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Romance Author’s Mothering Under Scrutiny

According to an ABC news story, Whiskey Creek Press author, Sandee McCann, abandoned her 6 children and lives a new life in England.  Alexandra Firestone, the oldest of McCann's children, was 14 when McCann left the family.  The article says that McCann's children and husband were bewildered by McCann's departure.  Firestore recently discovered McCann's existence after 7 years via Google.   McCann is married to a nurse and lives in England.  She writes for Whiskey Creek Press and Publish America. 

Firestone was taken out of the public school by McCann to be homeschooled.  When McCann left the family, Firestone did not return to school but instead took up the reins of mothering her five siblings.

McCann told the press that she tried to keep in contact with her children but was prevented from doing so by Firestone's stepfather.  McCann also stated that she felt her life was in danger by Firestone's stepfather.  My feeling is that even if it is true, you don't leave your six kids with someone who you think is physically violent. 

ABC news also reported that due to the many offers of help from viewers, the Catholic Charities of Atlanta has agreed to handle all donations:  Readers can go to their website at Catholic Charities of Atlanta to get more information on how to help, or call them at 404-881-6571.

See also Post Gazette for more on this story.  

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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