevention Month

In my book published by Westbow Press titled, “Screen Door” I wrote about the domestic violence (then called wife-beating) I experienced as a child.  From a child’s perspective, living with this type of violence can turn your world upside down.  Trying to figure out how the man you love most in the world, your father, could hurt your mother so severely and heartless.  A child...

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New Book Titled – SCREEN DOOR: A MEMOIR

New Book Titled – SCREEN DOOR: A MEMOIR

Article printed from the Co-op City Times: Co-op City woman publishes her second memoir detailing the painful events of her childhood By BILL STUTTIG Three years ago, Section 5 resident Sharon D. Smith made a name for herself after she wrote and published a memoir entitled My Life at the World Trade Center which detailed her life as a young struggling mother who, one day on a whim, applied for...

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New Year 2014

Starting a new year with new aspirations, new hopes and dreams can be challenging.  Here we are, one and a half months into the year 2014 and already so much has occurred.  We are experiencing severe weather across the nation, even around the world; snowstorms, floods, severe droughts and fires, intermingled with earthquakes and record-breaking negative cold temperatures!  Added in for good...

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No One Should Cry on Christmas Day

This time of year brings back memories of all the Christmases I had with my family. Most of them were joyous, happy, exciting and filled with love. Christmas Eve nights were the most torturous, trying to sleep knowing that Mama will be going in the closets and taking our dolls and toys out in the middle of the night for the next day. Please, please, please sleep, please fall on me so that I...

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