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Book Release Party: Running in Silence

Come meet Rachael Steil--debut author of Running in Silence: My Drive for Perfection and the Eating Disorder That Fed It--the day of the book release (10/15)! Enter the raffle for a chance to win a FREE book, get your book(s) signed, talk with the author, and stick around to hear an excerpt. There will be coffee, snacks, and a bit of a celebration after 5 years of editing, writing, and publication work (whew!!).

Rachael Steil clocked in as an All-American collegiate runner; she became a girl clawing for a comeback on a 30-bananas-a-day diet. This three-year struggle with raw food ended when she realized she had to find her self-respect beyond her identity as a successful runner on a perfect diet.

Running in Silence opens the door on the secret world of eating disorders. It provides vital insights for those who don’t suffer from this disease and an honest and harrowing personal story for those who do. Steil challenges the stigma of eating disorders, looks past appearance, and dives into the heart of obsession.

Rachael Steil graduated in 2015 from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a level 1 USA track and field certified coach and is currently the assistant coach at Grandville high school.

Steil has published articles about running and running with an eating disorder in Michigan Runner magazine, and is a speaker on the prevention and misconceptions and stigma surrounding eating disorders. She has been interviewed for several websites, podcasts, radios, and the Grand Rapids Press newspaper.

Steil is a recipient of the Spirit and Outstanding Runner award for the Aquinas College cross country team and has received sixth place All-American accolades in cross country as well as seventh place in the NAIA track nationals.

Her greatest achievement was not breaking a physical barrier, but a mental one.

Book Release Party: Running in Silence