August 26, 2015

10 Things About... @BadRedheadMedia

Welcome again to my '10 Things About Me' series... I am delighted to present my next guest... Rachel Thompson...

Rachel is best known for writing Broken Pieces and Broken Places, being an advocate for childhood sexual abuse survivors, her business BadRedhead Media, the director the new Gravity Imprint of for Booktrope (bringing fiction and nonfiction stories of trauma and recovery to life), Huffington Post writer on book marketing and social media, tough love for authors, and of course, Nutella advocate.

Here are her 10 things...

10 Things About Rachel Thompson

1. My eyes are naturally green (thank you Russian and German ancestors). Less than 2% of the world’s population has green eyes. And there’s the red hair, too, you may have noticed.
2. I took classical piano lessons for over ten years. I mostly remember Beatles songs but can play any melody by ear.
3. I lived in NYC for a few years and hated it.
4. I adore poetry, and wish more people read it. I share quite a lot here (mine and others).  
5. I hate green peppers, but love yellow and red. I’m pretty sure green peppers hate me, too.
6. I’m always cold, especially my toes.
7. My cat squeaks instead of meows. She has red fur and green eyes, which is coincidental, given that I adopted her from writing friend Amy Gigi Alexander, who is off traveling the world and needed to rehome her. My boyfriend named her Squeakers, my kids named her Phoebe Khaleesi Meow Meow. Her tag is very long. (I voted for Hemingway but was shot down.)
8. I really do love Nutella, but eat it very rarely. Too much sugar. Instead, I pin and share pictures (mostly on my Nutella Pinterest board).
9. My escape from reality is ‘Friends’ – I know every line from every episode.

10. I’m always listening to some kind of music, especially when I write. I’m particularly drawn to soundscores (Thomas Newman is a fave), female singer/songwriters (Imogen Heap, Tori Amos, Jonatha Brooke), and 70s rock.
Rachel Thompson
Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places (2015 Honorable Mention Winner, San Francisco Book Festival), and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. Rachel is published and represented by Booktrope. She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. For affordable group sessions check out Author Social Media Boot Camp, monthly sessions to help all authors! Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington PostThe San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…),,,, and Self-Publishers Monthly.
Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and the live Twitter chat, #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with certified therapist/survivor, Bobbi Parish.
She is also now the director of the Gravity Imprint for Booktrope, bringing stories of trauma and recovery (fiction and nonfiction) to life.
She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.
Author Contact Information:
Author Site:
BadRedhead Media Site:
Twitter: @RachelintheOCTwitter (Business): @BadRedheadMedia
Facebook: Broken Pieces Fan Page: (Business):
Author Newsletter:
BadRedhead Media Newsletter:
Full-size Author Photo Link:
Thank you, Rachel, for joining me today. 'Friends' is also one of my favorite shows... I am in the process of watching it again - season by season - for about the millionth time!
Stay tuned for my next - and last - guest Tara Taylor Quinn - joining me on August 28! :)

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