Leslie Raddatz


Leslie has lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, most of her life. She has three children, two daughters and a son, and is happily married to a supportive man. She has had many traumas and abuse in her life but she also has had many mentors who helped her along the way.

She started working for a fast food restaurant at 16 years old and today she works for an administrative office as an office manager. When she was 18 years old, she became pregnant while still in high school. She was on welfare and received WIC (Women, Infants, Children), Federal help which gave food stamps and a monthly check. She experienced first-hand how people judge and mistreat others in need of help. She dedicated herself to working hard to earn society’s respect and to beat the odds again.

Her education includes four degrees: Office Assistant Degree and Administrative Assistant, Associate Degree - specializing in software support from Fox Valley Technical College. She also graduated from the E-Seed program to help her start up her own business. She received The Achievement Against the Odds Award in 2002 because three of her instructors at Fox Valley Technical College nominated her.

She also has a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing from Lakeland College. She accomplished all these degrees while battling with her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, conversion and somatization disorders while also raising a family, working and going to night classes full-time.

She has beaten all the odds that were stacked up against her. She is proud to be a Survivor.

Her mission in life now is to help others like her with mental illness and to give them hope, encouragement and inspiration that if she can heal so can they.

After reading this book, you will have a road map back to sanity while making new trusting relationships with people you chose to be a part of your healing journey.

Anyone affected by mental illness will be able utilize the steps in this book to assist loved ones in finding the path to their unique healing journey.

You will have gone through the entire healing process so if you experience a relapse or regression you will recover quickly reinforcing that you have control of your mental illness.

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Book Trailer
Childhood for Leslie Raddatz is one continuing nightmare. To survive, she represses her memories until one day, when she is a 34-year-old woman, a wife and mother, her past erupts into the present with a full blown flashback. It is the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it threatens to destroy what mental and physical endurance she has salvaged through the years. But, her child within cries out for recognition and mercy...


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Smashwords book reviews by Leslie Raddatz

  • Well-Covered on March 12, 2015

    I enjoyed reading Well-Covered. It was suspenseful, a page turner, and I loved the romantic twist. The story and characters were developed well. I could feel the horror when she goes to investigate the lot. I love the ending too.