Domestic Abuse by Donna Fasano @DonnaFaz #mgtab

When I write stories, sometimes secondary characters crop up out of the blue. This happened in my latest holiday novella, HER MR. MIRACLE. Adam, the hero of the story, is a kind, compassionate, and giving man. When a victim of domestic abuse shows up on his doorstep, he does not hesitate to offer her a safe haven. “Tracy” turned out to be an interesting secondary character in the book, and her actions during her short appearance in the story completely surprised me… even though I probably shouldn’t have been surprised. I can’t offer any more details that might spoil the story for readers. However, I did want to offer up some information I discovered during my research on domestic abuse.

Did you know there is a National Domestic Abuse Hotline? I didn’t know. I’m going to provide the information here just in case you or someone you know might ever need it:

Let’s start with the website: https://www.thehotline.org/

This website is filled with valuable information. You can find answers to questions such as: What is Abuse? Why do people abuse? Why do people stay in abusive relationships? You can also learn about healthy relationships and setting boundaries. There is also a list of resources. Someone is always available to chat online; all you need to do is click “chat now.”

If you fear your internet activity might be monitored, you can call the hotline:

1−800−799−7233

TTY: 1−800−787−3224

As I said, “Tracy” is a secondary character who showed up unannounced in my story, but she made me go out and do a little research that I wanted to pass on to you.

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Donna Fasano

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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Donna Fasano

About Donna Fasano

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl's Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5. View website

8 Replies to “Domestic Abuse by Donna Fasano @DonnaFaz #mgtab”

  1. This is a tragic situation and one I met with so many times in my years of practice. It is a theme major or minor that I use in my books.
    It’s a wonderful message you are giving out to those in need of help.

    God Bless,

    Katy.

  2. As the mom of a daughter who has been thru domestic violence, and is now divorcing because of it, this post of yours really hit home. Sometimes the victim is ashamed to tell anyone or doesn’t know the resources out there to obtain help. When I shared your post on FB I said it should be read since the reader may be able to help someone one day.

    Thank you, Donna.

    Sue xo

  3. This is such an important message for everyone, Donna. Thank you for sharing. So many people suffer in silence and feel alone. I remember when I was a girl, we lived in a small mining town in a trailer park and in the morning when my dad went to go to work, he found a neighbor’s wife’s asleep in the porch, beaten and terrified to go home. Well in those days, the men in the trailer park took it upon themselves to pay her husband a visit. After that, things were very quiet. But… if that poor girl hadn’t come to us, what might have happened to her? What upset my family even more, was that those neighbors moved away shortly after the incident.
    My dad worried about her – about who would protect her…
    It’s so sad.

  4. Thank you for writing about this. I am a survivor and a very strong advocate of Domestic Violence. I have written several books about the subject, one depicting my story in a fictional manner, and I am always thrilled to hear from readers who thank me for breaking the stereotype.

    Domestic Violence does not discriminate. It does not care about your color, your race, your sexual orientation, your economic status. If you feel you are being abused ask for help.

    Hugs Donna!

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