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I am delighted that STAINED is featured in a Wiki video: 12 Compelling Young Adult Thrillers.

I am delighted that STAINED is featured in a Wiki video: 12 Compelling Young Adult Thrillers. (beaming) It is timely since Sarah in STAINED is raped by her captor and must find a way to save herself, just as I did – and this is #SAAM Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Survivors are strong.
You can see the video with 12 YA thrillers at https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/12-compelling-young-adult-thrillers-n3abSt2GDGfZL

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If you are a teen boy, work with boys, or have a son, I hope you’ll read this important, powerful, and eye-opening article

If you are a teen boy, work with boys, or have a son, I hope you’ll read this important, powerful, and eye-opening article by @halseanderson about boys and consent, and then have some open, honest discussions. If we want a world with less sexual violence, we need to have these conversations and help boys understand how important consent is.
http://time.com/5503804/ive-talked-with-teenage-boys-about-sexual-assault-for-20-years-this-is-what-they-still-dont-know/

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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Speak out when you can. Support survivors. Take gentle care of yourself. I do. smile emoticon -Cheryl Rainfield, author of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED, and incest, rape, and torture survivor. April is Sexual Assault … Continue reading

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I am honored to have two of my books mentioned in Bibliotherapy For Teens on SLJ

I am honored to have two of my books–SCARS and STAINED–included under PTSD/Abuse & Assault in “Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction” by librarian Erin E Moulton on School Library Journal’s site. Erin wrote a moving and insightful … Continue reading

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Today is STAINED’s book birthday! Come celebrate with me.

eeeee! I’m so excited! (grinning) I love that STAINED is in bookstores now, and that readers can finally pick it up and read it! It’s a wonderful, exciting, slightly scary, very happy thing to have a book come out into … Continue reading

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I just got the bound copy of STAINED! It’s such a joy to hold a book you wrote for the first time.

My advance bound copy of STAINED just arrived (it doesn’t release until Oct 1st)–and it is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful. It felt so good to get in the mail today! (In STAINED, Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body … Continue reading

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A good video on treating women with respect: A Needed Response (message to rapists)

I love seeing men stand up to other men who are sexist, rapists, or generally abuse, so it was lovely to see this video message that goes out there: “To the Steubenville rapists…or any rapists out there.” I think it’s … Continue reading

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New Phone App Helps You Get Safety & Tell Your Location

As a survivor of incest and ritual abuse (cults), I always wanted to be saved while I was being abused. But how could I tell anyone when my life was being threatened? I was too afraid to speak aloud (they … Continue reading

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Another reason we need strong voices & YA books: Comedian Daniel Tosh suggests an audience member should be gang-raped

I can’t believe *anyone* actually thinks it’s okay to tell rape jokes–never mind that they mind be funny. To me, that’s a sign of great disconnectedness from compassion, from emotion, and from their own vulnerability. Yet that’s just what comedian … Continue reading

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Fight back against ignorance: Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak equated with porn

It shocks me to the core when anyone equates rape with pornography. But that’s exactly what associate professor Wesley Scroggins (who is also affiliated with Reclaiming Missouri for Christ) has done, comparing Laurie Halse Anderson’s beautifully and sensitively written YA … Continue reading

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