Author Jori Nunes of Modesto will appear on the “Dr. Phil” show on Friday. Nunes wrote the novel “Chocolate Flowers,” about childhood abuse and sexual molestation.
Nunes said the story is based in part on her own life, including abuse by her late mother, which her siblings deny, according to a news release from the show.
“It has driven a wedge between her and her siblings, Grant and Dottie. Grant says Jori is vindictive and wrote a ‘book of lies’ for attention,” according to the release. It advises the segment of the TV program contains strong sexual content.
Nunes’ book, released in 2013, was written to raise awareness about sexual abuse of children, and her appearance on “Dr. Phil” will help to bring that message to a wider audience, says a statement from 3L Publishing, the book’s publisher.
“We’re very proud of Jori and the work that went into making her book the best possible platform to raise awareness on a difficult subject,” said Michelle Gamble, CEO of 3L Publishing.
In writing the novel “Chocolate Flowers,” Nunes also collected stories from other adults who experienced childhood abuse.
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