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In Her Latest Interview, Author and Domestic Violence Survivor, Rebecca Leo, Discusses Her Memoir-Based Novel, "The Flaws That Bind"

As part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), author and domestic violence survivor, Rebecca Leo, sits down for an interview with ChloƩ McFeters, director and producer of the domestic violence documentary You Look a Lot Like Me ( to discuss her latest book, a memoir-based novel titled "The Flaws That Bind."

Los Angeles, CA, October 03, 2014 --( "The Flaws That Bind" tells the story of an idealistic college girl from Iowa who meets an exciting Jamaican inventor with plans to save the world and drops everything to begin a new life with him. What she doesn’t expect – and what no woman expects – is that her husband turns out to be a brutal, abusive cheater who threatens to kill her or their children if she tries to escape. "The Flaws That Bind" takes readers inside the lonely terror and psychological trauma that battered women and children endure when there seems to be no safe way out.

Born in the Midwest, author Rebecca Leo has lived on the East and West coasts, as well as in Canada, Australia, Jamaica and the island of St. Croix before returning to the U.S. where she took an administrative job at Boston University. She stayed there until her three children completed school in Cambridge and all graduated from B.U. In the meantime she earned a master’s degree and completed the coursework for her doctoral degree. She taught writing at several colleges in the Boston area until moving to Cape Cod with her husband, William. They now live in California where she is an avid tennis player and she continues writing in between doing tutoring, editing and proofreading. Her latest book, a novel, "The Flaws That Bind," is drawn from experiences encountered with the abusive father of her children, and portrays how one woman manages not to become another statistic in the police records of domestic homicide.​

On Thursday, October 16th, at 7:00 p.m., Ms. Leo will be discussing how she survived extreme abuse and reading passages from "The Flaws That Bind" at Upstart Crow Book Store, located at 835 W. Harbor Drive in San Diego, California. She will then answer questions and monitor a discussion about combating and preventing these insidious crimes. Signed copies of her book will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local women’s resource centers.

For more information on Rebecca Leo or to purchase a copy of "The Flaws that Bind," please visit Rebecca's website at

Chloé McFeters is the producer and director of the feature-length educational documentary on domestic violence, You Look a Lot Like Me. The film was released in early 2014, following its world premiere in Hollywood, CA (USA), and is presently used as a training resource in various settings across the U.S. For more information on You Look a Lot Like Me or to purchase or license the film, please visit For more information on Chloé's production company, Tortoise and Finch Productions, LLC, please visit
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ChloƩ McFeters
+1 617 820 6233
Rebecca Leo
Author, "The Flaws That Bind"

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