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Support @RainbowBoxesYA's fab goal to provide #LGBTQIA YA books to all readers throughout the US via @indiegogo http://igg.me/p/1323366/twtr You can help spread the word, or you can donate to a great cause.
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Share To Win 1 of 3 Inspiring Message T-shirts or T-shirt Plus 3 Signed Books by Cheryl Rainfield.

STAINED releases in paperback on May 11th! To celebrate, I’m hosting this contest. Share to win 1 of 3 Limited Edition T-shirts, or a Limited Edition T-shirt plus a signed copy of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED.

To enter: Share one or both contest images; copy & paste this paragraph; follow Cheryl Rainfield (on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter); and tag @CherylRainfield. This contest is to celebrate STAINED paperback releasing May 11th! T-shirts are also available for purchase at teespring.com/cherylrainfield Full contest rules on CherylRainfield.com/blog.

You get 1 entry for each social media you share this on. Remember to tag CherylRainfield so I can see your entry.

You get 10 entries for each copy of STAINED that you buy. Yes, this includes any copy you’ve already purchased, in any format. Email a receipt to Cheryl(at)CherylRainfield(dot)com

T-Shirt has two inspirational quotes–one on the front, and one on the back.

Open to US, Canada, UK, and New Zealand readers.

Contest ends March 30, 2015 at Midnight EST.

Winner will be chosen randomly using the Random Number Generator.
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Why I believe that love and compassion cut through hate--even after all the hate used against me.
#cherylrainfield   #kindness   #compassion   #love   #YAlit  #writer
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thank you so much, Lisa. I passed it on to my web designer. If there really is anything there he'll figure it out.
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Rejected #writers take heart-> 24 Tales from the Slush Pile: Rejected Writers 
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I'm honored to be quoted in Jessica Lahey's article "Should Teachers Be Allowed To Touch Students?" in… instagram.com/p/yNYUfAkvuA/
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Love my books? Here's how to help! Tip: buying, reviewing, & requesting books helps a lot. http://ht.ly/HR4pb
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I have a guest post on E. Kristin Anderson​'s blog today: Why LGBTQ Pride and LGBTQ Books Are Needed. I hope you'll check it out:
http://www.ekristinanderson.com/?p=13596
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Limited Edition T-shirts and hoodies to celebrate May 11th paperback release of STAINED.
If you've read my books or interviews about me, you'll know that I write about strong-girl (and emotionally strong boy), and that I draw deeply on my own trauma and healing. I had to save myself over and over again until I was finally safe, and I had to draw on my own strength to survive. I believe we are often much stronger than we think we are, and sometimes we don't know just how strong we are until we're faced with painful situations where we have to draw on our own strength to cope.
STAINED comes out in paperback on May 11! To celebrate, I'm releasing these limited edition T-shirts and hoodies. One quote is on the front, and one on the back. They're available for pre-order now. http://teespring.com/cherylrainfield
You ARE strong. Remind yourself or let someone you love know you believe in them.
LIMITED EDITION shirt by award-winning author Cheryl Rainfield.Spread two of Cheryl's powerful and inspiring messages:"Sometimes you have to be your own hero" & "You are stronger than you know" (One quote on the front, one on the back.)You ARE strong. Remind yourself or let someone you love know you believe in them.Additional sizes and styles below.
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Book Therapy. A poem by YA author Cheryl Rainfield. Books help me heal and escape pain; I hope they help you, too.
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http://cherylrainfield.com/blog/index.php/2015/02/22/book-therapy-a-poem-by-cheryl-rainfield/#.VOnubvnF-WE
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Love this pic of SCARS from @Keiryk80 who said: "Found one of my favorite books today at the library… instagram.com/p/yNYoclkvuf/
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YA writer. Author of SCARS, HUNTED, & more.
Employment
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Basic Information
Gender
Female
Birthday
August 19
Other names
C. A. Rainfield (author of The Last Dragon, Walking Both Sides--as well as, under Cheryl Rainfield, SCARS and HUNTED)
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Tagline
YA author of SCARS, STAINED, HUNTED, and other books.
Introduction
I write the books I needed as a teen and couldn't find. I write YA fiction--both edgy realistic fiction and edgy fantasy. In STAINED (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 2013), Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself. In SCARS (WestSide Books), Kendra, a teen sexual abuse survivor who cuts to cope and who is queer, must find a way to face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late. I put a lot of my own trauma experiences into both STAINED and SCARS (it's my arm on the cover on SCARS). In HUNTED (WestSide Books) Caitlyn, a teen telepath, is hunted by government troopers in a world where it's illegal to be a paranormal. 

I put compassion and heart into all my books, as well as an awareness of oppression, abuse, and trauma and their effects. I use a lot of suspense and try to create good stories that entertains. As an incest and ritual abuse survivor, and someone who is queer, I know a lot about trauma and pain--and hope. Bits of my abuse experience seem to go into every book, along with hope and healing. I also put strong girls (and boys) into all my books. I believe survivors are strong, and that we can make positive change in the world.

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My book publicist is the wonderful Julie Schoerke of JKS Communications.

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Some posts I've written that you may want to read or share with others are:


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If you're a YA or Kidlit (teen and children's book) person, there are now three (at least) lists to add your name to and to help you find other YAlit & kidlit people!

Kidlit people (includes YA) -- reviewers, book bloggers, authors, librarians, teachers, etc through +Melissa Wiley
https://plus.google.com/108175421459308378989/posts/f3VYwVobEjk


YAlit and Kidlit bloggers through +Kate Messner
https://plus.google.com/116696959300142531734/posts/3hATdL32ZFC

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YAlit and Kidlit people through +Debbie Ohi
https://plus.google.com/115121110877145330939/posts/QQkAdWb8iz1


Bragging rights
STAINED was named one of the Best Books of the Year (2014) by Bank Street College; SCARS is a Governor General Literary Award finalist (the biggest literary award in Canada); #1 in ALA's Top 10 Quick Picks, got a starred review from SLJ, on the Rainbow List, and more. I am so happy SCARS is reaching people! (beaming). HUNTED is a finalist for the Monica Hughes Science Fiction and Fantasy Award, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.
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Toronto, ON, Canada