R. L. Young was born in 1970 to biological donors who were engulfed in addiction, prostitution and abuse. The four children finally escaped, but not before the life altering self-destructive needs were ingrained in their blood, soul and sinew.
It would be a long journey and a frightful war before Young’s beast could be tamed. It was with the balance of unconditional love (“spoiling”) of her father and the compassion of her mother that created the first sense of normalcy. Success and a light at the end that guides me forward . . . .
“I am the sum of my past and the hope of my future.”
Describe your desk
My desk is most often at the corner of my couch on the laptop. I enjoy the casual writing environment most days, others I need a coffee shop and distractions to focus the energy writing brings.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in rural Appalachia, 100 acre farm away from any semblance of urban areas. I created stories of everything I saw and the rural life I saw around me everyday. I had a couple of amazing teachers early on who encouraged my writing and I couldn't get enough of writing stories and creating differing perspectives on traditional themes.
R.L. Young shares her journey, a personal perception of the events that lead to this point, and the hope that recovery is possible. TSM's spokesperson, Claudia Christian, states, "...Undaunted is an unflinching look at a life at full blown battle….a war within her soul and a confederacy of abusers at every turn. [She] won that war and I am grateful that The Sinclair method had a hand in helping.."