January 2013: The new year signals a time for renewal, for taking stock of our lives and charting a brave path forward. In her latest prose collection, Broken Pieces, (http://www.amazon.com/
“We fold our stories inside ourselves. We unwrap them when nobody is looking,” says Thompson in the essay “Rooms.” But Thompson isn’t afraid to share her stories with the world, full of raw emotion, expertly crafted and revealed. A departure from her signature humor, Broken Pieces nevertheless reaches readers through Thompson’s deeply insightful and courageous look at relationships, love, loss, and the intimate events of one woman’s life. However, Broken Pieces appeals not only to women, but also to men, and to anyone interested in the broad range of the human experience.
Throughout the book, readers are invited to find entry points into these short pieces that take the form of both memoir and essay. These snapshots of a complex life—including accounts of abuse, date rape, grief, suicide, love, and loss—are rendered poetic, yet accessible to a wide audience. Broken Pieces will appeal especially to those craving an authentic voice that is at the same time unique and universal.
Readers’ powerful response to Broken Pieces propelled it to Amazon’s Top #10 in Kindle Women’s Studies books within one week of its release. Thompson has sold nearly 50,000 copies of her first two books, A Walk in the Snark (http://www.amazon.com/
Thompson’s fierce independence and take-charge attitude extend to her business model. Broken Pieces, which Thompson self-published, is available through Amazon. Digital list price: $4.99.
About the Author: Rachel Thompson is the author Broken Pieces and #1 Kindle bestsellers A Walk in the Snark and The Mancode: Exposed. Through her company, BadRedhead Media (http://BadRedheadMedia.com), Thompson helps other authors and professionals make the most of social media. Based in California, Thompson has more than 125,000 followers on Twitter (@RachelintheOC (http://twitter.com/
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