Imagine living in a culture where a blood moon is an indication of the end of time. Imagine a child who was raised in that culture witnessing a blood moon minutes before her death. Imagine that child blaming her death on that moon instead of an overzealous parent who believed that sparing the rod would spoil the child. Imagine children growing up handicapped because of parents who took it upon themselves to punish their children to the point of physical disfigurement. The Blood Moon Sealed My Fate tells the story of a young boy who experienced many of those horrific acts, many of them justified by the religion of his parents and their pastor. This dark but captivating tale of physical, mental, verbal, and religious abuse comes partially from a true story the author was entrusted with; however, she chose to fictionalize the book to protect the guilty.
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About the Author
Rhonda Partin-Sharp comes from an Appalachian lineage. Her memories combined with stories she heard of previous generations have nurtured her as a storyteller. Although she received higher education in literature and writing and worked as a writer in various non-fiction forms, she feels her heart is what made her a storyteller, and her heart is tied to the mountains that were the lifeblood of many generations before her. Those mountains contain much beauty, and some clans also have many secrets, secrets that everyone knows. Rhonda was born in the middle of those two extremes. She once wrote that she was born on a tight rope between heaven and hell, and the journey of her life was to determine which side she would land on when she left that tightrope. The heaven side taught her the compassion and generosity that the people of the Appalachian mountains are known for, especially among their own people. She loved people so deeply on the hell side that she learned to try to understand why people do what they do, so she could continue to love them. The combination of these two personal attributes often made her so generous and understanding that she made herself a scapegoat in relationships that didn't earn that much understanding and consideration. She worked hard to gain the personal growth required to learn to set the right boundaries with people. This work improved, and continues to improve, her life so much that she hopes to pay forward the lessons she learned. This is one of the goals of her writing.