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Novelist Rachelle Dekker Connects with Fans
through Live Periscope Chat on July 9

Rachelle Dekker, author of the newly released novel The Choosing (May 19, 2015, Tyndale House), will be chatting with her fans live on Periscope Thursday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Central. 

Readers and fans of Rachelle will be able to log on to Periscope and join her for a twenty-minute question and answer session about her writing, The Choosing, and her life in general. 

Periscope, which is owned by Twitter, allows users to share and watch live broadcasts from their mobile phones. Viewers can influence the broadcaster by sending messages and expressing their love by tapping the screen to send hearts.
Rachelle is available for interviews to promote the release of The Choosing.
Suggested discussion topics include:

  • Her own search and struggle to find her identity, basing it in a relationship with a boy and discovering how toxic that relationship was to her and her self-worth
  • Women and their struggle with identity and seeing themselves as beautiful – read Rachelle’s post about getting rid of “Dressing Room Shame
  • Temporary, unsatisfying places we find our identity (media, social media, possessions, accomplishments, career, roles) vs. where we can find lasting identity
  • “Because I Am LOVE” – Rachelle created a place where women (and men) can talk about identity and beauty differently because she believes the world has forgotten where true value comes from. Watch the #BecauseIAmLOVE video here


“Dekker’s debut is worth choosing.”  – Publishers Weekly

“At times frightening but often beautiful, this first volume of Carrington’s story will leave readers eager for the next book of this new series.” – USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog 

About The Choosing

Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—to end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.

But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. Though the whispers contradict everything she’s been told, they resonate deep within.

Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, yet she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her.

About the Author
The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through storytelling. She graduated with a degree in communications and spent several years in marketing and corporate recruiting before making the transition to write full time. Rachelle lives in Nashville with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair. Visit her online at