UnMasked and UnMasked GOLD Edition
Also available in eBook format
by Northern Books
Advocate/Activist/Author/Actor and Survivor Lee Roberts
As an advocate people tend to forget there is more to us than meets the eye. We are husbands, wives, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers. Although advocacy is never ending, at the end of the day, we too go home to our loved ones.
After a decade of working with some of the top influential advocates in the country, we proposed the question,
“What is something in your life people would not really know?”
The goal was to unmask each advocate, as an individual, in a personal light with their family, friends and loved ones; allowing the public to see for the first time the individual behind the mask of an advocate.
These raw and unedited poems, short stories, thoughts and letters of beautifully penned stories of hope, loss, pain, healing, inspiration, love, sorrow, courage and strength illuminate the unexpected twists and turns of life’s hurdles that later become known as our blessings.
Now, join us and share the personal stories and discover the extraordinary lives of the men and women who protect and serve our most precious.
ALL proceeds go to abused children and homeless organizations.
Featured Writers include;
Patricia McKnight, Donna Kshir, Lee Roberts, Deana Dixon, Mark Palmer, Patrick Dati, Joshua Murphy, Mike Pistorino, Jane Alvarez, Mashanna Bachuss-Waggoner, Terry Rink, Sharon Young, Warren Van Gaasbeck, Star Myers, Bob Shank,, Isabelle Esling and Pastor Darick Biondi.
Chicago advocate, public speaker and survivor Patrick Dati.
The goal was to unmask some of the most prominent advocates from around the globe, as an individual, in a personal light with their family, friends and loved ones behind closed doors; allowing the public to see for the first time the individual behind the mask of an advocate.
Roberts’ hand selected two of Kshir’s works. The first piece will capture you heart as she pens the importance of keeping one’s faith in God. The second piece says goodbye to a decade old friendship. In Roberts’ words “Donna’s heartfelt words will leave you breathless.”
The cover features Chicago advocate, public speaker and survivor Patrick Dati. As a child, Dati was bullied by his older brothers and raped at 9 years old by serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Both women spoke highly of Dati. ‘It takes courage to stand up and be who you are, to be true to oneself. Patrick is not only a survivor, but an incredible inspiration to all male survivors across the globe. We are honored to choose Patrick for this special gold edition cover of UnMasked. We are also blessed to call him our friend.”
The collection includes raw and unedited poems, personal stories, thoughts and letters of beautifully penned stories of hope, loss, pain, healing, inspiration, love, sorrow, courage and strength to discover the extraordinary lives of the men and women who protect and serve our most precious; our children.
‘UnMasked’ is available in paperback and eBook formats at Walmart, Kmart, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Lulu.com and other fine brick and mortar stores. ALL proceeds are being donated to abused children and homeless organizations. For more information, visit, Northern Books Online Bookstore!!