JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Nakia R. Laushaul, author of Running from Solace
(Serendipity Bound Books)
Running from Solace is a heartfelt story about Naomi, a young girl that is being physically and emotionally abused by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. Eventually, she is taken out of the home and sent to foster care. She grows up to become a hard-nosed CPS investigator.
In the line of duty, Naomi’s path intertwines with Xavier, a 14-year-old boy at the crossroads of making a life-altering decision. Should he report his mother, Mona, for child abuse? Everything about this story will leave you emotionally drained and breathless.
While Running from Solace may not be true for you, it is true for somebody. And something must be done because a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Running from Solace?
Nakia R. Laushaul: I actually sat down to write a chick lit book. It was going to be a witty look at love and dating. But, once I sat down to write it, well, Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Nakia R. Laushaul, author of Running from Solace