Friday, July 25, 2014

Author Q&A: Katherine Svoi Symthe author of Unbreakable

Katherine Svoi Symthe, author of Unbreakable: The Unrelenting Spirit of Katherine Svoi Symthe, stopped by for a Q&A.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a writer, owner of House of SVOI Inc. and Healing Survivors, Creating Thrivers. I am now a thriver helping others who have been victims of human trafficking and abuse. The goal is to raise awareness, and education into the epidemic.

What do you do when you're not writing?

I help others and spend time with people. I love to be around others that are authentic and are deeply caring.

When did your first start writing?

I started at 7 years of age. I had to hide my writing from the human traffickers that were my so called “family”. Writing frees my soul and really brings me back to me.

What inspired you to write this particular book?

In 2012, I was in a relationship that broke my heart. I finally hit a point in my life that I was done with life and wanted to give up. After the fire in my apartment, I was given perspective. I decided to write the book so that others know that they are not alone in their trials and challenges. In the process, the book took a life of its own as I began to heal from my horrible, torturous past. I quickly discovered that when I began sharing my story that other survivors began to come forward sharing their stories. In many ways this book helps others and me.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

The end because its really a new beginning for me as I help others become thrivers. Knowing that I can impact other lives and that there is hope is just amazing to me. I never thought I would live to see the age of 41 let alone become a leader of a movement.

What is best writing advice you can give?

Have divine faith and never give up no matter what the odds are.

Is there anything else you'd like your readers to know about the book?

Yes, visit our site or follow us at

You can purchase my book directly from me for $20 and I will personally autograph it for you.
If you only want the book as is you can buy it here.

About the book:

Katherine Svoi Symthe is the granddaughter of Lester Brown, whose cruelty to animals made the cover of Life Magazine in February 1966. Brown’s horrific cruelty to animals enraged Congress to pass the animal rights law. Lester Brown moved to California where the family went into human trafficking. Symthe was bought in 1972 from San Antonio, Texas and sold to the Brown’s family. Symthe endured 17 years of abuse, pain, torture, and even witnessed her sister’s death by the one referred to as her “mother”. 

Today Symthe’s memoir provides an exclusive look into her life, and how she utilizes her talents to overcome the traumatic trials in her life creating a passion within her to form, “Healing Survivors, Creating Thrivers.” 

Follow Symthe as she tells her phenomenal story in hopes of saving other children and inspiring strength in others.

About the author:

Katherine is the owner of Healing Survivors, Creating Thrivers.

You can reach her at


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