5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Elva “Precious Love” Thompson, author of A Mother’s Cry

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Elva “Precious Love” Thompson, author of A Mother’s Cry
(GSH Publishing)

(One of the first ten people to comment on Precious Love’s author interview will win a FREE copy of A Mother’s Cry from JoeyPinkney.com)

This book is an inspiring autobiography about a young woman who stayed in a fifteen-year abusive marriage for the sake of her children. Without notice, she finds herself filing for divorce on the grounds of abandonment because her husband walked out on her and their daughters.

She then had to put her business on hold, moved her family to another state to start over where she tries to adjust to becoming a divorced single parent. With being in a new state, she strives to get her business back together, the ups and downs of raising her children alone, and at the same time, going through the struggle of getting to know herself again.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write A Mother’s Cry?

Elva “Precious Love” Thompson: Past life experiences. I was a victim of domestic abuse for a duration of 15 years since 1985 at the hands of my ex-husband. I felt like I had no outlet besides staying in prayer, so I decided to write a journal. What started out as small writings here and there turned into chapters and chapters of words because there was something new happening everyday.

JP: A Mother’s Cry is a story that many women can relate to from the abandonment to raising kids alone to having to find oneself amidst the things life throws your way. What has been readers’ responses to this novel?

ET: Here are some of my readers responses:

  • I read this book about a month ago and found it to be an excellent book. As I read this book, I felt lots of emotions such as anger disbelief, hurt and joy.The author of this book, who tells her story, is an amazing woman. She and her children are very courageous individuals. I would recommend this book for any woman who is seeking strength to make it through a troubled relationship. I love to write, but I have always hated to read. This book turned me into a reader. Once I read this book, I was anxious to read her next book, and I did. ~Shelly U., Austin, Texas
  • This book is such an inspiration to my life as a divorced single mother of two children. I think that the author is an ideal role model for me and women all over. I recommend this book to both men and women. ~Mirta H., Orlando, FL
  • I’ve read a lot of books, but when I came across this one I was stunned. The author out did herself when she wrote this book and backed it up with a second to continue. This book is great, and I recommend it to anyone and everyone.  ~TCollins217
  • I had been going through the same type of things as the character in this book. Since I picked this book up, it strengthened me to leave my situation and move on forward. Thanks to the author because this book has truly made a difference in my life. ~Lisa B., Riverdale, GA
  • I really enjoyed reading this book. Its one book that I have introduced to my reading group. I passed it on to some of my coworkers as well, and they all loved it. You don’t get to read many books that are about really talking about something these days. ~Melissa W., Jacksonville, FL

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to A Mother’s Cry getting out to the public?

ET: Turning negatives into positives. I turned my negative situation into a positive by forgiveness first and then shared my testimony with the world in hopes that my story can be of some help and an inspiration to others.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish A Mother’s Cry?

ET: My writing process is constant. It’s imperative that I keep a notebook and pen underneath my bed. Different thoughts and inspiration may hit me at odd hours of the night, and I like being prepared. As far as the amount of time it took me to write this novel, I would say approximately one year. Life happened in between.

JP: What’s next for Elva “Precious Love” Thompson?

ET: I would like to continue to be a voice and share my testimony with others that are or have been in my situation. I speak at conventions, forums, gatherings and different events regarding domestic violence/abuse. I am an active volunteer and member of DAHMW.org (Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women). My latest work in progress is Battered Secrets: MEN of Domestic Violence where men are starting to come forward with their stories.

In the meantime, I continue to run my business as an editor since 1997, as well as continuing the fight for victims of domestic violence. I also have a guest television appearance in Atlanta, GA on November 20th called “Atlanta Live”, which is a christian program discussing my novel as well as sharing my testimony.

I have several upcoming booksignings throughout the East Coast as well as appearances for well known radio stations and magazines. I will keep you posted and you can also keep up with my upcoming events and media kit from my website.

http://www.georgiaeditingservice.com/
http://www.gshpublishing.com/
http://www.facebook.com/mspreciouslove

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24 thoughts on “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Elva “Precious Love” Thompson, author of A Mother’s Cry”

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  2. Such a tough topic that I once knew first-hand as well. Bravo for your strength. Thanks PRECIOUS LOVE! I’m sure many women can identify with your story. Joey a great interview as always!

    1. Thank you for the compliment, Barbara. You are so right, this is a topic that women will be able to grow from. Precious Love is such a warrior and her success in the literary industry shows volume about her strength as a woman.

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  4. I really want to win this book so I can give to my daughter who is a single parent and has been in an abusive relationship and is raising her kids now as a single parent, from the interview this seems like a motivational book that can help many woman with domestic violence and just being a single parent and just reaing to know that they are not along wth there struggles…..

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  6. I praised Precious Love for the courage to stand and write about a subject that many women have and is going through, and to speak and help others. Great interview!!

  7. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of A Mother’s Cry by Elva “Precious Love” Thompson.

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  8. I had the pleasure of listening to Precious Love on the radio at one of her previous interviews discussing domestic abuse and this topic that she chose to write on is very rare that someone would come forward with telling a story like she did. Such courage and she stills smiles…beautiful!

  9. {{{{Blessings}}}}..Domestic Violence also prevents us in successfully treating a number of chronic illnesses..among those, HIV. Women are infected by a stray partner, who then is a barrier to them for seeking out care. HIV+ women fear their partners will discover their medications and thus are often forced to delay treatment until they can escape-or they endure the effects of untreated HIV disease.

    This is an important book, one that puts the situation of domestic violence/abuse into stark perspective, yet also encourages those who are in these desperate straits to navigate their way to a better life.

    1. Thanks for stopping by from twitter. I’m glad you had a chance to comment. You’re right, domesic violence and HIV is a very scary and stressful combination.

  10. I grew up seeing domestic violence and was silent back then. I wrote a paper about this in my freshman year of college, 18 yrs old, and the class eyes were popped out and mouths dropped…in shock like this is happening between married couples.

    It needs to be told. I would love to win the book to pass on to my mother and/or father (then the MEN one is written) to see it for themselves and the cycle is broken!!! I refuse to go through what I seen….

    1. You’re right, Adrienna. A Mother’s Cry could definitely be used as a tool to stop the cycle of violence that is sometimes passed from parent to child to parent to child…

  11. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of A Mother’s Cry by Elva “Precious Love” Thompson.

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  12. It take a lot of courage to bare your soul for the world to see, especially under such painful circumstances. Elva should serve as an inspiration to all women.

  13. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of A Mother’s Cry by Elva “Precious Love” Thompson.

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  14. Precious, wonderful job and a wonderful book! What an inspiration to me, as well as others. You are truly a leader. I would love to win this book to introduce it to my book club.

  15. Here is the list of people who are in the running for a FREE copy of A Mother’s Cry by Elva “Precious Love” Thompson.

    1) Michele Johnson
    2) Barbara Grovner
    3) Joyce
    4) Serena
    5) TiShaun
    6) K M Hess
    7) Adrienna
    8) K.L. Brady
    9) Loni Evans-Jenkins
    10) Cherie

    I will pick a winner shortly.

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