Podcast Interviews

February 3rd 2016 Apryl Pooley

Raped Neuroscientist Heals from PTSD now Researches PTSD! Listen as Apryl Pooley Reveals her Journey!

Apryl Pooley Neuroscientist Discusses her Rape and PTSD in Memoirs Fortitude

Raped not once but twice, the first time in high school the second at University, Apryl Pooley confesses she did not know about PTSD. She believed it was what took place in military personnel. She discovered her own PTSD only after she stumbled across the truth: PTSD occurs frequently in raped people. As she began her healing with a qualified therapist, Pooley began to speak out about Rape and its aftermath, even as she continued studying for her PhD in Neuroscience.

Pooley now researches PTSD in mice, male and female, checking on some gender differences and how the mice react. Her research will bring new information on how humans respond to PTSD and how our nervous systems cope with healing.

Cover of Fortitude Apryl PooleyFully accredited this spring with her PhD, Apryl Pooley's direct and frank discussion of her own experiences with rape and then subsequent behaviours that haunted her life leaves the impression of a very strong woman. She accomplished most of her academic achievements, including awards and scholarships, while struggling with PTSD! A remarkable memoir, her book 'Fortitude' expresses in full detail the insides and outs of her experience.

 Neuroscience, and one who speaks from her Soul, Apryl Pooley describes her life in terms of PTSD, recovery and joy after healing. Her book Fortitude, describes it all!Listen in here to this fascinating woman talk about the two rapes and childhood molestation that inspires her research into the effects of PTSD and how we best heal from it.

Jan 21st 2016 - Kathy Pooler

                                      Cancer Diagnosis, Adult Child's Alcoholism, lead to Discovery of Emotionally Abusive Christian Marriages: Listen in for Inspiration!

When Kathy Pooler set out to write her memoir of a cancer diagnosis which crashed head on with her son's revelation of himself as an alcoholic she believed these two, cancer and her adult son's alcoholism embraced enough to fill at least one memoir of struggle and redemption. She found herself staggering through the pages until she realized she had to write about the emotionally abusive Christian marriages she entered not once but twice!

Two separate marriages to two different husbands and still the rotted root of emotional abuse sank her hopes, her dreams and began the tortured journey her beloved son took through alcohol's rank despair.

Listen to this podcast as Kathy describes her insights about faith, her continuing path to health and her heartache over her son's self destructive actions. Listen and recognize the power of this amazing woman's strength and resilience while enduring so much sorrow. Learn that she will indeed write that original book about her diagnosis with Cancer and her son's Alcoholism, as the second in this series.

Listen then read Kathy Pooler's moving story "Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away from Emotional Abuse." Look for her next memoir due out soon!

Kathy Pooler struggled through not one but two emotionally abusive marriages before getting straight with her faith and her soul. Listen in as this Retired Nurse describes the mystery that caught her up and then the healing that came through!

Listen to Lori Schafer talk about her indelible memoir "On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened," and much more!


  1. Great interview. Some penetrating questions. Schafer's creative approach to such a difficult experience is a great example in itself. I've read the book; it's chilling and somehow inspiring at the same time. You're right, Charlene, it speaks very well to Ms. Schafer's strength of character.

    1. Thank you for your kind and cogent comments Nick. I am glad to know others like you are reading her work. I must check into yours, too!

  2. Please do... but I DO write horror novels.

  3. Please do... I write horror fiction, but nothing as scary or revealing as On Hearing of My Mother's Death.