About "It's Never a Secret":
“It’s Never A Secret”, is a psychological thriller where the reader experiences the systematic brainwashing of Erica at the hands of her abusive husband, Neil. Golden handcuffs trap her in a cycle of abuse of cruelty and forgiveness. Erica blames herself for Neil’s escalating violence. (read more)
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “It’s Never A Secret”?
L.J. Kaufman: “It’s Never A Secret” sprung from escalating reports of family violence. The acceptance of domestic abuse has become epidemic in our society. The blasé attitude and even glorification of abuse is disturbing. (read more)
JP: What sets “It’s Never A Secret” apart from other books in the same genre?
LJK: “It’s Never A Secret” is suspenseful thriller written from the viewpoint of the abuse victim, Erica Reinhardt. The reader crawls into her mind and experiences the systematic psychological destabilization at the hands of her husband, Neil. (read more)
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “It’s Never A Secret” getting out to the public?
LJK: I chose to self-publish “It’s Never A Secret”. Using social media is essential to create a buzz about the quality of the novel. I have created a comprehensive, yet growing, social media platform. The public needs to get a glimpse of me as an author to gain interest in the book. (read more)
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “It’s Never A Secret”?
LJK: My writing process is unstructured. I generally know where my story is headed. When I write I allow the creative process to overtake me. Many times the journey taken by the characters are surprising to me even as I write. “It’s Never A Secret” took many years to write and evolve. (read more)
JP: What’s next for L.J. Kaufman?
LJK: “It’s Never A Secret” is written as a sequel. Revenge is a powerful motivator. Because the reader has such an emotional investment, a sequel will reinforce the power of loyalty, hope and personal power. (read more)
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