Pam Franklin spent a lifetime trying to escape her past. Pam was born and raised in and around Jackson, Mississippi where she spent most of her life. At sixty-five years old, she decided to embrace her early childhood and write it down in a journal. The process was so cleansing she wanted to share her story with other people who had lived through the same type of abuse she had endured at the hand of her mentally unstable older sister.
In the back of her book, there are pages and pages of photographs with Pam and movie stars, including: Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Rob Lowe, Pierce Brosnan, John Travolta, Tom Selleck, Ryan O’Neal, Matt Damon, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez, and Billy Bob Thornton. She co-founded Franklin Designs in 1990 and is partners in Phoenix Entertainment, a theatre management company that operates 150 movie screens nationwide.
As a successful businesswoman for the past forty years, Pam feels her ability to overcome such a challenging childhood made her into the strong and versatile person she is today. When not working or writing, she spends time in Charleston, South Carolina with her daughter, Whitney, and her grandsons, Teague and Crews. She now resides in Celebration, FL with her husband of twenty-five years, Bobby. Franklin hopes people join her in an effort to eliminate sibling abuse and childhood bullying.
“I share my story in an effort to be an advocate for survival,” says Franklin. “I also advocate for the survival of other adults still recovering from an abusive childhood and for the survival and protection of children still fighting to survive sibling abuse. I also share my story to be a resource to readers who have escaped abuse, but want to understand the enormity of danger that is present for others.”