Clarice Baker, www.beyondsilentcadence.com
AKA Leisley Lantram firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon, MS—December 26, 2014
Beyond Silent Cadence
Christa struggles to find herself and face her fears to gain strength to end her marriage.
Beyond Silent Cadence by Leisley M. Lantram was published on July 28, 2014 through
iUniverse, Incorporated. A unique twist on universal relationship patterns and domestic
abuse is detailed with contrasting times of suspenseful turmoil and often, total joy.
Keynote: In the spring of 1980, Christa Fonteneau has reached her breaking point. A
stay-at-home mother transplanted from Nashville to Houston by the promotion of her
husband, Damon, she is entirely dependent on him for interaction with the world outside
her home. Their two daughters are now school age, and Christa is left at home alone with
her anxieties, created by their troubled marriage.
Damon is out all hours of the night and when he is home, he is violent. Christa decides it
is time to make a change. She sees a way out through renewing her teaching certificate to
find a job. Meanwhile, she struggles to keep the abusive behaviors of her husband a
secret, maintaining the facade of a happy family for years. Although she longs to escape
from Damon, that desire is held in check by her deep insecurity. Can she find the strength
to leave behind the life she knows to enter a world that she also fears?
About the Author: Clarice W. Baker is a retired teacher living in Brandon, Mississippi
who writes under the pen name, Leisley M. Lantram. Beyond Silent Cadence exemplifies
her passion for education and prevention of abuse. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa
International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators, the National Coalition Against
Domestic Violence, and the National Exchange Club. Her degrees in elementary and
exceptional education are from the University of West Alabama and Auburn University.