Michelle Brown

Title: This girl’s life: Being the child of a war veteran

Author: Michelle Brown
Michelle Brown was in Chicago, the third of four children of Kenneth and Della Haugabrook. She’s been married for 14 years and has four children of her own. She finished her first book in 2011 and says it has been great therapy for her to get her story out. And there’s a second book coming soon.

What was the impetus for writing this book?

The reason I wrote the book was because I was tired of struggling with the pain and torture that I went through with my Dad

What’s the overall theme?

Just to show what a survivor looks like.

What surprised you about the development of the book?

I was surprised by the number of people it helped.

For what audience is your book written?

For all survivors and those who’re trying to figure it out.

What do you want your readers to learn and remember?

I want them to learn from my mistake of not speaking and getting help. I want them to get help before it’s too late, and I want them to remember that I survived and they can too.

What did you learn during the writing process?

I learned my purpose on earth is to help others survive like I did.

Any advice for aspiring writers?

Never give up. You have to fight for what you believe in.

What’s next on the horizon for you?

To have my name out there letting others know my story. I’m keeping my head high and I’m going to keep stepping because I’m on a mission from God to help his people.