Author is ‘Grandfather’s Favorite Girl’

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Jasmine Inari Jarden's new book bares life story, raises awareness about sexual abuse

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“Female sexual abuse is a major problem in the US,” Jarden says, “We need to address it and stop making it a big secret.”

ATLANTA – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network or RAINN reveals that in every two minutes, another American is sexually assaulted, with the number of sexual assaults amounting 237,868 every year. Alarming as it is, another brave soul decided to share her story to heighten the bar for awareness of this phenomenon that wraps the country. “Grandfather’s Favorite Girl” (published by Xlibris) is author Jasmine Inari Jarden’s story.

Sexually assaulted and abused when she was a child, it has not been fairly easy for Jarden to step out and seek help to get to the road of recovery. When she started telling and working with her counselor to start her rehabilitation, Jarden also started writing as a personal means of having another outlet. After seeing that her journal is thick enough, she decided to come out and share her story — to empower fellow women and to raise awareness regarding the plight of sexual abuse victims.

“Female sexual abuse is a major problem in the US,” Jarden says, “We need to address it and stop making it a big secret.” By bravely telling her story, Jarden hopes to inspire more to come out and start their own journey away from the dark crevices of their past. With conviction, she tells fellow victims to tell someone that they trust and continue telling people until someone helps them. After all, Jarden believes that, “It is not your fault and you are not a bad person.”

“Grandfather’s Favorite Girl”
By Jasmine Inari Jarden
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781499011609
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781499011616
E-Book | 182 pages | ISBN 9781499011593
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jasmine Inari Jarden was born on December 19, 1962 in Knoxville, Tenn. She grew up as a member of a military family, travelling like a little jet setter. She received her BA in English from University of Tennessee. Unable to secure a position within her career field, she decided to join the army. Once in the military, she found the discipline and regimented lifestyle she used to get her life in order. She remained in the army for 20 years and retired on September 17, 2008 as a Major.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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