Keith T. Hoerner Writes About Taking 50 Years to Find a VoicePR Web
St. Peters, Mo. (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Keith T. Hoerner describes his new book, Missing the Mark (published by WestBow Press), as an unusual and fresh take on the subjects of child abuse and alcoholism.
A creative-nonfiction work, Missing the Mark offers an unexpected structure by which to tell such a story: braiding an unflinching account of childhood abuse and ensuing alcoholism (within poetic threads of archery/spirituality and stained-glass making/the re-assemblage of oneself), says Hoerner.
Two-thirds of people in treatment for substance abuse were abused or neglected as children, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
As he too had become part of this statistic, Keith Hoerner openly shares this reality in Missing the Mark. Hoerners book evolved from a self-examination during a 12-step recovery program. An advocate of healing through writing, Hoerner has begun speaker engagements on this topic.
"A child is abused every 30 seconds; this demands a social response. My hope is that the book Missing the Mark will help a person muted by child abuse and alcoholism reclaim h/er rightful place among the living by removing the silence and finding h/er voice," adds Hoerner.
Missing the Mark By Keith Hoerner ISBN: 978-1-44974-191-4 Available at Amazon, WestBow Press, and Barnes and Noble.
About the author: With a Bachelor of Science in Communications, Keith T. Hoerner recently received his Master of Fine Arts in Writing, whereupon his latest book, Missing the Mark, served as his thesis project. Hoerner is a frequent contributor to literary journals both online and in print, such as Literary Juice and the Journal of Micro Literature. Currently, he works as an adjunct professor in communications, seeking new direction after years of working in marketing and sales. ####
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