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.