The Protest is a fictional memoir inspired by the real-life religious hijacking of the author’s daughters, ages 10 and 12.
With the help of her schizophrenic sister’s insane insights, Janey Powers breaks away from her small town fundamentalist upbringing after being seduced by her minister and is building a new life for herself and her daughters in Washington. But her freedom has a price. She is being stalked by her former minister, Reverend Logan Churlick, mouthpiece of God. He will stop at nothing to possess Janey's heart and soul and will not hesitate to use her daughters to win her.
After Churlick establishes paternity in court, Janey fights to protect her children. The girls become enmeshed in their battle, turning from innocent victims of a firebombing by the blood of the lamb to dangerous, scripture-spouting converts. Janey faces the unthinkable as she puts into play a desperate strategy Churlick could not foresee - but will it save her girls or will she lose them forever?
The Protest was chosen as "Reviewer's Choice" by Midwest Review of Books.