Book Title: Hurtsy the Harrowed Hedgehog
Author Name: Cindy Graves
Book Synopsis: This is the story of a bullied hedgehog who initially experiences self-critical feelings of guilt and shame over her intrinsic protective qualities. She eventually learns that her defenses provide natural consequences, which are beneficial to both the bullies and herself. Specifically, this story deals with the abuse cycle, victimization, low self-esteem, and setting boundaries.
Author Bio: Cindy Graves was raised by her children in Utah, after having narrowly missed several unsuccessful attempts by her loving parents and older siblings in Connecticut. As a single mother of four, Cindy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Weber State University in 1994. She then went on to complete a 25-year career as an SDET, SQA Programmer and Analyst.
More writings from Cindy Graves can be found at www.echoesoms.com