Marjorie McKinnon

In 1988, prompted by severe depression and resurfacing memories, Marjorie McKinnon entered a program for recovery from incest, a journey that took almost five years to complete.  During that time, she wrote about her experience, a chronicle of going from a place of despair to one of joy.  That book, titled Let Me Hurt You and Don’t Cry Out was her first attempt to get published.

Unable to sell it, she spent the next five years developing a program on recovery from child sexual abuse.  Despite being a non-professional, it was her belief that a program devised by someone who had walked the same road would be a sensitive and pragmatic resource.  She titled that self-published book, REPAIR:  A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse and used it as an accompaniment to seminars she taught in the Los Angeles area.

In the last ten years, Marjorie has completed a fiction trilogy that
follows the life of Kathleen McGuire whose spirit guide, Jake, provides her with wisdom and direction from another world as she gets herself in and out of trouble.  Three non-fiction works, Mystical Experiences: Tales of The Inner Light, Blue Skies and Green Lights:  How to Create a Perfect World Through Positive Growth in The Six Dimensions, a post-recovery book, and A Common Sense Spiritual Path, as well as a mystery novel, When First We Practice to Deceive and a fiction work titled:  Here Lies, are all completed.  Hello My Name is Marjorie, close to completion, is a sprightly and often humorous email account of her
courtship with Tom McKinnon, her husband, whom she met on the Internet while doing genealogy research for the McKinnon clan (her name was also McKinnon).  Another novel, After The Rain, and a non-fiction work called, Our Greatest Asset:  The Elderly are works in progress.

Marjorie is currently doing speaking engagements in the northern Arizona area and is the founder of The Lamplighters, a movement for victims of child sexual abuse that emphasizes the importance of REPAIRing the damage.  Feeling that a movement of one voice would give more power to survivors, she hopes one day to have Lamplighters all over the world.  Currently there are twenty-nine Lamplighter chapters in nineteen states.

The Lamplighter’s web site is at

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