“When I was hit hard on my bare butt at only five years old, while my father sat drinking with a friend in our living room and our mother worked nights, I knew my life was changing.”
“I learned how to hide, sometimes in the house, sometimes outside, or at a friend’s house, and when older, to stay busy and away from home.”
These are what Pamela Taeuffer learned, raised in a family that battled alcoholism, and gave her the sharp awareness and rare insight that enabled her to write “Shadow Heart” and “Fire Heart”, the first two novels of her Broken Bottles Series, in an honest and open way.
She is a true believer that nothing can be gained unless we risk everything for what we want and reveals the dark secrets that few families of addiction and abuse dare to share.
From the time she was six years old, Taeuffer’s father, a man she ultimately admired, took her to the San Francisco Giants baseball games, and thus her love for sports grew—especially baseball, which provides the backdrop for her first series, Broken Bottles.
In her words “Through my writing, I hope to shine a light on how it’s only when we step out of our shadows, jump and take a risk, that we begin to let others into our heart. Real intimacy comes through being vulnerable, and intimacy opens our heart.”
In addition to her Broken Bottles novels, Taeuffer has also published: Business Networking for Introverts and will soon release a new series: “My Two Years as a Porn Star”, which tackles the love-hate relationship with our bodies.