Mary A. Havens, first time author shares her compelling story in, "The Shadows in My Heart," where she unmasks the truth and tragic consequences of family secrets and mysteries. This groundbreaking autobiography, her lifelong quest, is about real people who inhabited a sleepy, peaceful Midwestern dairy farm in the Wisconsin Ocooch Mountains. One of twelve children raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Mary’s world has expanded beyond the red barns and swaying fields of her hometown. She now divides her time between the Midwest, Southwest, Alaska and elsewhere. Mary appeared on numerous TV talk shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Live and The Mary Hanson Show. She was a Twitter contributor for Dr. Phil and The Doctors TV Shows. She is a member of the Alaska Writers Guild and participates with writers groups across the country. At the core of Mary’s story is family, all the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with it. Mary shares her story with others, who have experienced an arduous journey such as hers, by speaking out against domestic violence, sexual abuse and incest.