Tonight's special guest is Elaine R.Snyder from Olean, New York, a child abuse survivor and author of the book 'In Our Midst', a novel written from the perspective of many women and children who interact with one abuser over the course of his lifetime. The novel incorporates some of Elaine's childhood experiences with her abusive grandfather, who is depicted fictionally as the character Lester Beauchamp. Elaine points out that girls [and boys] are taught to watch out for “dirty old men” but aren't taught to watch for men from one's own families, men who have no qualms about performing sexual acts with their own children, grandchildren, etc. 'In Our Midst' is available on Amazon, and can be purchased through Elaine's website at: https://elainersnyder.com/page/. She publishes a weekly blog about her passion, writing, entitled 'Logophile'. Elaine's also authored three other books, notably her book on overcoming fear, titled 'How to Be Afraid and Do It Anyway'. As a survivor of severe childhood abuse, Elaine has overcome her own trauma through a variety of methods and therapies, some of which she shares in this work. She now lives a healthy and rewarding life as an author, instructor, and speaker, and can be contacted for workshops and speaking engagements through her website elainersnyder.com.