Book launched to help local domestic violence victims

Book launched to help local domestic violence victims

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - Tens of thousands of women are victims of domestic abuse everyday, and one Amarillo woman is doing her part to put an end to it.

She's donating 25% of the proceeds from the sale of her new book to Family Support Services. Saturday night was the book launch of "The Worm Fiasco" by Carrie-Anne O'Driscoll... It tells her own story of an abusive relationship, and encourages others to seek help if they're in a similar situation.

She says, "It feels amazing, because I was lucky. In my situation 10 years ago I had a supportive family with both of my parents, I had a place to go. There are so many women that stay in abusive relationships, men too because the have no where else to go. And Family Support Services help provide a place of safety where people can get back on their feet and move on with their lives."

It's called "The Worm Fiasco" because O'Driscoll says all abusers are spineless, just like a worm.