Author: jyllondon

Forgiveness article in Behind the Fake Smile


Excerpt from the book, “Behind Tear-Stained Eyes.” Chelsea got up at a seminar to speak. She struggled to accept this speaking engagement because she had a fear of public speaking, and the entire topic of domestic violence was a hard one for her to speak about. It was emotional, humiliating, and she had to be very vulnerable, […]

Jyl London – Domestic Violence

Out of a Murder Scene

Excerpt from the book, “Behind Tear-Stained Eyes.” The relationship between Dexter and Chelsea was becoming rocky. He was withholding money from her, not paying his child support, not paying rent, and could barely hold a job. She had started a new job an hour away from where they lived and was commuting, taking care of Dexter’s children, […]


Life is Fragile

Excerpt from the book, “Behind the Fake Smile.” – Cut Chapters “I’m so glad tomorrow is Friday. This week seemed like the longest week, and I want the weekend to be here already.” Chelsea thought as she looked up at the clock. The bell rang, and outside the door, she could see Brett’s surfer’s hair […]