Today, I Reveal “Broken” the first chapter

I have been lucky to have a sneak peek at forthcoming chapters. This book is compelling and shakes one’s inner core.

Athena Brady's Blog

This book has been a long time coming, it has taken me quite a few years to write. It has been picked up and put down, more times than I can remember. It is about a subject close to my heart, child abuse and it is told from a very different angle, than most books in this genre. It is gritty, raw and hard-hitting and there is some swearing with in the book, where the narrative calls for it. Here, is a brief synopsis of the book.

"Broken" by Athena Brady

This is Susan’s true story told anonymously, of her journey from despair to healing. Susan begins to experience a feeling that leads to childhood memories of sexual abuse in middle age. Memories she has no recollection of, that begin to haunt her in the present. She embarks on a journey of discovery, which challenges everything she thought about her life previously. There are…

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Wolves and Other Precious Creatures

This has absolutely nothing to do with writing only about being the best human we can be.

We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals… We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.”
― Henry Beston

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Your Favorite Summer Read


Summer is fleeting, and I know we  have all read something this summer that became a new favorite. I’d like you to share your favorite summer read with me and my readers.

 Email me at  In the subject line put Summer Read and either the name of the book or a link. If you’d like to add a comment about the book please do so and I’ll add it.

Thanks for sharing!!

The Poet

Borough of lost boys

frankie leone

What makes a poet a poet, and what defines greatness? These are two questions I recently pondered after immersing myself into the poetry of frankie leone. Yes, I know there are no caps, but this is how the man signs, and I respect his call. frankie’s words grip me with fierce intensity, shaking me and often times leaving me breathless. He is raw, he is brilliant, he is street and a romantic. I feel myself rushing to the next line anticipating a caress, or a brutal slap in the face; frankie delivers. He shows us the harder side of life, a reality many will never know. His angst and pain are graffiti on the blank pages shouting to be heard and demanding your attention. Sensitive, eloquent, and bold, this poet will leave his mark.