OK fans and friends its confession time. I’ve been holding back on sharing my idea for my first romance novel.
My memoir “Broken Silence” has yet to be released and it’s been on registry at the U.S. Library of Congress since earlier this year. More details about the release date to follow.
As a 100% disabled veteran, earlier this year I was diagnosed with and suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
As a means of coping with my everyday stress, I enjoy reading, blogging and writing romantic, inspirational and erotic poetry. I also write romantic and erotic song lyrics.
As a result of my life threatening experience, I also suffer from an incurable blood disorder, "essential thrombocythemia", which requires daily treatment of chemo-therapy medication. This is to prevent me from having a stroke or heart attack.
The condition was brought on by the cruel and excessive punishment I endured after being falsely accused of committing adultery, as a single person. I'd reported my former boss of his involvement in defense contract fraud and violating my civil rights.
To cover-up his involvement in a gender and racially motivated civil rights violation, my former Commanding Officer, Capt. John Sturges, unlawfully brought charges against a commissioned officer, under no-constitutional grounds. Instead of upholding my Civil Rights, as amended. Keeping in mind, my Native American, African American and Caucasin heritage.
I discuss their mistreatment at length throughout my entire memoir, which I believe began immediately after I graduated boot-camp and persisted throughout my entire military career.
Over the years, I would numb my emotions and eventually learned how to cope with their chauvinistic abuse. Until one day I'd reached my breaking point.
Ignoring racial and gender discrimination is one thing, as a fiduciary officer to American taxpayers, I could not ignore evidence of fraud and obstruction of justice.
Since the beginning of my officer career, I'd held a number of collateral duties, outside of my primary fiscal responsibilities. One being a former Navy Inspector General investigator and legal adviser to the Commanding Officer. As a senior minority female officer, I'd always served on command advisory board panels in enforcing the command equal rights policies. I was also a sexual assault victim's advocate.
In my new book, based on personal experience, I will discuss "Why military officials are not aggressively pursuing prosecuting service members on allegations for committing adultery, military sexual assault and rape.
During my unlawful 60 days prison sentence, the warden or Brig's Commanding Officer and and his executive officer visited me on several occasions to check on the status of my health. I'd been complaining about my health deteriorating health for 2-years, since the beginning of my ordeal.
During one of my conversations with the warden he stated, “If we (the military) are going to start prosecuting members for committing adultery, then I’ll need advance notice so we can break ground on building more prisons”, or words to that effect.
Now, that was back in 2008, and the numbers of military rape cases keep rising.
Sometimes I wonder, just how many of the alleged perpetrators, alleged to have raped over 20,000 victims, were married?