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PVCC Alumni Publishes Heart-Wrenching Memoir

PVCC Alumni Publishes Heart-Wrenching Memoir

Former creative writing student here at Paradise Valley Community College, Wilma MacLiver, recently published her memoir Life Behind the Masks: Surviving and Healing from Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse. MacLiver was a PVCC student from 2015 and 2016 while working on her book.

Her former professor and Director of Creative Writing at PVCC said, “The survivor story is incredibly important for all survivors of sexual abuse. It pulls into focus the gaping holes in our system of safety nets for children in these precarious and awful situations."

MacLiver grew up in Phoenix and began writing when she was 10 years old “to relieve the pain of her mother’s relentless abuse.” During her healing, she discovered there weren’t any publications on mother-daughter sexual abuse (MDSA) from a daughter’s perspective.

Described as “a must-read to witness her miracle healing from the worst kind of sexual abuse,” the powerful, true story is an Amazon #1 New Release and Amazon bestseller. The book is available in both paperback and on kindle.

Today, MacLiver and her husband of 40 years remain in Arizona. She is a public speaker and enjoys the simple things in life – coffee, reading, long walks, and spending time with family and friends.

Visit Amazon to learn more.

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