Why My Stories Have the Same Theme

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
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I’m going to talk about something that I’ve never talked about before. My most recent books all seem to have a common theme. My protagonist is the victim of physical abuse. Some of you whom have read my work are probably wondering why? You may be wondering if it is a reflection on my own life or have I been abused by someone?
I just want to stop the speculation by saying no I am not a victim of abuse. I was never abused by my ex-husband, or my parents. I was bullied throughout my entire childhood by the kids at school and that does have long lasting effects on a child even after they grow up. I was bullied from age five until age fourteen. I have never spoken about this publicaly but I don’t mind doing it now for those whom are curious about me.
I have always been attracted to people who have been to Hell and back. People whom are strong and can take a beating and still keep on moving forward. I have had friends and boyfriends whom have been abused physically and sexually but still managed to stay on the right path and I draw from their struggles as well as my own. Let’s face it, life is hard and if you are the type of person who can go through tons of crap and still come out of it without wanting to kill someone, you are a very powerful person. You are a survivor and I have so much respect for you.
My characters are the same way. They have been through hell and still managed to find happiness. The first two novels were about very strong young women. The kind I would want to have as friends. My third upcoming novel is