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A true story of hope about a girl living in her own prison of silence, shame, and a hurting heart until she found her voice.

Exciting News All, we are 100% there!!!!!!

It will greatly help to surpass our goal but know that we are so grateful for what we have been given already.

Please make your pledge when you visit us on your first visit. Not to worry, if it is pressed on your heart to increase your pledge, you can at anytime before the project ends on August 20th at 1:51pm.

Plus, I have added Reward #2, Pre-ordering the book. The book cost $10 plus, $2.95 for shipping and handling. Please make your pledge amount for $12.95. Thank You and please tell a friend!

This is my first project on KICKSTARTER. I look forward to working with such a great team. Kickstarter allows us to return to the American dream of owning our own work. Our Kickstarter family takes our dreams and help to make them our REALITY - through their dedication, family participation and valuable donations!

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter rules, your credit/debit card will NOT be charged until August 20.

For everyone Pre-Ordering the book, which is Reward #2 the total amount is $12.95 ($10 book and please add $2.95 shipping and handling).  I apologize for any confusion in advance.

About this Project!

I am writing a nonfiction work called,Would Anyone Cry For Me? A True Story of Hope for Silent Hurting Hearts! I hope it will encourage many people around the world who have silent secrets. It's a book that dug deep into my heart and soul. It shows the ugliness of child abuse and the venom poured into its victim. Stolen innocence turns into self-blaming and combines with shame. The danger of silencing a secret almost destroyed my existence. Would anyone Cry for Me? journeys into the heart of darkness and hate but also show the light shining at the end of the tunnel. My goal is to encourage you that there is a light in your tunnel as well.

The power for me was breaking my silence and finding my voice. Everyone needs a voice. I aspire to be the voice of others until they find their own. This book is more than just a sad story of hatred and revenge; it’s a book of miracles, laughter, and most of all, hope.

 Who am I?

My name is Betty Thompson Haygood and I have always loved and devoted myself to people! I love inspiring others. From as far back as I can remember, I have written poems and songs. A little over a year ago, I decided to open my life to encourage silent hurting hearts. I could not rest until I wrote this book. I’ve grown from talking about my ordeal and I felt compelled to encourage others to find the healing within their story. Once you know you are not alone, you are free to get stronger and build the confidence you need to become a happier, freer, loving you.

You can get a good first impression of a person when you look them in the eye. Because we are not face - to - face, I will ask you to let Chapter 1 show you who I am. If you believe me to be a genuine person of character, please support my work.

What I do and why?

Words constantly encourage me. They help me see someone else understands my life. Even before I had a voice, I worked to encourage others. My husband Isiah says, "Honey, you never meet a stranger." Where ever I go, I find myself talking to whoever looks my way. I am passionate about what I do, and am equally passionate about our book traveling around the world. I hope it builds peace and joy in the hearts of millions.

Please pass this our project onto friends, family, colleagues and even strangers. No one man becomes successful on his own; it takes a family of believers to lift them up.

 Why I am Self-Publishing?

Traditional publishing can be tricky for first-time authors. Before now, I allowed others to determine values all my life, I believe in myself now and want to determine my own value. If you work hard, you don’t just get what you want; you get what you expect. It is important to me to, make sure I have a project that gives in value more than I take in payment. I need to control the contents of my true story. I am it and it is me. Self-publishing allows me full supervision of my work. I have an editor who knows how important it is to keep my voice,  a graphic designer who values my ideas, and a production company that believes in my direction and creativity. All have been working with me for months in order to get the book ready. It is important to note they believe so much in the work they have delayed any payment in order to get my story out. The book will be ready to print late August and be ready to ship by mid-September. I have elected a marketer to help with social media strategies and the website is up. Like other artist, I believe deeply in my work and know it will not let me down in the end. 

What is Success to me?

I had to define success because my idea and the next man's definition are different. I decided if this book helped even one person, then I would consider myself a success. After I finished writing, I realized it helped to heal my heart even more. Success has already been achieved in that sense. Both women and men across the country previewed the book. Their feedback showed it helped them in two ways. Those who suffered abuse felt like they could breathe a little easier knowing they were not alone in their pain. Those who had not been abused could feel the abused victim's pain and could look at people through more compassionate eyes.

Where will your Kickstarter funds go?

After the hard work of writing, the book is in the second editing stage. The graphic designer is working on cover and back of book. The production company filmed the initial interview and is currently filming the trailer. The funds will go towards the production of the paperback and hardback copies, shipping, website maintenance, marketing, rewards, taxes, ISBN numbers, fees and licenses, and traveling to promote the book.  $10,000 will cover most of this. I will cover the rest. Marketing, Marketing, Marketing is my next step!

This is not just my story. It’s the story of millions of innocent hearts, hearts just like yours and mine. I strongly encourage you to read Chapter 1 click on our website below.

 If you believe in my work, please donate based on what your heart is telling you. Help make my dream OUR REALITY! I won’t give up on you Kickstarter family and I know you won’t give up on me.

Email me if you have any questions: betty.haygood@wouldanyonecryforme.com or isiahbetty@yahoo.com

Love,

Betty

Disclaimer: Please read before you venture into this book. Chapter one is a very graphic chapter about abuse and innocence lost. I wrote about these incidents in a way to help some to see the devastation of life and to help others remember their own devastation. In many cases, unless you see the events and the emotions behind them, you will not be able to see why a person's life turns out the way it does. With the victims of child abuse, it is sometimes hard to understand why they feel crazy in their hearts and in their minds. It is my hope, by your reading and understanding the events that happened to me (and so many of you), it will help you to comprehend what we, and so many others, go through. God placed this on my heart in these words so that healing can come for all. Please do not let Chapter One stop you from reading this book in its entirety. For as dark as the beginning is, you will see light at the end of my tunnel and, hopefully, your own!
You’ll never find my story in a fairy tale, I once felt like no other woman in the world. My world was filled with pain, darkness, sorrow, rejection, loneliness, and hurt. For most of my life, I thought I did not show it, but I acted it out. I fooled myself so much I did not recognize the woman in the mirror nor did I like her. She was everything I did not want to be, but at that time, I did not know how to change.

Click To Read Chapter One
http://www.wouldanyonecryforme.com/first-chapter/

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