Everson learned that writing a novel about the sex for sale industry without crossing sensibility lines was difficult.  "Many times I had to just write what I knew and let it go, then I'd go back and edit the parts that even shocked me. But I would become desensitized in effect, because the more you research it, the less it shocks you." That's what happens in our culture, Everson says. "That's why pedophiles are able to attack our children, because we are desensitizing them to the issues."

 

The Shadow series has prompted Everson to get more involved in fighting pornography. After being interviewed about the books last year, Everson received an e-mail from the National Coalition For Protection of Children and Families. 

 

Founded in 1983, NCPCF is an alliance of representatives from businesses, foundations, citizen action groups, religious denominations and faith groups working to educate the general public about the effects of our sex-saturated society on communities, individuals, children and families. NCPCF is also helping concerned citizens effect change within their communities and providing assistance to those whose lives have been negatively impacted by pornography and its messages.

 

"They contacted me after hearing about all the research I'd done and really how stunned I was at the problem of pornography in our society today, especially where young people are concerned. So that's how I got involved with the Coalition," says Everson. "Their vice president flew down and we talked for about four hours one day. When I walked away from that restaurant, I was convinced that something needed to be done and that I could be the mouthpiece.

 

"Most important for me was to reach the parents, because I am a mother," Everson adds. "To reach the mothers, let them know, expose to them what's going on out there with their children."

Eva Marie Everson offers tips to parents on how to protect their families from pornography. Click here to read the article.

 

 

Award-winning national speaker, Eva Marie Everson is the author of Shadow of Dreams, Summon the Shadows and the recently released and highly anticipated Shadows of Light. She can be contacted for comments or for speaking engagement bookings at www.EvaMarieEverson.com