Being a survivor or horrific child abuse, Darlene Deacon is working toward new legislation that would better prosecute child predators.
Deacon has worked as a television news reporter and producer. She also co-hosted with nationally-known radio talk show host, Dick Farrel. Darlene is also a character actress and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. She has appeared in several television productions including a co-starring role in a FOX television series called "Super Force" and a small part in a movie made for USA Network television entitled "Red Wind."
Darlene Deacon was born in Waltham, Massachusetts and grew up in beautiful Down East Maine.
When did you first start writing?
My passion for writing began when I was in grammar school. When the teacher gave us, or let us choose a subject, I'd sit in the library with multiple encyclopedias laying wide open in front of me and read all of them. I'd compare each and choose what I thought was the most informative and valuable information from each and then begin writing in my own words. I started writing on a more personal level in my early teens; mostly to relieve myself from the burdens of pain and suffering I could share with no one. After each writing, I'd burn them in the fire so they'd never be found since the repercussions would have been brutal.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's my life as a child and growing into a young adult while overcoming a multitude of childhood traumas and abuse that goes beyond the average person's comprehension; child molestation and rape, child prostitution and exploitation, metal and physical abuse. The story is ultimately one of perseverance, triumph and painstaking growth and self-actualization. The abuse was varied and brutal; so was the healing process.
Isolated from the outside world, Darlene had no idea how brutally abusive her life was. She just thought it was normal. Her mother, Jean, beat her from infancy, mentally abused her, and later sold her to men to use as they pleased. All the while, Darlene suffered sexual abuse at the hands of her father since a toddler as Jean looked the other way.
Leaving home as a young teen, Darlene ended up in