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.
"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."
"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."
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"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."
Rachel Thompson is the author of Broken Places (one of IndieReader's "Best of 2015" top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival and Los Angeles Book Festival), and the multi award-winning and bestselling Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.
Rachel is represented by Lisa Hagan Literary Agency. Her books will be published by boutique literary publisher ShadowTeamsNYC as of May, 2016.
Broken Places continues her exploration started in Broken Pieces, through honest, raw yet lyrical poetry, essays, and prose, one women's journey from trauma to healing.
She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, IndieReader.com, FeminineCollective.com, and BookPromotion.com.
Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the blog-sharing hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish (Tuesdays, 6pm pst), and #BookMarketingChat (every Wednesday 6pm pst).
She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.