Always composing stories in her head, Collette began her first novel at the age of eight. With a lifelong fascination with the written word, she obtained her degree in English lit with a minor in sociology and a master’s degree in education. She uses this background to express her focus on the emotional growth of her characters, loving the interplay between people and their ability to face life with humor and strength. The New England native now resides in Arizona with her husband, three children and multiple family pets. You can see more of Collette on her website, Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

 

 

Forever Sunshine

Young and naïve Cherisse Bridwell had focused solely on completing her college degree and beginning her career until one hot summer evening when her frightened older sister, Shelly, arrives looking for help. Cher’s carefully ordered life quickly comes to an end. Trapped in an abusive marriage, Shelly is terrified and has nowhere else to go but to her overworked and oblivious sister. Though Cher is not prepared to handle the effects of a controlling and violent husband, fate delivers help via police sergeant Brandon Nicholson. With his strength and guidance, he shows Cherisse and Shelly how to survive and how to live life to the fullest. As both women find their inner strength, Cher and Brandon fall in love and build a future together. However, life is full of ups and downs, and through it all Cher and her family must continue to face every day with a feeling of hope and optimism, even when it seems as though all hope is gone.

 

Collette’s Cause:

The organization I donate to is The National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Hotline is a 24/7 non-profit organization that operates nationwide in the United States. They offer crisis intervention, advocacy, and information to victims or possible victims. Their database includes referrals to over 4,000 programs and shelters, so they work hard every day trying to pass on the means and education to help others. In these difficult financial times donations are harder to come by, and this is why I am hopeful that by buying a decent story of hope, healing and survival others can find a way to pass a day and give back to those who need help. Since Forever Sunshine fist came out, I have heard from multiple domestic violence survivors, and each and every one of them told me that Forever Sunshine was not only very real to them but also hopeful for those still in a situation to find the strength and hope to get out. Naturally, that was part of the message I was trying to send, but I also wanted to draw attention to the issue itself. Often domestic violence is a hidden matter, a family matter that no one truly understands or wants to get involved with.  Hopefully we can make a difference!

 

Author Links:

Forever Sunshine (Amazon US): http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Sunshine-ebook/dp/B0058B9DKY/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1324515528&sr=8-9

Forever Sunshine (Amazon UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forever-Sunshine-ebook/dp/B0058B9DKY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324515575&sr=8-2

Forever Sunshine (Barnes & Noble): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forever-sunshine-collette-scott/1100343842?ean=9780615462547&itm=1&usri=forever+sunshine

Forever Sunshine (Smashwords): http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55308

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Collette-Scott/214595141885266

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4929698.Collette_Scott

Website: http://www.collettescott.com

Blog: http://collettescott.blogspot.com/

 

One Response to Collette Scott

  1. Thank you so much for allowing me to join your cause site. I think all the authors here are wonderful in paying it forward and drawing attention to some very worthy causes. Thank you all!

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