Twenty-Two Faces isn't just a book, says Byington.
It is a mission. Each year there are an estimated thousands of children born to parents who worship Satan and thus most likely are forced to endure entire childhoods filled with torture.
"Pump Up Your Book Promotion" BrooWaHa Interview with Judy Byington, author of 22 Faces
July 20, 2012.
About Judy Byington
Judy Byington, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., ret, has dedicated her life to humanizing and raising public awareness about the little known effects of ritual abuse and mind-control programming that tragically cause formation of multiple personalities in children.
The retired CEO, therapist, author and mental health supervisor is founder and leader of Trauma Research Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information through CEU accredited seminars and lectures on Dissociation and coordinating ritual abuse survivor group, therapeutic and legal resources.
The former mental health supervisor spent twenty years in research with Jenny Hill while interviewing hundreds of ritual abuse survivors, legal entities, therapists, families of missing children and religious, media and community leaders. She works as a consultant on Occult crime with the Utah Attorney General’s office.
With a compelling drive to educate the public on the unimaginable horrors faced by children born into families practicing ritual abuse, Byington continues to pen books about survivors like Jenny Hill who suffer repressed childhood memories of forced participation in rape, torture and murder. Her upcoming book Saints, Sinners and Satan provides a first person account of her own experiences with multiple personality survivors and Occult crime.
1. What inspired you to write your first book?
As a young child Jenny Hill was confused about a life that jumped from one day to the next without a clue as to what happened in-between. Alter personalities were taking over her mind and body to protect the core persona from feeling her continuous rape and torture. One day in prayer she asked for an understanding of what was happening. She was told to write down her life experiences, "To help yourself and others, for some day a book will be written."
After working for 23 years as a therapist and mental health supervisor I was forced into early retirement to care for a seriously ill daughter. Several women who suffered multiple personalities - products of the same childhood abuse such as Jenny endured - asked for my help. My ensuing twenty years of experiences with these inspirational women has given me new insights not only into workings of the human mind under stress, but the vast problem of ritual abuse across the globe.
I approached a Provo Utah FBI agent, who introduced me to Jenny Hill. Jenny and I decided to write her biography. Twenty-Two Faces was penned using excerpts from her many journals which contained not only childhood thoughts, but those of her alter personalities. Our purpose is to educate the public on the rape, torture and murder of innocent children who have the misfortune of being birthed into multigenerational satanic families.
2. What are your current projects?
Twenty-Two Faces is my first book, though there are many more very interesting stories to tell about child abuse. I am working on Saints, Sinners and Satan, a first-person account about my own experiences with ritual abuse.
Another project is my Trauma Research Center, dedicated to valid recognition, proper recognition and effective treatment of dissociation, the mind's natural reaction to trauma.
3. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. I spent twenty years writing Twenty-Two Faces and there comes a time when you just have to say No.
4. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
I am my toughest critic. Jenny Hill has twenty-two multiple personalities who function separate and apart from each other as they form, function and grow up with her in the biography. The hardest part was explaining to the reader without making the story a confusing mess, how her alters interacted with themselves and the core personality, yet keeping the narration in the simplistic persona of a child.
5. What has been the best compliment?
My most cherished compliment was written on the inside cover of my first copy of Twenty-Two Faces. It reads: "To Judy, one of the many miracles in my life. I love you with all my heart." Jenny Hill.
6. Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
If you express yourself with your heart you never should have to experience writer's block.
7. Is there anything else you would like to share?
Twenty-Two Faces isn't just a book. It is a mission. Each year there are an estimated thousands of children born to parents who worship Satan and thus most likely are forced to endure entire childhoods filled with torture.
Jenny said it best in the beginning of Twenty-Two Faces as she talked about the child she saw murdered: "Dedicated to "Angeletta" that her cries will at last be heard and may those screams give children of abuse courage to break their silence."
Interviewer "Novel Noise" (writer, Appleton, WI) is a PR Specialist and Tour Coordinator with Pump Up Your Book Promotion. http://www.broowaha.com/author/novel-noise
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