Behind Break The Cycle Books is publishing author, Kathy Chaffin Gerstorff - who is a child abuse survivor. She understands how harmful it is to keep painful secrets locked up inside. Writing has been a healing and freeing process for Kathy and she wants to share that opportunity with others who have something to say and want to help others. Kathy believes that when you share your story, you help yourself and others and therefore the suffering has not been in vain. Kathy donates the proceeds from Break The Cycle Books to organizations that help neglected and abused children. She also provides the books at cost to contributing authors so they can donate the proceeds to their community. If you are interested in contributing to the next volume, please submit your poem or short story.