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My world shattered when I was raped. I asked God to show me why He allowed that to happen. His answer changed my life forever.
My world shattered when I was raped. I asked God to show me why He allowed that to happen. His answer changed my life forever.
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So many of you have asked me how you can help. Well, here's your chance. This kick starter is to raise funds for me to be able to self publish my memoir, PERFECTLY BROKEN. Here's what it's all about.

PERFECTLY BROKEN is a riveting story of my life after my rape. Fear and rage were my closest companions and I teeter-tottered between the two. Even with my rapist in prison awaiting the trial, I couldn’t come to grips with my life as a victim. Spiraling out of control, knowing this was more than I could handle, I handed my situation over to God. I found peace in the stories from The Bible, but still struggled with that nagging question of “why me, God?”   

A summer foreign exchange program to Spain came at the perfect time. With the court date months away, a chance to be something more than 'the raped girl' was an answered prayer. The walls I spent all year building came crashing down as I learned to laugh again, live again, dance again. I realized it wasn't my situation I needed God to fix. I was the one that was broken. Piece by piece He rebuilt me in His image.

Renewed and empowered, I returned home from Spain to face my giant in court. I wasn't a victim anymore. I was a warrior for Christ.

PERFECTLY BROKEN is my true story of being so completely broken that I knew the only one who could fix me was Jesus.

My prayer has always been that the light of the Lord would shine through my story. I pray that while walking in my shoes through these pages, the reader will find some of their own questions answered and maybe even find some healing along the way.

Will you join with me on this journey and help me publish my memoir?

Rape is such a difficult topic and for so long it's been avoided in the Christian community. RAINN's website states that 1 in 6 women in America will be the victim of a sexual crime. It's time to have more Christian material available.

Risks and challenges

I will be using WestBow Press to self publish to ensure that Perfectly Broken is edited, formatted, and printed by professionals to deliver the best quality material. I'm not sure how long it will take before it is ready for print, so I've listed the mail dates by Sept 2014 just to be safe. If PB is published before then, I will be sure to let everyone know.

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    Let's face it, times are hard. I understand that not everyone has extra money laying around. But every dollar helps and I truly appreciate every donation! This donation will get you an email of thanks.

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    This donation will get you a Perfectly Broken postcard in the mail along with an email of a few of my best recipes. Guacamole, Salmon, Pork roast, gluten-free chex mix, and the best salsa you've ever had (although that recipe has been passed down and I don't get the credit)

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    This donation will get you a postcard as well as a bookstub for a free e-book copy of Perfectly Broken.

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    This donation is for those who want multiple copies, if you have a friend or family member that you'd like to give one to (because sharing is caring, right? : )

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    This donation gets you an autographed hardcover copy, a postcard, a bookmark, plus a mention on my website as a key contributor to the publishing of PB.

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    This donation gets you an autographed hardcover copy, a postcard, a bookmark, and a mention in my memoir as a key contributor to the publishing of PB. Also I'll throw in a live 1hr chat on the phone or face to face through Skype (if you'd like). Or, if you have no interest in skyping, I'll make you an oil lamp. (It's a painted glass bottle that can be used inside or outside... how you want it painted is your choice--I'll provide many options)

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    This donation will get you an autographed hardcover copy of PB, a postcard, a bookmark, a thank you in my memoir, and I will name a main character after you in my next book (which will be a work of fiction). Plus I'll throw in an hour chat either by phone or Skype (if you'd like) or an oil lamp. Topics we can discuss are: The writing process, Finding healing in God's word, Living in God's purpose

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    This donation is far more than I could ask of anyone.... but my mom doesn't like to be outdone ;) So this is for her ;) and of course if anyone else wants to jump on this, you will get my undying love. And ontop of all the book goodies, I make some amazing gluten free brownies :)

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