Vernon Ennels grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and now makes Arizona home for he and his family. After a long day at work in the business world…he found that writing his book was most productive in the evening hours sitting by his swimming pool. Vernon holds a BS and an MBA in Business Management. “I was inspired to write my book thinking of my own six-year-old son,” he asserted.
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Page six of Vernon Ennels, Jr. book, THERE’S SOMETHING YOUR SON NEEDS TO TELL YOU, reads, “I still remember his face, his breath, and hear his voice demand me to lie on my stomach. He would down my pants my mother so proudly dressed me in. And then my Superman underwear…When he was done, he walked me to school and warned me, ‘If you tell anyone, I’ll kill your mother.’”
Author Vernon Ennels, Jr. lived with the horrible secret of being sexually abused and ashamed for some 40 years before he was able to recently summon the courage to tell his own family. “Studies show that one in six men have been sexually abused,” said Mr. Ennels. “Most are afraid to talk about it.”
This book reflects the experiences of males, specifically black males, but encourages both men and women and those from various racial backgrounds to recognize the signs of sexual and mental abuse and to combat the epidemic. “My book,” emphasized Mr. Ennels, “is a mirror of my abuse to shed light on an on-going issue to inspire others to take immediate action when they suspect child sexual abuse. #Saveoursons is my mission to help spread awareness and spark change to save current and future victims of sexual child abuse.”
Forty-something Vernon Ennels, Jr. says his new book THERE’S SOMETHING YOUR SON NEEDS TO TELL YOU is an “open letter” that prompts other men to step forward and share their very own experiences of child sexual abuse in order to save other young boys from the hands of an abuser.
My moniker ‘Save Our Sons’ encourages discourse and social activism to help boys and men who have been sexually abused,” said Mr. Ennels. “Many, many people believed these victims were lying, making up a story for attention. Since I am a certified ‘non-celebrity’ I wrote my book for every child abuse victim out there who is terrified of stepping forward.”
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What first inspired you to write or who inspired you?
My 6 year old son. When I look at him I saw myself at his age and realize I was abused at 6 years old.
Do you take notes when reading or watching a movie?
I took audio notes. This allowed me to capture my complete thoughts.
Has writing always been a passion for you or did you discover it years later?
I discovered my passion for writing as I begin my first novel.
Do you have a day job? What do you do?
I’m a project manager in energy conservation.
Do you let unimportant things get in the way of your writing?
At first, I did. I was allowing others situation come first. I was thinking their issues was bigger than me sharing my story. Till one day I decided my story was more important than anything else. I put myself first.
What hours do you write best?
The best time for me write would be between 9 and midnight.
How often do you write?
I would write at least 10 hours a week.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently promoting my first book.