" A great writer can describe something and allow the reader to experience it. Fulks is a great writer."~Reader's Favorite reviewer Anne Boling (5 stars)
"My Prison without Bars" is well-written and gives a good look into the lives of those
who have been sexually attacked..."~Reader's Favorite reviewer Alice DiNizo (5 stars)
Fulks trusts the reader enough to lay everything out on the table... if readers can make it through, they'll likely come away changed and perhaps with a sharper perspective on the terrible long-term effects of child abuse. Fulks weaves a compelling narrative with commanding prose...A detailed, deftly told narrative that will shock even the stoutest readers. ~Kirkus Review
From the Author
If so, then you'll no doubt identify with Taylor's story; a saga much like Sapphire's Push, that became the Academy Award-winning movie, Precious.
My Prison Without Bars is a poignant, yet dark account of one woman's struggle to find "normal," as well as light and hope along her journey.
I wrote this novel in first person, from the mind, body, and heart of a child. I didn't want to shock or be grotesque...I wanted people to truly know the permanent damage that is inflicted, to know the depths of fear and self-loathing, and to really feel through the experiences of an abused child.
My goal was to exorcise my demons, gain some sense of self-esteem, heal myself, and finally tell my dirty little secret with full disclosure, while giving the reader full access to my heart. Oddly, I didn't find the outcomes I expected...absolution, understanding, and self-forgiveness. But I did find something I didn't expect...Acceptance.
My life is what it is. My experiences happened in the past. I don't live there anymore. I can choose to be angry and ashamed for the rest of my life, or I can accept my life for what it's been, what it is now, and move toward the light...and who knows, maybe help someone else along the way. Hence, my mission statement: The rest of my life will be the best of my life. It's not about my destination...it's about the journey that gets me there.