Sara Niles

Biography

"My writing is mission oriented and imbued with a deeper purpose because of my traumatic life experiences: I write nonfiction in order to make an appreciable dent in the effect of dysfunction upon children, families and individuals.

I was born to a prostitute who herself, had been a victim of trauma; I in turn, was raised by wise elderly relatives whose power to protect me was lost in death which left vulnerable and open to an abusive man who would change my life.Thomas Niles was a charming and deviant, psychotic abuser, whom I married when I was still a vulnerable and malleable mere child of sixteen.at least for over a decade until it was time for me to break free and flee for my life in 1987" Sara Niles

Narrative Memoirs: Torn From the Inside Out, The Journey, and Out of the Maestrom

Smashwords Interview

Sara Niles primarily writes nonfiction memoirs-Why is that?
I am on a mission to make a difference through The Torn Trilogy memoirs, which addresses family dysfunction, domestic violence, child abuse, mental illness and drug addiction issues, and the destructive effect it has upon human lives.

Most people read books for two reasons: to be entertained and to be informed.

Many readers have been conditioned to view nonfiction writing as a medium that is purely informational and fiction writing as purely entertaining. The fact is, nonfiction can be both entertaining and it can pack a powerful informational message as well; as an example, the movie Titanic was filled with information about a historical event, but it was also highly entertaining; a fact that also holds true to literature, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was hailed as a masterpiece in nonfiction literature simply because Capote wrote a true story as though it was fiction.

I have lived an extraordinary life in which the odds were heavily stacked against both me and my children, placing our mere survival at risk countless times. The element of rising suspense that captivates audiences was an actual part of our lives, and the unusual twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat, was a normal part of our survival. When the saying ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ was coined, it aptly applied to our lives and the multitudes of people who have lived similar lives.

Torn From the Inside Out, The Journey and Out of the Maelstrom, each tells a story that is filled with both entertainment value and informational content. Each of the memoirs can provide whatever a reader is seeking: a good read, insight and information, and entertainment. Regardless of the reason for reading The Torn Trilogy, the reader will come away entertained and enlightened and in the process, the dark veil of family dysfunction will have been lifted a little higher with each reading.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The traditional publishing route that at one time was accessible to many writers is practically closed to new talent as the market is now glutted with hundreds of thousands of new writers each year. The open door of Smashwords simplifies things by providing an avenue for new authors to get into multiple markets quickly.
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Books

Out of the Maelstrom
Series: The Torn Trilogy, III. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Third Book of the Torn Trilogy Literary Narrative Memoir Out of the Maelstrom, completes the Incredible Journey of a Lifetime, as the depth and breadth of the trilogy deepens, covering a decade in which Sara Niles worked in the heart of domestic violence as a Counselor and Trainer.
The Journey
Series: The Torn Trilogy, II. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,970. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"She made thirty suicide attempts before the age of thirty. Some unseen and unknown inner turmoil, created a war within her: a chaotic war that she felt she could not win, but was not sure she wanted to lose" Sara Niles fled for her life in 1987 with five small children in tow: This is the story of their journey
Torn From the Inside Out
Series: The Torn Trilogy, I. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 139,500. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The Torn Trilogy covers over five decades, beginning with Torn From the Inside Out, Sara Nile’s story of being forced to disappear with her five children in order to escape a sure death as a domestic violence homicide at the hands of a maniacal psychopath.
The Torn Trilogy E-book
Series: The Torn Trilogy, volumes I-III. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 346,750. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Literary Narrative Nonfiction The Torn Trilogy is literary narrative nonfiction at its best, three complete and interconnected memoirs that delve into the psychological motivations that lie at the roots of both good and evil and inspires humanity to a higher level of greatness.

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  • Divine Touch: Forgotten Truth of Unity on July 29, 2014

    Divine Touch is a spiritual journey embarked upon by the author in search of God's answers for her, although not from the belief systems of prescribed religions, but through a personal dialogue in which Flora asks questions about her life's meaning and God's presence in her life that are answered via the use of sacred texts of the King James bible and the Koran. The set up of the book is much like the dialogue between Job of the bible when he questioned God concerning many things and received answers directly; in this case, the answers are transposed from scripture by the author. The dialogue is uniquely personal as the work of 'Flora' and her answers are her only philosophical and spiritual take on scriptural application. Flora creates her own life story through the dialogue, as she reveals a troubled and anguished need to find a higher purpose for her life. The answers flow philosophically and simply, as they simplify life and bring the reader to a deeper level of appreciation for life's purpose and God's design. The tone of the writing is similar to middle eastern style of spiritual leaders such as Rabindranath Tagore-simple and profound.