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Broken PlacesTitle: Broken Places
Genre/Keywords: Non-fiction
Length: 124 pages
Extras: Authorgraph
Release date: ebook: January 13, 2015 * print: January 12, 2015
ISBN-10: 162015689X
ISBN-13: 978-1620156896
ASIN: BB01GF7KJ16
Purchase: Amazon

Book Summary:
Award-winning author Rachel Thompson courageously confronts the topics of sexual abuse and suicide, love and healing, in her second nonfiction book of prose: Broken Places. The sequel to Rachel’s first nonfiction book, Broken Pieces, Rachel bares her soul in essays, poems and prose, addressing life’s most difficult topics with honesty. As you follow one woman’s journey through the dark and into the light, you will find yourself forever changed. Rachel’s first book in this series, Broken Pieces, has been a #1 best seller on Amazon (eBooks) on Women’s Poetry and Abuse. Please note: this book discusses serious topics, and is intended for mature audiences only.

AWARDS

  • IndieReader Approved
  • Chosen as a book of the month for Association of Independent Authors, April 2015
  • Honorable Mention at the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival

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PRAISE FOR BROKEN PLACES:

“BROKEN PLACES succeeds as the gritty memoir of a woman who was sexually assaulted when she was young and the author’s story of survival will surprise the reader because of its candidness and unexpected ending.”
~IndieReader

“Broken Places by Rachel Thompson is a very descriptive, well-written memoir of abuse…Author Rachel Thompson has a well-developed vocabulary for describing one of the worst experiences of her life — sexual abuse at the hands of her pedophile neighbor…Broken Places should help other people realize that they don’t have to be ashamed or embarrassed by what happened.”
~Readers’ Favorite

“The book is deeply personal, and the author discusses her emotions in a very rational, honest, and compelling way…It was very inspiring and splendidly written.”
~OnlineBookClub.org

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Broken Pieces paperbackTitle: Broken Pieces
Genre/Keywords: Non-fiction
Length: 106 pages
Extras: Free Sample * Authorgraph
Release date: 1st edition: ebook: December 19, 2012
2nd edition: ebook: September 23, 2014 * print: December 12, 2013
ISBN-10: 162015160X
ISBN-13: 978-1620151600
ASIN: B01GGQEKJS
Purchase: Amazon 

Book Summary:
Broken Pieces is an award winning book about relationships, a study of women, and a book with heart. Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, Broken Pieces is a collection of pieces inspired by life: love, loss, abuse, trust, grief, and ultimately, love again. While still non-fiction, best-selling Broken Pieces is not humor at all. In Thompson’s most intensive work to date, she opens her soul and invites the reader in for a visit. Thompson goes into those long buried rooms we lock up deep inside and shares a bit of her soul. Broken Pieces is vulnerable, raw honesty, and no-holds barred.

AWARDS

  • 2015 Readers’ Favorite Award Non-Fiction Memoir Bronze Medal Winner
  • 2014 Kindle Book Award Non-Fiction Finalist
  • 2013 eBook Cover Design Award Gold Star Winner
  • 2013 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention
  • 2013 Global eBook Award Women Studies Non-Fiction Gold Medal Winner
  • 2013 eFestival of Words Best Non-Fiction (General) Winner and Best Literary Fiction Runner Up
  • 2013 Orangeberry Hall of Fame Best Non-Fiction Winner and Best Cover Art Winner

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PRAISE FOR BROKEN PIECES:

“Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson is truly a unique book…a powerful narration of her life. Each word, each line leads the reader through her experiences, the depth of her emotions, flowing seamlessly from past to present, depicting how her past marked her marriage and family and formed the remarkable person she is today.”
~Readers’ Favorite

“This is a book about rising above; about becoming more than you can possibly believe you ever will be at those terribly low points of your life. It is about surviving, thriving and living and I recommend it more than any other book I have read.”
~Tracy Riva, Midwest Book Review, Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer

“The book is written as a series of fragmentary essays. Thompson is a wonderful stylist, and the whole book is written in a very lyrical and poignant prose. This is not a book for leisure reading, but a powerful testament to the resilience and the indomitable nature of human spirit.”
~Dr. Bojan Tunguz, Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer

“So ridiculously amazing, I can’t take it”
~Gabe Berman, author of Live Like A Fruit Fly

“Engrossed. It is a grippingly brilliant work”
~Frank Feather, author of FUTURISTIC LEADERSHIP A-Z

“Any woman who has had a former lover (or two or three) will be able to relate to this. Her writing is very poetic”
~LS Hullinger, author of Alibi’s Ghosts

“A brilliant and intense must read”
~Jeffery Rowan, reader

Professional

Self-Publishers MonthlyTitle: Self-Publishers Monthly
Contributors: Scott Flora, Joel Friedlander, Florrie Kichler, Shel Horowitz, Dan Poynter, Danny O. Snow, Rachel Thompson
Genre/Keywords: Non-fiction
Length: average issue, 70 pages
Extras: Free SampleWebsite * Facebook * Twitter
First Issue: August 2013
ASIN: B00E2WF8YU
Purchase: Website

Book Summary:
This year, there has NEVER been a better time to self-publish a book, whether printed or digital — or both.

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SPM accepts no advertising or underwriting; we offer unbiased, no-bull, “news you can use.” Even a single minor tip from any one of SPM’s expert contributors could easily pay for an entire year’s reading — maybe even SEVERAL years! You won’t spend a better dollar today…

PRAISE FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS MONTHLY:

“Self-Publishers Monthly…charges out of the starting gate explaining the different types of self-publishers and why they need to be taken seriously… Rating: 5 Hearts”
~Heartland Reviews

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Collaborations

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00015]Title: Discovering True: #NoMoreShame Project Anthology, Volume 1
Editors: Rachel Thompson, Athena Moberg, Bobbi Parish
Genre/Keywords: Non-fiction
Length: 137 pages
Publisher: #NoMoreShame Publishing
Release date: November 17, 2014
ASIN: B00PNUNRIO
Purchase: Amazon * #NoMoreShame Publishing

Book Summary:
Discovering True is a collection of true stories told by survivors of childhood sexual abuse. These stories and poems describe our individual journeys in search of the truth. In reading them you will experience many facets of what we have felt, heard and wrestled with along the way. There’s anger, pain, confusion and hopelessness in many of the pieces. Yet there is also hope, reclamation, joy and peace. Not all of the stories and poetry directly reference sexual abuse. Some are metaphorical rather than literal. But all reflect the journey of a survivor on the path to discovering true.

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Title: Feminine Collective: Raw & Unfiltered
Authors: Many
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Feminine Collective, Inc
Release Date: Dec 11, 2015
ISBN: 069258868X
Purchase: Amazon

Book Summary:
The first in a series from Feminine Collective, Raw & Unfiltered is a collection of essays and poems about relationships, authentic, honest and at times self-deprecating and humorous. First published on FeminineCollective.com from 2014 to 2015, the women (and a few men) bravely share their unfiltered realities in an exploration of the relationships women have with themselves, their loved ones, and with their daily pursuit of having it all. This collection of nonfiction essays are the voices of new and emerging writers, most of whom were unpublished before Feminine Collective. These carefully selected works represent the first of their kind, in their boldness and subject matter. Now through March 31, 2016, Feminine Collective will donate 50% of net book sales to Women’s Center of Los Angeles (WCLA), a community of dedicated women with the shared goal of guiding, educating and supporting women and girls to attain the knowledge, confidence and courage for a life of personal success.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 6.26.27 AMTitle: Embraceable: Empowering Facts and True Stories About Women’s Sexuality
Authors: Many
Genre: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Amazon
Release Date: Dec 12, 2015
ASIN: B019ARUXWI
Purchase: Amazon

Book Summary:

A provocative blend of memoir, anthology and inspiration, EMBRACEABLE is a celebration of women’s sexual empowerment. Learn how August McLaughlin, creator and host of Girl Boner®, found her way out of the sexual repression to which too many girls and women are prone. She then weaves research and inspiring facts around stories contributed by women who’ve cultivated sexual empowerment in their own lives–on topics ranging from asexuality, kink and burlesque dancing to religion, “slut”-shaming and surviving sexual assault. Learn what girls do (and don’t) learn in sex ed, the truth behind widespread damaging messages, the role body image plays in embracing our sexual selves and more.

Includes stories by:

Velda Brotherton, Trish Causey, Kitt Crescendo, Elle the Author, Mona Darling, Jean Franzblau, Lana Fox, Erica Garza, Lea Grover, Lauren Jankowski, M, Nicole LaBonde, Emily Lindin, Jann Robbins, Kendra Tanner, Rachel Thompson, Dani Longman and Kelly Wilson

Please note: This book contains sexually explicit material and brief descriptions of sexual violence.

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