Saturday, October 16, 2010


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

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Interview With Mary Moss

Why did you decide to write this book?
When I started writing in April 2008 my intention was not to write a book but to get the images of what happened out of my head. The more I wrote the more it dawned on me how far down God had gone to pull me out of a very dark place. I realized I had never told anyone what He had done or what had happened. On the advice of a friend, I started blogging and was shocked to read the encouragment and support from other bloggers. Around the same time, I connected with the rapist's son who told me even more horrific things that had taken place. One of the victims killed himself. I began to have the desire to tell the truth of what had taken place to give hope to others. Three months into writing, I met a writer who read some of what I had written and she told me I needed to tell my story. Although I continued to struggle with shame around disclosing, I started to construct what I wrote into a book format. There was a part of me that knew God wanted me to tell. 

What is the significance of the book title?
My whole life had been based on deception; lies that were ingrained into me since I was a child. I believed everything I had been told: I was worthless, had no right to exist and what happened was because something was wrong with me. Faith in those lies almost killed me. It led me from one dark encounter into another. Even when God dramatically touched me, it took a long time for me to let go of the decpetion and accept the'truth.'

Tell us about your book.
The book is written in creative non-ficiton so that it flows more like a novel than a documentary. However, it is a true story. It's divided into two parts; the first telling the story of growing up in a Jewish religious home, being physically and emotionally abused by both my parents, and turning to a serious drug addiction, eating disorder and self harm at a very young an effort to escape. The addictions pulled me further down. Living on the streets was dangerous and then a friend brought me to meet a man she believed could helpme. He turned out to be a cult leader. He held me in his house for six months and raped me before I finally managed to get free. The turning point was a dramatic encounter with God, although I continued to struggle with the addictions.

The second part details the process of healing and recovery from shame and addictions.  As a Christian and someone who had experienced many miracles, I still could not get free....not until I dealt with the root causes. Through a relationship with a Christian counsellor, I started dealing with the eating disorder, self-injury, anger, shame, fear and forgiveness . 
At the back of the book I list nationwide resources so the reader can access their own help.

What did you learn while writing this book?
I learned  God can be trusted to bring about complete healing and recovery and it was the power of His gentleness  that ultimately freed me and continues to free me. I was reminded to never judge anyone because no one really knows what has gone on in someone’s life to make them as they are.

How can readers get in contact with you? (mail, email, website)
Through my website at and my email or even my blog

Friday, August 6, 2010

Reader Comments....

Lisa: I got your book yesterday afternoon...I read late into the night and this afternoon....yours is such a beautifully written book, one that resonates with me on so many levels. I loved the descriptions, felt like I was right beside you, experiencing every situation with you. At times it was hard to breathe. Other times, I was moved to tears. Many times I was frightened for your safety, touched by your endless bravery. And then I was inspired.....

I found the detail of the coaching advice affirming the very processes I am currently working on in order to change my own negative belief systems. I don't believe in co-incidence, your book came to me as a message of hope.  

Janet:  Wow. What an awesome book! I read it in two days. I"m not a reader so for me to read it that fast it has to be good. I was reading at work on nights and I had to get up and go to another room at one point, tears were falling down my face...your book has helped me to open up and gave me so much hope! It has made a difference in my outlook on my situation. 

Stan: I have to rank In The Eye of Deception as one of the most riveting books I have ever read. And the fact that it is a true story...makes it even more riveting and intense. There were several times where I continued reading past my allotted reading time because I was so caught up in the story, so concerned about what was happening, that I couldn’t put the book down! If ever there were a must read, it is In The Eye of Deception, a truly phenomenal book by a truly phenomenal person and writer.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Book Won Award

Last week, my book, In the Eye of Deception, won the TWG National Book Award for Life Stories and was given an honorable mention in The Grace Irwin Award, their highest award.

Some reviews:

"Your book came at supper-time last night, and I finished it at midnight. I marvelled at the writing - the English, the choice of words, the flow, the chapter divisions, the sequence arrangement andbthe authority graciously claimed." Reader's Comment

It took only 2 days to read your book. Your writing is phenomenal btw - what an easy to follow read. Images came straight away to me. Reader's Comment I read your book my heart started aching...I wanted to wrap  that hurting little girl in my arms and love all the pain away...after a heart began to ache for another reason...old hidden wounds of my own wounded past began to surface and I KNEW that I would have to deal with them...
I had come such a long way (I thought) I had written books about the healing of a soul...but reading throught the section covering the times with your counselor I felt I was there and she was gently leading 'ME' out of a dark hole into the light. I didn't want to see the truth...I wanted to stay in denial that all was well with my world...but I can't...and I won't. Your book will touch many lives my ...I has turned my world upsidedown. Reader's Comment



Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Power of His Gentleness

Every day, in heat, rain or cold, I ran - alone in the woods - in the hills near our home. There I felt the gentle touch of God and heard Him whisper. You're stronger now. It's time to tell the truth of what happened. Tell your story to give hope to others.  

How could I never have told anyone what He had done for me? Nothing else had worked. Nothing...except the gentleness of His touch. 

The power of His gentleness....In the Eye of Deception: This is my story.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Telling the Truth and Making a Difference

My book released December 2009 has sold more than  100 copies. Reviews and comments have been powerful for me to know that In the Eye of Deception is touching people, giving hope and helping others find freedom. 

Visit to read the introduction and and see reviews.