Phoenix news media buzzed to life reporting details of the assault on Tracy Stombres. Her story is captured by Stephanie Angelo who created a fascinating “can’t put it down” journey; taking the reader from a dismal childhood, to unimaginable horror, to a hopeful future.
Nothing in Stombres’ life was easy or normal—her father died of an overdose when she was two, her mother was an addict, and she was raised by her grandparents. By the time she was a teenager she was a homeless runaway and soon became a stripper to support herself. When her future husband (and would-be killer) Frank sweeps her off her feet, she thinks she can finally have the life she's been aching for. She didn't know about his controlling and abusive personality, or what horrors awaited her instead of wedded bliss. Angelo and Stombres take the reader through a dismal childhood and the shocking 2001 knife attack by Stombres' husband to an optimistic future.
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.
Their inaugural book signing will be Wednesday January 26, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona, located at 6428 S McClintock Drive
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. 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.