Author of 'When Angels Die' to Sign and Sell Books May 3 at MenilFest
A young single mother's world forever changed when she was raped and left for dead in her own home in July 1993. She survived, but her entire family was left with scars that took years to heal.
Caroline de Chavigny will sell and sign copies of her self-help book, "When Angels Die," from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at MenilFest, The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St., in Houston. A firsthand account of surviving a brutal rape, "When Angels Die" offers hope and guidance to those affected by rape and other traumas.
Like many survivors, it was many years before de Chavigny found the professional therapy that helped her family truly heal. She wrote "When Angels Die" as a form of self-help therapy because she could not find a useful guide to rebuilding one's life after a rape.
"It's difficult for anyone who has been a crime victim to know what to do and how to deal with the flood of questions and fears that surface from the trauma," de Chavigny said. "It takes time and compassion from family and friends, but it's possible for crime victims to become crime survivors.
"This book is dedicated to those in transition. It's time to let go of fears and regain control."
"When Angels Die" is published in paperback by Banney House Publications and also is available as an e-book. Those who can't attend MenilFest may purchase "When Angels Die" at www.CarolinedeChavigny.com or www.Amazon.com.
The author's other books, "A Sparrow's Sad Song" and "Merry Birthday," are children's fiction. She will sell and sign those books at MenilFest.
For MenilFest information, go to www.menilfest.com. No charge for admission.
About Caroline de Chavigny
Author Caroline de Chavigny was born in Montreal, Canada, and has a bachelor's degree in business. Through her latest book, "When Angels Die," de Chavigny aims to share how she overcame post-traumatic stress disorder after a vicious criminal attack, and she offers hope to others facing their own transitions from crime victims to survivors.
Her desire to help others also led her write children's books, including "A Sparrow's Sad Song" and "Merry Birthday." Her style of writing comes straight from the heart.
All of de Chavigny's books are published by Banney House Publications. To order any of de Chavigny's books, go to www.CarolinedeChavigny.com or to www.Amazon.com.