During my various meanderings on the internet, as part of my ongoing battle against parental alienation I have come across and networked with numerious people and groups. However most recently an opportunity to promote awareness of Parental Alienation has presented itself to me. For those unaware of what parental alienation is see here.
I have become friends with a Birmingham based (btw that’s Birmingham, UK) author by the name of Colin Ward.
He is about to release book, a crime thriller entitled To Die For. One of the story’s themes is that of human depravity. How we allow hatred to drive our thoughts and feelings and subsequently how we treat one another. Another key theme of the story is Parental Alienation which Colin is incredibly passionate about.
For more details regarding the book see Colin’s most recent promotional article here.
As all those affected by Parental Alienation know, this is a misunderstood, easily dismissed and ultimately evil form of abuse. And is in desperate need of being brought into the public domain for further discussion.
And this is where the anti-Parental Alienation online community come in. Not only should we be promoting and aiding a UK based novelist in promoting his new book, but also a book that has the subject of parental alienation as one of its core themes.
The paperback version is due out Mid-late August. Digital formats are available on
There is also a book launch event at the Gunmaker’s Arms in Birmingham on 21st October later this year, Colin has asked me to give a talk on Parental Alienation.
For anyone passionate about writing, supporting local writers and of course promoting awareness of parental alienation please, please show your support by sharing, liking, retweeting this post. If you are able to make the event on the 21st that would be even better. Thank you and stay posted for more details.
Colin can be contacted/followed by the following means:
Colin’s dedication in his novel resonated with me, particularly in the context of parental alienation. “For all those voices silenced by hatred, in the hope that one day they might be heard again by love.”
(Photography use by kind permission from David Sturchley, Fluid Arts and Gary S. Crutchley)