Houston, TX, May 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- “When Angels Die,” the story of a young single mother whose life forever changed when she was raped and left for dead in her own home in July 1993, received honorable mention recognition from Paris Book Festival this month. The book, a firsthand account of Houston resident Caroline de Chavigny’s traumatic experience, is a self-help guide for others who want to become strong survivors.
De Chavigny and other winners will be honored May 27 at a ceremony in Paris. “When Angels Die” received honorable mention in the biography/autobiography category.
“When Angels Die,” published by Banney House Publications, describes how de Chavigny and her children dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder, attempted suicides, nightmares, boiling anger and intense hatred. The book also shares de Chavigny’s struggles with the justice system, the medical community and her neighbors.
It was many years before de Chavigny found the professional therapy that helped her family truly heal.
“I wrote the book as self-help therapy because I was unable to find one that offered a guide to life after a rape,” de Chavigny said. “It’s so difficult to know what to do and how to deal with the flood of questions and fears that surface.”
Because of what she’s learned, de Chavigny is an advocate for rape survivors and others affected by crime. In fact, she will speak about transitioning from victim to survivor June 7 at Ministers Against Child Exploitation Conference at MiracleLand Church, 7427 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Houston; for information about the conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Caroline de Chavigny
Author Caroline de Chavigny was born in Montreal, Canada, and has a bachelor’s degree in business. Through her latest book, “When Angels Die,” de Chavigny aims to share how she overcame post-traumatic stress disorder after a vicious criminal attack, and she offers hope to others facing their own transitions from crime victims to survivors.
Her desire to help others also led her write children’s books, including “A Sparrow’s Sad Song” and “Merry Birthday.” Her style of writing comes straight from the heart.
All of de Chavigny’s books are published by Banney House Publications. To order any of de Chavigny’s books, go to www.CarolinedeChavigny.com or to www.Amazon.com.