Book Release


Comes out today, Monday February 15, 2016.  It can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or directly from the publisher at  for $10.95

This is the story of surviving unthinkable abuse at the hands of family members who should have been loving and protective but weren’t. It is about trying to find help for the ways my soul was fractured by the trauma I experienced. It is about the difficult path of healing and the struggles of recognizing the many times and ways God was not just with me but saving me when I was most vulnerable and wounded. It is my story of fracturing into 15 personalities due to severe abuse, and how God brought the right people into my life to help me take the difficult but healing path to wholeness.  Integrating my personalities was not a quick nor easy task, but now, as I write my story as one single personality, I can say it is worth the work to see the grace of God that has and continues to sustain my life.

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Stories of survival have always been very popular, grabbing our attention as we root for those trying to overcome great odds. Often over¬looked is how a survivor copes with what has happened and how they are thrust into facing the traumatic stress that arrives after the harmful events have passed.
This book touches upon the challenge in coping as well as the controversial topic regarding a person experiencing Dissociation. It does not attempt to resolve the debate, but rather goes beyond that, sharing the experiences and journey of coming out the other side of a life of abuse. It required years of work, step by step, to find a loving heavenly Father who through it all put the pieces of a fractured soul back together.
Ken Bachelor, Grief Counselor



Surviving Evil

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Surrounded by Evil, Saved by God

$10.95 Availability: Now available for pre-order!

How does a child born into a family filled with violence, the occult and sexual deviance survive when she becomes the object of their abuse?  Without being taught coping skills and having just small respite between assaults from multiple family members and their friends, this little girl found a way by splintering into 15 different personalities.

Filled with a desire to know the truth of the God she feared yet could not deny, she struggled with a myriad of emotions concerning the love of God and the abuse she endured daily. Although feeling abandoned and punished by God, she knew one truth, there was only one true God, and she could bow no other.  What she did not understand in her search for God was just how close He was and how He provided a way of escape for her. That broken, wounded little girl was me.

I should have never survived my childhood.  Having survived I should have been permanently institutionalized in a psychotic state beyond the reach of medical and psychiatric help.  I should have never been able to share my story or pain, confusion, disappointment and eventually grace and peace, but here I am.

  • I share my story to encourage the broken and wounded, the angry and hopeless that God does care and He is there.
  • I share my struggles so those around me, especially in the Church may grow in compassion, grace, and understanding for the difficult and the outcasts of life.
  • I share my story so God’s love, mercy and grace may be proclaimed.
  • It is not a fairy tale or a happily ever after story, it is filled with raw emotions and years of hard work to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds left by the abuse.
  • I am here to say it is worth the hard work and God will help you through it.

I hope you will gain something good as you read this book, and will also share it with those who struggle and those who care and help the struggling.

Taylor S Shepherd