PHOENIX, AZ – Her father died of an overdose when she was two. Unable to cope with the loss, her mother turned to drugs and alcohol, leaving Tracy in the care of grandparents. Nothing in Tracy’s life was easy or normal. Homeless as a teenager, she became a stripper to support herself. When Frank sweeps her off her feet she can finally have the life she’d been aching for. She didn’t know about his controlling and abusive personality.
What happens to Tracy then is so horrifying that your urge to set down the book, and catch your breath will be overcome by your need to read what happens next.
Tracy cuts to the chase in this true crime memoir. She’s honest and straight-forward as only a woman who has survived this kind of trauma can be.
Together, Tracy Stombres and Stephanie Angelo have written an emotional roller-coaster,
true crime memoir and released it in conjunction with October’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
No stranger to family abuse from her own past life, Stephanie Angelo is an award winning consultant and trainer who pioneered a proprietary financial model to determine the impact of domestic abuse on businesses. Her business, Human Resource Essential, is listed on the Family Violence Prevention Fund web site as a National Workplace Resource. Stephanie was recently awarded the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence Desert Sunflower Award for Allies in the Community.
Stombres and Angelo are holding book signings and presentations to Phoenix Prosecutors, Law Enforcement and Advocates. A portion of proceeds are earmarked for the opening of Vina’s Place Domestic Violence Shelter. Additional proceeds are intended to benefit domestic violence services throughout Arizona. To arrange a presentation, book signing, or fund raiser, contact Stephanie Angelo at (480) 726-9833. Further information on Serrated is available on http://www.Serratedbook.com
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Human Resource Essential uses a proprietary financial model to determine the impact of domestic abuse on the workplace. This approach allows companies to save $7.9M in lost work days alone each year. It includes consulting for sustainable change.