He Kan’t Kill Your Future Book Review & Interview

I recently reviewed a book called He Kan’t Kill Your Future by Sharquent Webster. I will give you a little information on the book, and then I will have a short interview with the writer.

He Kan’t Kill Your Future is a glimpse of Sharquent Webster’s life growing up in South Central Los Angeles. Sharquent has been to hell and back for sure. Sharquent tells her story of her family separating, being molested as a child and then living on the streets and using drugs. The book continues on as Sharquent stumbles upon Victory Outreach, which is a women’s rehabilitation home and ministry. From there we follow Sharquent through her discovery of God and finding herself again.

I have been lucky to chat with Sharquent about her book and life and this is what we talked about.

Before starting I just want to let you know I think you are a very strong person. I want to thank you for taking the time to write this book for people who may be going through something similar or someone who may be trying to help someone through something similar. It is great to see such a happy end to such a scary life. I was at the edge of my seat through the whole book.

You start off your book mentioning your parents separating but then there is no mention to what happened to your father, is he still around in your life? Did he have no contact with you or any of your siblings?

You were right, I never mentioned anything else about my father after he and my mother split up. I guess because once he left the house, he was pretty much gone out of our lives for the most part. After he left he maybe came bac twice to pick us up to visit him. After that we did not keep contact, until  we were in our late teens.

No he is NOT still around in our lives today. He does not have any contact with any of us. I believe thats because when we got a little older it was always a BIG mistery rather he was our biological father or not. They NEVER told us the truth even after many attempts. So it leads us to believe he is not our father. So I guess it doesn’t matter to us that he is not in our lives.

While reading your book, I did get a little lost on the time line. Can you give my readers an idea of how many years the book took place over?

It all began in Elementary School about the 5th or 6th grade. I walked into that rehab home at 23 years old. I am now 45 years old next month, and I have never looked bac. God has KEPT me, by his grace and mercy :)!!

How many siblings do you have any do you keep in touch, has this caused a lot of space between you and your family?

There is ten of us. One passed away after about 1 year of age. Nine of us are still living. We do keep in touch some what. We all live our own seperate lives. Two of my sisters reside in Sacramento Ca, I reside in Atlanta Ga, and the rest are still living in Los Angeles. Its kinda hard to answer that question,, I do believe it has created some space in our lives. We don’t go out of our way to visit each other, but we do get along well when we are together.

When you look back on your early years can you believe that you were able to walk away from all of that?

Well that is an emotional question for me. But its ok. Yes when I look back on my early years, and through out my entire life,,, NO I cant believe I made it through it. It is a MIRACLE what God has done in my life. And for that I am forever grateful!! I often think about my child hood and still weap as though it happend yesterday! I some times dont understand "why" I still cry. It was a horiable life to live!! It was so much mintal and psycal abuse that some of my siblings are a little slow mintaly. a few of them get disability checks because of it.

Is this your first book that you have written? Will we see anymore? Is this a self – published book?

Yes this is my first book, yes there will be a few more. I have already written my second book titled "IM STILL STANDING!" And yes I self published the book.

Can you tell us about the making of this book, why did you decide to write a book about your life?

My husband of twelve years kept saying through out the years that I should write a book. But I kept saying no. So as we were leaving our church in San Diego Ca, I was sitting looking at every one being busy moving around. And I said to my self "Ive ben in this church for fifteen years and nobody knows "my life story." So that motivated me to write. And I emmediately began to write. Also I knew I had a story to tell.

Would you like to share anything else with the readers of Canadian Coupon Mom?

Well there is one thing I would like to say to your readers. And that is,,, I would realy love to finaly know if my father is my biological father. It means more than the world to me for him to look me in my eyes and finaly tell me the truth. Ill always wonder. Thank you and God bless you!
I would like to thank you Sharquent for taking the time to answer some questions and chat with us.

My thoughts, this is definitely a book for anyone who may be struggling with a life of drugs and abuse to help you know that you too can find a better life. God is around even if we are not huge believers or of different faith. There is a higher presence there helping us find our way. I highly recommend reading this book if you work in a women's shelter or as a social worker. This is an eye opener, to another persons life and experience for sure. The chapters are short and the book is raw, to the point and it does have a few spelling and grammar errors. If you don't mind these things I would suggest reading this book.

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~*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of He Kan’t Kill Your Future from Bostick Communitcation and Sharquent Webster for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own. I would like to Thank Sharquent for taking time to answer some questions for Canadian Coupon Mom.*~


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