Nikki Rosen uses her writing to empower others to reach for their best.
Her book, In the Eye of Deception won The Word Guild Award and received an Honourable Mention for The Grace Irwin Award.
She has won a number of short story contests and has been published in various anthologies and magazines.
Nothing is impossible to overcome. Not drugs, not an eating disorder, not self-harm, not panic attacks, not prison, not rape, not living on the streets with no money, no family and no hope. I can say this because I was there.
Raised in a middle class Jewish family, I learned at a young age I had no right to exist. I lived wild, out of control, on life's edge.
I was told I could have a marginal life with professional intervention. I beat the odds - I did it with God's help. In the Eye of Deception is my story - a story of healing and redemption.
Winner of The Word Guild Award.
Honourable Mention of The Grace Irwin Award.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou
A story of hope and
A story about the resilience of the human spirit and the touch of a gentle God.
Shortlisted for The Word Guild Award. April 2013
Sixteen-year-old Jamie DeSouza runs away from home to escape from years of sexual and emotional abuse. Living on the streets of Toronto, she survives the only way she knows how – by becoming tough, hard, angry...a fighter. When her freedom is taken away, Jamie finds herself locked in a psychiatric ward where she struggles to maintain hope.
Caught in the mental health system, Jamie is stripped of her dignity and even basic human rights. It’s in that dark place she learns to fight back in ways that ultimately free her. The people Jamie meets along the way teach her that dancing softly in life is far more powerful than the use of violence..