Wait Until I'm Dead! Novel

Elda M. Dawber LICsw

about the author

I am, by profession, a clinical social worker who has been working with abused and neglected children and their families for more than forty years. Wait Until I'm Dead! my first novel, is informed by the trauma, grit, and struggle to survive that I have witnessed in hundreds of remarkable children. This is their story. It is also the story of millions of adults who, as survivors themselves, will relate to its frank descriptions of the healing environment good therapy can provide.

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Although I no longer practice as a therapist, I continue to present training workshops for social service professionals on topics related to child sexual abuse, interpersonal violence, compassion fatigue, and working with LGBTQ youth.

I live in Rhode Island, surrounded by an amazingly loving and diverse family, savoring a great mystery novel, getting together with friends old and new, and enjoying the excitement of adventure travel whenever my aging knees cooperate.

It is my two-fold hope that this novel will find its way to the people who may need it most, and that it will one day be available in paperback copies for those who pick books up in supermarket lines and simply love the feel of turning pages and writing comments in the margins.

Elda is a GoodReads author and a member of the Association of Rhode Island Authors.