Daddy’s Little Girl & Mommy’s Dreaded Seed is one that I had to write if I never write another book again. I struggled with myself writing this book because of how deep and personal it is to my very being. I truly felt that someone out there could benefit from knowing that you can overcome adversity within the family structure. You can become all that God created you to be if you just faint not”. Now, I know that this is easier said than done, but when you read this book you will see that being hated and mistreated by your own mother, surviving in a house with a mother who was heavily practicing witch craft and the black art and the murder of my father who was the only positive person in my life with the rumor that you mother orchestrated his murder you will see how you can overcome troubles in your life and move on to your bright future. I pray that this book can and will help you accomplish your true purpose in life and know deep down in your heart no matter what you are going through that trouble doesn’t last always. If you want to know how to overcome hostile adversity in your home, if you want to know how to overcome suicidal tendencies and most important if you want to get through the storm and come out on the other side like gold than this book is for you.
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Q&A with the Author
1. What inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired to write “Daddy’s Little Girl & Mommy’s Dreaded Seed” because I felt I needed closure on some areas of my life and writing would give me that closure.
2. How did you come up with the title?
I came up with the title from the way I felt growing up in that type of household with my parents.
3. Is there an important message in your novel that you want conveyed to your readers?
Yes, there is a message that I want to convey and that is you don’t need to suffer in silence and alone. There are ways to become who God created you to be and there are ways to overcome the adversity in your life. Suicide is not the way out nor is quitting. Life is a journey… so take it!
4. How much of your book is realistically based on the experiences of someone you know or events in your own life?
My book is 100% based on my life.
5. If you had to do it all over again, what if anything would you change?
If I had to do it all over again I would add some other life events that I was actually ashamed of, but now I know that I should not have felt that way at all. If I took the time to open my life to the world I should have added it all!
6. Who designed the covers and how does the design relate to your story?
The publishing company designed the cover, but it was perfect for the book concept “a new day sunrise”.
7. When did you develop an interest in writing?
I developed an interest in writing two (2) year prior to actually writing the book. My sister and I would joke about writing my life’s story, but one day the Lord lead me to just start writing.
8. Do you consider yourself a career writer?
No, I don’t consider myself a career writer even though I write daily on my website www.phyllistrafton.com for people who need an uplift and need some assistance in overcoming this thing called life and how to go through life with purpose.
9. What other projects are you currently working on, are they in line with this first book?
I am currently working on a project for 2014. A book with my collective writings for daily guidance that is in line with my first project.
10.. What was your greatest challenge writing this book?
My greatest challenge was the shame of putting my life out there. Being in church leadership I felt that I may have some negative back-lash but God is awesome! The book did more for helping others come out of the shadows of shame than I ever imagined!
11. Any life lessons learnt that you would like to share with our readers?
I have learned that sometime you just need to do the thing and not worry about judgments from others; you need to follow what your spirit says and move yourself out of the way. I have also learned what it truly means when people say that “your test is your testimony”!
12. Do you have any advice for other writers?
My advice to other writers would be to just do it! If your spirit is constantly telling to turn you blood into ink, do it! The solution to help someone else may just me in you writing.
About the Author
Phyllis Trafton is an ambassador for God who has given her a ministry of reconciliation. She is dedicated to serving God by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has the motivation and ability to reconcile people back to the Lord Jesus Christ. She is a minister of the Gospel, married for 23 years, deaconess, author, currently working in the IT field, a graduate of The Baltimore School of the Bible and most of all she is an overcomer. She is the founder/CEO of “The Overcomers Network”, (LLC pending).
At the age of 34, Phyllis gave her life to the Lord Jesus Christ; and since then, it has been her fervent quest to experience His grace, mercy and love daily and to share that love with others. Ordained in 2005 by Pastors Linwood and Dr. Karen Bethea, Deaconess Phyllis has been a servant and faithful member at Set The Captives Free Outreach Center for 13 years. She has served in several ministries such as the Greeters Ministry, The Choir and Praise and Worship Ministry, Prayer Facilitator, Mentoring Program, Special Events Ministry and for the past 12 years she has been the Director of The Hospitality Ministry. She also completed and graduated from the L.I.T.E. Class (Leaders In the training experience) at Set The Captives Free Outreach Center. In addition, she is an author of the book titled” Daddy’s Little Girl & Mommy’s Dreaded Seed” which had its debut in March 2013 . Additionally, she has been featured as a new and upcoming author in the Woodlawn Villager. Prior to becoming a member of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, Deaconess Phyllis was on the P.A.C. (Pastor’s Advisory Council) Team at Faith Christian Fellowship in Randallstown Maryland.
Deaconess Phyllis received her E.T.A Certificate at the Baltimore School of the Bible in Towson Maryland where she graduated from biblical studies there. She has also completed and graduated from The School of the Prophetic in Baltimore Maryland. Deaconess Phyllis is currently in M.I.T. Class (Ministers in Training) at Set The Captives Free Outreach Center.
Having a heart of servitude and a standard of excellence is embedded in Deaconess Phyllis’s life. In addition to being a servant of God and a student of the Word, she allows her faith to be extended to the professional and community arena. Her call to serve those who think that they have to suffer in silence is one of passion, empathy, love and a desire to see women overcome adversity through the word of God and His practical application. She is committed to helping those who are struggling with adversity in their family setting and cannot see a way out. Her book Daddy’s Little Girl & Mommy’s Dreaded Seed evolved out of a life that was consumed with pain, abuse and the murder of her father, to a life of an overcomer through Christ who restored her to wholeness and gave her beauty for ashes. Deaconess Phyllis also has a “Feed the Hungry” ministry where she feeds and clothes those who are living on the streets and in shelters in the Baltimore City area. She writes daily encouragement and uplifting blogs for her website for Over Comers called “The Daily Lift”.
Deaconess Phyllis currently resides in Baltimore County, MD and is active in the community. Currently, she is completing her second book inspired by God. She believes that every day is a day to share the “Gospel and Love” of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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