Unspoken Truth (Author Interview)


Unspoken Truth looks like an exciting story. Please tell us a little about it.

This story began years before our mother passed., One day in 2014, I received a phone call from a stranger announcing he is my brother we never knew about; I was shocked and stunned by his findings and finding siblings he never knew existed. Based on my mother's history of undocumented abuse, his mere existence would become only part of the key that would unlock my mother's pandora's box that would answer so many unanswered questions regarding her darkness, her past, and her anger. It would become my mission to find out all of the answers to who my mother really was and why to the many unanswered questions she would take with her to her grave. 


Any plans to turn it into a series?

Still waiting; it's a possibility. I'm tossing that thought around.


How long did it take you to write "Unspoken Truth?"

I began writing this story in August 2016 and completed "Unspoken Truth From A Buried Past" in the winter/spring of 2021


What inspired the idea for your book?

After hearing my brothers' story and the Ancestry.com platform DNA, which led him to my front door, meeting him for the 1st time, slowly but surely, the missing pieces and answers to an already existing broken puzzle began to form. It was a story that needed to be told and how it has and would continue to affect everyone involved, possibly for the remainder of our lives.


How did you come up with the title for your book?    

Our mother was gone and unable to defend the "why's along with the many questions her son and six remaining surviving children who knew her would ask of her. She would take her devasting secret with her to her grave. The one person that would be able to answer the why and all other questions surrounding this event was still alive at the time and was able to solidify the timeline of events that took place between Charleston, S.C and Philadelphia, PA, in 1956/1957. We met for the 1st time, speaking openly and candidly together for 17 hours during the summer of 2016 when he was 90 years old. He was her 1st husband. He passed in the fall of 2018 at the age of 92. Subsequently, a close relative and I came up with the title and subtitle based on the death of our mother taking her secret with her to her grave: "Unspoken Truth From A Buried Past"

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Unspoken Truth?

Yes, having to write of the abuse and my mother's darkness surrounding her demise, uncovering the why plots of twists and turns. There were many emotional roller-coaster rides for me while writing this story. I also felt my mother's presence asking for forgiveness, simultaneously encouraging me to write this story, to put this story out there so that her story could help many others like her. In the end, for me, there was a sense of healing.


What do you like to do when not writing?

Travel, read, relax somewhere exotic and beautiful, spend time with my family/grandchildren, who are the lights of my life, ponder my future titles, then write again.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

www.kylensbarron.com or google my name: Kylen S. Barron