Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Twist of Innocence: The True Story by Nikki Rosen


“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.” Stephanie Klein

 Elements of truth exist in all deception. It’s why lies sometimes sound real. But truth has a life of its own and in time, always reveals itself. 

It happened sixty-three years ago, a horrific crime against a young child.  When the community learned who perpetrated the brutal crime it shocked them even more. The story, A Twist of Innocence, The True Story, confirms evil exists and, sometimes comes in the most unlikely form.

The toddler, now a woman in her sixties speaks out for the first time and shares the truth of what really happened the summer of 1949 in Lowertown, Ottawa.

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Twist of Innocence -- Truth or Lies.


A Twist of Innocence - Researched and Authored by Nikki Rosen

The story has taken on so many twists and turns. It began with one elderly man telling me his version of what happened. His story was sketchy. He remembered few details. He said he was charged with a crime as a child that he was innocent of.

Fascinated by the story I set out to find the details. Incredibly I found the baby in the story and the boy who helped rescue her.

They told me the shocking truth of how four young boys snatched a toddler from her backyard, beat her, attempted to rape her and then hung her in a shed and left her to die. The four bragged about what they had done. Someone overheard them and told police. The boys were charged and ultimately sentenced. Three of them were brothers who already had a history of committing crimes that were serious enough to be heard and dealt with by Juvenile Court.

This story is about lies and deception and using faith as a means to promote and profit from a heinous crime. The title will be changed from A Twist of Innocence to Twisted Innocence.

Can young children commit horrific crimes? Unfortunately, they can.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Interview with Laura Davis.



Pieces of Interview with Laura Davis. To see the full interview go to  http://www.interviewsandreviews.com/author-interviews


Laura: What is the hardest thing about writing for you?

Nikki: Staying on course from beginning to end and piecing the material together so that it flows, fits together well and makes perfect sense.

Laura: Which do you enjoy more - reading or writing?

Nikki: Writing – I feel the same as Anne Frank did – “I can shake off everything when I write. My sorrows disappear and my courage is reborn.”

Laura: What is your newest book about?

Nikki : Dancing Softly, released Nov. 14, 2012, is a story of hope and overcoming. It’s a story about the resilience of the human spirit and the touch of a gentle God. 

Laura: What inspired you to write this book?

Nikki: Pieces from my own past and things I’ve seen working as a social worker.  Dancing Softly is dedicated to Ashley Smith, a young woman who took her life at GrandValley Prison in Kitchner. Ashley’s crime – throwing crab apples at a postal worker. Ashley never should have been incarcerated. The system broke her spirit. And there are many woman in systems – mental health, nursing homes, penitentiaries, who are disempowered, bullied and treated as if they have little worth.

Laura: Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?

Nikki: Everyone’s life has value and purpose. And kindness is the highest form of wisdom. 

Laura: What is your favourite Scripture verse and why?

Nikki: John 1:5  ‘And the Light shines in the darkness and the darkness overcame it not.” I like this because  it reminds me that Light always trumps darkness.

If you would like to learn more about Dancing Softly or Nikki's books, visit her at www.write2empower.webs.com

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dancing Softly Available Nov. 2012

My book, Dancing Softly, will be coming out soon. My dgt fiddled around and made a trailer for the book. I hope you like it.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Nurturing Paws.


My stories, A Gentle Healer and Remembering Sasha, are published in the newly released book - Nurturing Paws. It's an anthology of inspiring stories and poems that show the healing power of animals. A portion of all book sales will go to charities promoting physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

Other contributors include three time Senior Poet Laureate Elaine Morgan, New York Post and Huffington Post columnist Tina Traster, several Chicken Soup for the Soul® contributors and dozens of award-winning writers.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Written2Empower

I wrote this book to show that nothing is impossible to overcome; absolutely nothing. No matter how dark it seems.....how impossible it appears.....freedom and peace are possible.