Join Emily as she opens a forbidden cedar chest, unlocks a Chinese box and discovers dark secrets. Share in her struggle to climb out of her mother's darkness. Emily/Out of My Mother's Darkness is a work of autobiographical fiction. Traumatic emotional events from Janie's life were woven into her book. Writing this novel helped her to reflect on her past and deepen her identity. Janie Lancaster plans to share her therapeutic-writing journey with her readers by giving lectures and teaching seminars.