Villain: The Voices of Shattered

Terra Publishing

“You will die this way,” I heard the voice say to me.
“I’m just drunk,” I said to myself, shouting over the radio.
“You’re just an idiot,” she said. “You’re gonna get into a wreck and we’re going straight to hell.”
Going straight to hell?
Crazy brain, I thought. Don’t you know better?
I cannot go where I already exist.
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In Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac, A.E. Hayes opened a window for her readers to see into some of the darkest parts of her life. From her experiences with a traumatic brain injury and amnesia to the realities of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Hayes never shrank from the truth.

But that's not the whole story.

While writing Shattered, Hayes was struck by the notion that she was often the villain in her own story. From that idea, Villain was born.

But what is a villain, really? The concept of good and evil has always fascinated Hayes, and Villain provides a space to explore that idea. But this book goes farther than that. Villain also gives voice to several of the alters that were created by traumas in Hayes's past. From a gut-wrenching story of love gone wrong to an exciting tale of hijinks at a casino and more, the alters' stories are sometimes harrowing and sometimes hilarious, but they're always authentic.

Villain will entice and intrigue, and it will leave readers with one question: are they the heroes or villains in their own stories? 

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About the author

 A.E. Hayes has been featured under various pseudonyms in myriad novels, anthologies, poetry collections, and music magazines. She is the author of the memoir Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac, which ranked as a #1 Amazon bestseller in medical memoir. She is currently working on a follow-up collection of nonfiction essays titled Villain (release date May 15, 2018), writing a short story for the Young Adult anthology Love at the Edge of Seventeen (release date May 2018), as well as writing a paranormal science fiction story for the upcoming graphic novel The Eynes Anthology (release date TBD). A.E. was most recently featured in the anthologies Love Across the Universe and Crazy Little Spring Called Love. She studied English and Writing at Hood College, where she earned her B.A., and later studied Fiction Writing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A.E. resides in Maryland with her husband and son, and when she isn't writing or singing opera, she spends her time drinking far too much coffee, pretending she's a Cylon, and staring at the water in St. Michaels, plotting ideas for her many future projects. She is also a member of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Please visit her website, aehayes.com, for updates and future publications. 


She can be contacted on Twitter as @AE_Hayes, on Facebook at facebook.com/aehayesauthor, or at her website, aehayes.com.
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Publisher
Terra Publishing
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Published on
May 15, 2018
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Pages
214
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ISBN
9780998951461
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Philosophy / Good & Evil
Psychology / Mental Health
Psychology / Psychopathology / Dissociative Identity Disorder
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This content is DRM protected.
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