To everyone who ordered my new book, Love Fraud—How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan: Your books are mailing out today! You should receive them soon!
I am so excited to see my book finally in print. It is gorgeous. The hardback cover is deep red, with the title embossed on the spine in gold foil. The dust jacket design is striking, with the bold and powerful words, “LOVE FRAUD,” above our heart-in-a-target logo. Waiting for the shipment to arrive, I was actually nervous. But when I saw the book, encapsulating the story that took me four years to write, I was thrilled.
I have to admit that this process of publishing a book has taken longer than I thought it would, but the job is finally finished. Or, looking at it another way, the job is just starting.
Trumpeting the message
Love Fraud … the book … is the first step in bringing my message that evil exists—and this is what it looks like—to the world.
This is different from the function of Lovefraud.com, the website. Most of you have found Lovefraud.com because you tangled with someone who made no sense. He or she proclaimed undying love, and then turned around and berated you, or assaulted you, or took your money. You thought you were going nuts, until someone mentioned that the person sounded like a sociopath. You Googled the term, found Lovefraud.com, and suddenly, it all made sense.
The book is different. I wrote it as narrative non-fiction; in other words, it’s a true story that reads like a novel. My objective is to grab the readers’ attention with the story, and hopefully, along the way, they’ll learn about sociopaths.
For more info about the book, and to read the introduction and a chapter, please visit my new blog, Love Fraud … the book.
The official publication date for Love Fraud is August 25, 2010—that’s when you’ll be able to buy Love Fraud on Amazon.com. The book will have full distribution, which means you’ll be able to buy it through other online retailers and in bookstores, although I’m not sure when it will actually be available in the bookstores. (If you have a favorite bookstore, please go in and ask for Love Fraud—that will help.)
You can, however, buy Love Fraud now on our website. And, if you purchase your copy in the Lovefraud Store, I’ll autograph it. Plus, our regular discount program applies—if you buy two or more books, you save 10% on every title.
I know that many of you have been financially devastated by sociopaths and can’t spare the money to buy a book. If that’s the case, please ask your local public library to purchase a copy. Our publishing company, Anderly Publishing, offers a special discount for libraries. Here’s an information sheet about the program that you can bring to your library:
More to be done
Because of Lovefraud.com, I have a clear idea of what needs to be done to educate people about the threat of sociopaths, and to help those who have been ensnared by these predators to escape and recover.
I have a list of about 20 more books that need to be written. My husband, Terry Kelly, wants to develop an education program for high schools. Dr. Liane Leedom has already told you about her project to gather information about sociopaths as parents that can be used in court. There’s so much to do, and all of it costs money.
Quite frankly, I hope I sell thousands of books. A lot of the money that Love Fraud earns will be plowed back into the effort, funding more books, more research, and eventually, more programs.
So please buy a book. Please tell your friends to buy books. Please tell your libraries to buy books. So much needs to be done. Love Fraud—How marriage to a sociopath fulfilled my spiritual plan is just the beginning.